Art History Courses in London

Our art history programme includes western art, Islamic art, Japanese art and the art of the Near East.

There are courses on curation for aspiring practitioners and a host of other art history courses on subjects as diverse as the history of fashion, comic books, urban art and artists' books that can be taken alone, or to complement surveys of periods. You can also study the history of photography, design, video and sound art. Any questions? Contact our visual arts team on 020 7492 2700 Monday - Friday between 10am - 5pm.

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  1. Art icons: Monet and Impressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Impressionist movement, focusing on Monet as its key example, considering such issues as biography, social change, artistic influences, material developments and stylistic progress.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  2. Focus on: Irish art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 20 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ireland has a rich history of visual art, from the Book of Kells and the grandeur of its Georgian architecture to modern and contemporary artists such as Jack Yeats and Francis Bacon.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  3. Niki de Saint Phalle,"Nanas"in the Leibnizufer, Hanover, Germany - part of Hanover's sculpture walk - Wikimedia Commons

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the work of prominent modern and contemporary women artists from the early twentieth century to the present, looking at the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Friday lates: what is creativity?

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 25 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This lecture explores the idea and practice of creativity from the perspective of art and cultural theory, and looks to determine not only what creativity is but why it is so important for us now and in the future?
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  5. Think like an artist: in 16th century Venice

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out how the art of the mercantile republic of 16th century Venice reflects its unique location, trade routes and society.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  6. A grand day out: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of paintings, antiquities and decorative arts at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge on this one-day, location-based course.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. Friday lates: the art of getting lost - a beginners guide to psychogeography

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 1 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From pub crawls to punk rock, via comic books, action painting and Hegelian philosophy; hear the unlikely tale of the Situationists: international artist-revolutionaries who tried to change the world itself into a work of art.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  8. Art icons: Gauguin and Post-Impressionism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 2 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the Post-Impressionist movement, focusing on Gauguin as its key example, considering such issues as biography, artistic influences, stylistic developments, social change and the depiction of class, gender and race.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. The arts of the book in the Islamic world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 3 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study book design and production in the Islamic world. The art of the book is one of the cornerstones of Islamic visual culture, with the role of the Qur’an driving the development of the arts in general.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Medieval and Romanesque sculpture: beyond the antique

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will explore the transformations of style and function of three-dimensional images, in many media, between c.1000 and .c1450, including those made for tombs, portals and devotional practice.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. The small early Christian basilica of Philippopolis, Plovdiv Bulgaria, 5th Century CE (Photo: Vladislav Nedelev) - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

    In depth: exploring the sources of early Christian images

    Course Date: Tue 5 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the sources of early Christian images in depth. We'll consider the main developments, and the motivations behind their origins. Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  12. Spanish art: in the age of Picasso, Miro and Dali 1885-1936

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 6 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Reflecting a 'silver age' of literature, art in Spain before the Civil war encompasses the modernist genius of Picasso, Juan Gris and Miró; the surrealism of Dalí and the late Impressionism of Joaquín Sorolla.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  13. Contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Thu 7 Nov 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wondered what's going on in the mind of contemporary artists? This course explores the ideas and historical background behind some of today’s most intriguing works, from Conceptualism and Video to Body Art and Installation. Includes a gallery visit.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  14. Friday lates: Gerhard Richter: Nazis in the family

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Investigate the work of this enigmatic artist, raised in Hitler’s Third Reich and communist East Germany, before moving to the west to become one of the most popular and commercially successful painters of the last 50 years.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  15. Friday lates: treasure at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 8 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Take a Friday evening to discover treasure troves in the British Museum, such as the Mildenhall Treasure and the Cuerdale Hoard, and find out about the societies in which these discoveries were produced.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

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