Willem van Haecht - The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest (1628) - Rubenshuis

Welcome to the London Art History Society

The London Art History Society is open to anyone who would like to acquire a greater understanding of the history of the visual arts in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Our aim is to provide a full and varied programme of lectures, courses, seminarsstudy days, walksvisits and tours at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on the quality of our speakers, who are chosen not only for their expertise, but also for their ability to engage and entertain an audience. Do explore our website to find out more about us.

Our next events

From Ferrara to Farnese Rome

Lecturers: Dr Paula Nuttall and Dr Geoffrey Nuttall

Study Day:  Thurs 21 June 2018



Our Next Events

Paris and the Russian avant-garde

Lecturer: Dr Natalia Murray

Study Day:  Fri 10 August 2018




22 June

The Courtauld is holding an artists-in-conversation event on Monday 25 June, 6.30-8pm. Michael Craig-Martin and Runa Islam will be discussing their works on display in the current exhibition  There Not There. The event is free but requires booking. Full  details on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/michael-craig-martin-and-runa-islam-artists-in-conversation-tickets-46711847393 

2 June

Change to date for the Houses of Parliament study visit. Due to essential maintenance work the date of the visit has been changed to Saturday 8 September. Click here for full details.

1 June

Membership fees will increase on 1 July 2018. If you decide not to renew, please let the Membership Secretary know. How to renew (or join).

London Art History Society Review

Society members receive a printed copy of the current year’s Review, but PDF versions of past editions can be downloaded without charge from this site.

Review archive


The Society exists thanks to the hard work of our volunteers; if you have spare time, take part!

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