Baroque Art

Discover Birmingham’s magnificent collection of Baroque art. 

Dramatic artistic styles appeared in 17th Century Europe against a backdrop of religious, political and cultural change. Exciting subjects like still-life, landscape and portraiture all developed during this period and an emerging middle-class created an entirely different market for painting.

Birmingham Museums Trust holds the one of the best collections of Baroque painting and sculpture in the UK and includes works by major artist such as Peter Paul Rubens, Peter Lely, Claude Lorrain and Guercino. The gallery display brings together highlights from this collection and unveils rarely seen masterpieces from the museum stores.