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.


our next study day

Thinking about abstractism

Lecturer: Linda Bolton

Monday 21 October 2019

11am-4.15pm. Brockway Room, Conway Hall



our next study visit

Art at the Royal Geographical Society

Leader: RGS Librarian

Wednesday 30 October 2019

11.30am-1pm.  Meet at 11.15am at the RGS Exhibition Road Entrance



4 September

Birkbeck blog includes details of the Peter Murray Memorial Lecture which will be given by T J Clark on the topic of What Cezanne Saw in Pissarro on 1 November.

1 September

The September 2019  e-news bulletin is now available listing events in and around London this month.

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