WE BELIEVE THAT ART HISTORY INSPIRES PEOPLE TO THINK DIFFERENTLY AND SEE DIFFERENTLY
Art history is the study of art across the globe, from the ancient world to the present day. Through it we pose questions about the making, meaning and impact of art, such as: why, when and how was it made, and by whom? What might have been its intended reception, and how, in fact, was it received. How has that reception changed over time?
Art history helps us examine our histories and can actively shape how we understand what we see around us now. It gives us the skills and tools to interpret and connect to our visual world and enhances our ability to analyse, question and critically engage with issues confronting society and individuals.
Art history is both reflection and transformation, because if you can read the world around you, you can change the world around you. This is why we believe that art history is so vital today.
Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories
09.00 -17.30, 21 June, online
Global Britain: Decolonising Art’s Histories Association for Art History’s two-day Summer Symposium...
Curating Art or Curating Artists | The Thorny Question of an Artist’s Biography
22 June, 6:30-8pm GMT
Free online event. Book your ticket. How much should an artist’s life...
Linda Nochlin revisited. 50 years later. Historiographical conference on contemporary art
13 July 2021
The consolidation of a feminist art history continues to be an ambitious...
Pluriversality at Play Art and material culture in the thirteenth-century Mediterranean
Thurs17 June 2021 to Fri18 June 2021, 2:15pm to 6:00pm
The Mediterranean has always been a ‘contact zone’, a place of convergence...
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