United Kingdom

Silk Street

Phone: 020 7638 4141

Barbican Art Gallery

From acclaimed architects, to Turner prize-winning artists, Barbican Art Gallery presents major exhibitions by leading international figures. Accompanying each exhibition is a dynamic programme of talks and events. Don't miss our late night openings, daily until 8pm (except Tue & Thu).

The Curve
Home to an exciting series of new commissions created for The Curve by contemporary artists.


Jeppe Hein
9 Feb-29 Apr/07
The Curve
Admission Free
This young Danish artist has worked with fountains, moving walls and gravity-defying kinetic sculptures. His commission for The Curve is entitled Distance, and involves a very unusual roller coaster.

Previous Exhibitions

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Alvar Aalto: Through the Eyes of Shigeru Ban
22 Feb-13 May/07
Barbican Art Gallery
Finnish architect Alvar Aalto (1898-1976), is one of the masters of modernism, ranking alongside figures such as Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe. In his first UK retrospective, Aalto’s work is presented through the eyes of contemporary Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.


Admission to Barbican Art Gallery is £8/£6.
Admission to The Curve is free.

Opening hours

Barbican Art Gallery is open daily 11am-8pm (Except Tue & Thu until 6pm)
The Curve is open daily 11am-8pm.

Getting there

Nearest tube is Barbican/Moorgate.

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£6 (groups of 10 or more)
£3 (schools and full time student groups of 10 or more Mon- Fri only) Telephone 020 7382 7211 or email .


We have a wealth of resources for teachers, including downloadable resource packs, teachers’ evenings and guided tours for school groups. For more information please visit


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