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. The art and culture of 18th century London

    Course Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore Georgian painting, sculpture and architecture, and consider them within the context of the history and culture of the 18th century in offsite sessions in museums, galleries and other places in London. Tutor: Liz Eyres.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

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

    Women in modern and contemporary art

    Course Date: Thu 24 Jan 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. The course is organised thematically covering the political and social transformations reflected in the artworks.
    Full fee: £249.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £152.00

  3. Focus on: Albrecht Dürer

    Focus on: Albrecht Dürer

    Course Date: Sun 27 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the life, works, and legacy of one of the most innovative German artists of his time: Albrecht Dürer. See how he assimilated the art of Venice into his style and exploited the possibilities of print. #onedaycourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  4. Introduction to Tate Modern

    Course Date: Thu 31 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore different aspects of the permanent collection of Tate Modern by looking at the work of modern to contemporary artists in painting, video, sculpture and mixed media installations. This course is gallery based.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  5. Anthony van Dyck, Equestrian portrait of Charles I, 1637-38,National Gallery - via Wikimedia Commons

    Worldly goods: art and power in the age of kings

    Course Date: Fri 1 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Join our Friday Lates in London museums and galleries to explore the motivations of the great, the ruled and the rulers in this 8-session course. Max 16 places. #arthistory #fridaylates #britishmuseum #vanda #nationalgallery.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  6. Friday Lates: the Bauhaus in London

    Course Date: Fri 15 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Staatliches Bauhaus opened its doors in Weimar, Germany in 1919. Fourteen years later it was shut down by the Nazis. Celebrate 100 years of Modernism in architecture and design and discover how Bauhaus style spread to London. Tutor: Julie Barlow. #arthistory #fridaylates #eveningevent #bauhaus.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  7. Focus on: Mughal court fashion in the 16th and 17th centuries

    Course Date: Sun 17 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the distinctive sartorial identity of court attire under the early Mughal emperors of India, and its development from a fusion of Central Asian, Iranian and Indian traditions in textiles and dress. #arthistory #weekendcourse #Mughal #MughalEmperors #courtfashion #Safaviddress.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  8. In depth: German art and the Weimar Republic 1918-1933

    Course Date: Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the vibrant culture of the Weimar Republic, this course considers the variety of German artistic movements which emerged between the two world wars.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  9. Focus on: Peggy Guggenheim and Jackson Pollock

    Course Date: Sun 24 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores the life and work of Jackson Pollock – whose career Peggy Guggenheim would launch with an exhibition in 1943, and whom she would later consider her greatest discovery. #arthistory #modernart #abstractexpressionism #jacksonpollock #weekendcourse.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  10. Humans, animals and machines in modern and contemporary art

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how a new image of human and animal intertwined with technology emerged in art from the avant-garde movements of the early twentieth century to the present.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Contemporary art concepts

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019
    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

  12. Friday Lates: Female Surrealists in London

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From the occult to the abstract, explore the art London-based, female surrealists and their unique contributions to one of the most influential art movements of the 20th century. Tutor: Sarah Jaffray. #arthistory #fridaylates #eveningevent #surrealism.

    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  13. London's smaller art collections

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover some of London’s fascinating smaller art collections and hidden art treasures on this gallery-based course.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. A grand day out: Ashmoleon Museum, Oxford. Photo: Remi Mathis

    A grand day out: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    This course provides an introduction to the wide range of artworks within the collection at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Art and science

    Course Date: Fri 1 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Leonardo to Sigmund Freud we will uncover creative and aesthetic similarities in the disciplines of Art and Science, and see how their collaborations show us the links between innovation and imagination.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

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