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, seminars and schoolsstudy 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.


Due to the continuing situation with the coronavirus we have postponed all events scheduled until the end of August and are running a programme of online events which  you can view in the Chairman’s letter in the News section below.

Our Next Lecture

In Focus: Caspar David Friedrich’s Wanderer in a Sea of Fog

Lecturer: Mariska Beekencamp-Wladimiroff

Monday 1 June 2020


This lecture is online – please join the Zoom meeting 15 minutes before the start time

NB: Booking required


Our Next Study Day series

From Renaissance to Baroque – the rise and struggle of women in the world of art

Lecturer: Leslie Primo

Mondays 29 June, 6 July, 13 July 2020


These lectures are online – please join the Zoom meetings 15 minutes before the start time


25 May

CHAIRMAN’S LETTER TO MEMBERS – including details of our online programme of events.

4 May

ART ONLINE If you are looking for inspiration whilst unable to visit galleries and attend events have a look at our suggestions of  art institution websites and programmes to view which are providing a wide variety of interesting digital tours and events.

30 March

FUTURE EVENTS UPDATE Due to the continued spread of the coronavirus all events have been postponed until the end of August.

30 March

E-news bulletins Since museums and art institutions are all currently closed the monthly bulletins of upcoming events will be suspended until further notice.

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!

Find out about volunteering