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.


From September 2021 once again members will be able to enjoy sharing many of our events in person in our central London venues. Full details  of our upcoming programme, which also includes Zoom events, are available in the What’s On section above.

Our Next Online Lecture

Style in the service of Power: portraits at the court of the Medici in Florence

Lecturer: Kevin Childs

Tuesday 12 October 2021


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

NB: Booking required and closes 48 hours before the event


Our Next Course

Spanish Art II – Goya to Dali and beyond

Lecturer: Jacqueline Cockburn

Fridays 22 October-19 November October 2021


Lettsom House, First Floor, 11 Chandos Street, London W1G 9EB (NB: no lift)

NB: booking closes 48 hours before the event


1 October


See what’s on in London during October.

30 July


The programme includes new events which are now open for booking.

4 May

ART ONLINE If you are looking for inspiration 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.

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