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 in South America

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 3 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art of South America from the great indigenous empires through the impact of colonialism and the cultural revolutions of the 20th and 21st centuries.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. Art and science

    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    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

  3. Friday lates: at the Tate and National Gallery - part 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 5 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore a stimulating variety of famous and lesser-known artworks on display at Tate Modern and the National Gallery. This is the second part of the ‘Late at the Tate’ course series.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £79.00

  4. Focus on: David Hockney

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 7 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 2011 David Hockney was voted most influential British artist of all time in a poll of over 1000 artists. Explore how Hockney’s career as painter, photographer and writer has evolved over six decades.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  5. Summer lates: Wellcome Collection

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 11 Jun 2020 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From ancient Roman sculpture to a portrait by Vincent van Gogh explore the connections of art, medicine and what it means to be human in the galleries of Wellcome Collection.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  6. Focus on: Warhol and Pop Art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 14 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Study the life and work of Andy Warhol ¿ an artist who embraced consumerism, celebrity and counter culture – within the context of the international Pop Art movement and the changing world of mass culture.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  7. London's smaller galleries: Leighton House

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 20 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    A Palace of Art built for the Olympian Giant of the Victorian art world but also a place to live and work. This short afternoon museum-based course provides a fascinating exploration of Leighton’s world.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £12.00

  8. Focus on: Holbein

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 21 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    From Augsburg and Basel to London Holbein’s prints, drawings and paintings unflinching realism influenced the artists of his generation and beyond. We look at his life, his varied career and legacy.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  9. Medieval to Renaissance - at the V&A

    Course Date: Tue 23 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Find out how luxury and religious objects from the middle ages and Renaissance reflect the culture and values of the societies that made them.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  10. Surrealist art Sundays

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 28 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the art and artists of Surrealism from their origins in the political and psychological upheaval of Post-World War I Paris to their widespread influence on 20th century art and culture.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Collectors and curiosities - at the V&A

    Course Date: Tue 30 Jun 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    From cabinets of curiosities to the modern museum, we'll explore what drives the great collectors of the past and today.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Friday lates: designs of India at the V&A

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 3 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the treasures of the V&A Nehru Gallery and its painting and the decorative arts from India between the 16th and 19th centuries.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £19.00
    Concession: £12.00

  13. Movements in art: the Florentine Renaissance

    Course Date: Mon 6 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The Florentine Renaissance produced some of the most magical and iconic paintings, sculptures, and architecture in the world. Discover why and how these were produced, and how to decode them.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  14. Focus on: Salvador Dali

    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Madman or genius? Discover some of the many projects of the long and multi-faceted career of the artist and

    self-proclaimed master of the paranoiac-critical method, from his personal brand of surrealism to his later 'nuclear mysticism'.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £42.00

  15. Decoding dress: National Gallery   

    Course Date: Tue 7 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Explore the meanings that cloth and clothing can convey through close consideration of famous paintings (and sitters). Artists from Duccio to Degas have used dress to tell stories, convey character, and help us to tell citizens from kings.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £30.00

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