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CFP | Whistler, Nature and Industry | The Hunterian, University Of Glasgow

30th September-1st October 2020

Call for Papers | Whistler, Nature and Industry| The Hunterian, University Of Glasgow, Glasgow, G128QQ 30th September-1st October 2020 (five formal academic sessions spread over a day and a half). Explores the relationship between nature and industry in the art of James McNeill Whistler, including possible linkages with wider scientific debates of the period 1850-1914 […]

Emerging Perspectives in Art History and Visual Culture

March 19 2020

New Undergraduate and Postgraduate Masters/MSc Conference​ to be held on​ ​March 19-20, 2020 in Edinburgh

2020 Annual Conference

1 - 3 April 2020

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. The Association for Art History’s 46th Annual Conference will take place in Newcastle, in partnership with the University of Northumbria and University of Newcastle. This popular three-day event brings together current research and critical debate about art, art history and visual cultures. This key annual event is an opportunity to […]

Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain, 1945 to Now | Conference | Tate Britain

27-28 March 2020

TATE BRITAIN CONFERENCE Cutting Edge: Collage in Britain, 1945 to Now Join us for this two-day conference exploring the art of collage, from the post-war period to the present day. Since the Second World War, collage has provided artists working in Britain with a complex and critical mode of creative practice. From the fractured aesthetics of brutalism and the […]

British Records Association Conference 2020 | Creative Encounters | Art in the Archives

Thu, 23 April 2020

Creative Encounters: Art in the Archives will explore the interaction between archives and the visual and performing arts. Date and location: Thursday 23rd April 2020 09:45 – 17:00 at The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL The BRA has assembled an impressive list of speakers for its 2020 annual conference, with expertise drawn from different facets of the […]


April 1st 2020

Geoffrey Clarke is known first and foremost as a sculptor but he was also an exceptional print maker. Using his father’s press whilst studying at the Royal College of Art, Clarke began a body of work which used sign and symbol to communicate what he described as a ‘philosophy of Intuitionism’ – an idea he […]

Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme 19 July – 1 August 2020

19 July - 1 August 2020

University of Cambridge Art and Visual Culture Summer Programme 19 July – 1 August 2020 Academic programme Plenary lecture series: Narratives Two seminars, one per week Gallery and museum visits within Cambridge Evening talks Programme description The open-access Summer Programmes attract adults from all ages and from all over the globe. The Art and Visual […]

2020 Trenchard Cox Art History Scholarship

Deadline: 17.00 GMT Thursday, 5 March 2020

Scholarship Competition 16 – 18 years old? Win a place on an brilliant Art History Abroad 2-week Summer Course in Italy. Register your interest via the link, write 400 words on a work of art you love and another 400 on a work of art you loathe and submit your entry via The Arts Society. […]

Instagram | A Symposium

February 29 2020

Social media platform. Billion-dollar company. Home of fitspiration, avocado brunches, and over-filtered sunsets. Instagram is the place where we share our lives and peek into the lives of others—friends, family, influencers, celebrities. But what does it mean to encounter photographs as part of Instagram’s endless feed? How does this platform shape how we think about […]

Tintoretto | A Rebel in Venice screening across UK & Ireland cinemas from Feb 26

February 26, 2020

TINTORETTO: A REBEL IN VENICE, narrated by BAFTA Award-winner Helena Bonham Carter, is coming to the big screen at select cinemas across the UK & Ireland from the 26 February. This documentary celebrates the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It will explore the rivalry among the […]