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. All our events are open to members only – join us online.


our next study visit

Chichester Cathedral

Leader: John McNeill

Wednesday 6 July 2022

12.45pm for 1pm start

NB: Booking closes 48 hours before the event.

our next study day

Watteau & Chardin: new directions in French painting

Lecturer:  Clare Ford-Wille

Tuesday 19 July 2022


Venue: Friends House

NB: Booking closes 48 hours before the event.


29 April

EVENTS PROGRAMME SUMMER-AUTUMN 2022 A selection of study days, visits, walks and courses – booking now open

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