Skip to main content

Art History Festival

Join us for the first annual Art History Festival – a celebration of the diverse narratives that enrich our enjoyment of art, visual culture and the world around us
Date
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Time
10.30 am - 5 pm

About

Join us for a week of panel discussions, conversations and art workshops exploring a range of themes including: Hidden Histories and New Narratives; Health and Wellbeing; Nature and the Environment; and Craft, Design and Fashion.

Whether you book tickets for a few key events, or experience the whole festival, the choice is up to you! Let's celebrate and explore art history in a new way.

Visit Art History Festival to see the full programme of events.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Talks & conversations

Art History Festival

Join us for the first annual Art History Festival – a celebration of the diverse narratives that enrich our enjoyment of art, visual culture and the world around us
Date
Saturday, 25 September 2021
Time
10.30 am - 5 pm

About

Join us for a week of panel discussions, conversations and art workshops exploring a range of themes including: Hidden Histories and New Narratives; Health and Wellbeing; Nature and the Environment; and Craft, Design and Fashion.

Whether you book tickets for a few key events, or experience the whole festival, the choice is up to you! Let's celebrate and explore art history in a new way.

Visit Art History Festival to see the full programme of events.

Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Talks & conversations
Free
Everyday wonders: A mindful look at Dutch art
Christina Bradstreet
Time
10.30 - 11.30 am
Location
Room 18
Savour the sensory details of 17th‐century Dutch paintings
Talks & conversations
Free
Who will hear my story?
Joy Gregory
Time
10.45 - 11.30 am
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
Artist Joy Gregory reveals how her practice engages with the telling of stories that slip between the cracks
Creative sessions
Free
Theatrical life drawing workshop: Black dandies
Originary Arts
Time
Fully booked
  • 11 am - 12.30 pm
Location
Room 32
Give life drawing a go, experiment with mark-making and build your creative confidence
Talks & conversations
Free
Museums as culture factories
Charles Saumarez Smith and Richard Williams in conversation
Time
Fully booked
  • 11.45 am - 12.15 pm
Location
Room 53
How have art museums changed in the past century and where are they headed in the future?
Talks & conversations
Free
Design history and African diasporas
Christine Checinska in conversation
Time
12.30 - 1.15 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
An insight into African fashion from the V&A
Talks & conversations
Free
An olfactory journey
Tasha Marks
Time
Fully booked
  • 1.45 - 2.15 pm
Location
Room 34
Take an olfactory journey through the collection
Creative sessions
Free
Theatrical life drawing workshop: Style rebels
Originary Arts
Time
Fully booked
  • 2 - 3.30 pm
Location
Room 32
Give life drawing a go, experiment with mark-making and build your creative confidence
Talks & conversations
Free
Art detectives
Philip Mould and Aviva Burnstock
Time
Fully booked
  • 2.15 - 3 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
How does science help us to understand and reveal more about the art we love?
Talks & conversations
Free
Re-thinking Blackness in Western art
Alayo Akinkugbe
Time
3.15 - 3.45 pm
Location
Room 9
How do Western narratives of art history inform our perception of Blackness?
Talks & conversations
Free
Art and the religious imagination
Deborah Lewer and Rowan Williams in conversation
Time
4 - 4.45 pm
Location
Sainsbury Wing Theatre
How can art open up ways of seeing and imagining the world differently?
Talks & conversations
Free
A Victorian Michelangelo: The global legacy of G.F. Watts’s symbolism
Gursimran Oberoi
Time
Fully booked
  • 4.30 - 5 pm
Location
Room 61
Learn how Michelangelo inspired the symbolist practice of artist G. F. Watts

Co-organised by

The Association for Art History as part of the Art History Festival