Art History in the Pub

Art History in the Pub reflects the AAH's commitment to bringing art history and visual culture to a wider public community. Talks are free, and open to all. 

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Art History in in the Pub talks are always very informal. The talks are of general interest, and anyone is welcome to come along and listen and ask questions. Talks usually last for about 30 minutes, with a break for getting extra drinks, followed by general discussion.

AHITP is always free of charge and open to everyone.

Forthcoming Talks:

AHITP, Bristol
Monday 22 May 2017
The White Bear 113 St Michael’s Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BS

Simon Trapnell, Director of Nature in Art, will consider nature as a subject for people's artistic attention, largely overlooked for thousands of years and only in the last four centuries again becoming an important stimulus to our creative endeavour. He will discuss the museum Nature in Art and its pioneering role in the collection, display and celebration of art inspired by nature, drawing on a collection spanning 1500 years, 60 countries and cultures, and a wide range of styles and media.
His talk will give a glimpse of the diverse holdings of Nature in Art and the story of its establishment – from a mere dream in the early 1980’s to the fully accredited museum it is today.

This event is free of charge, no advance booking required. The talk will take place upstairs from the main bar area, and the pub usually does food for those wishing to eat before the event.

London History Day - AHITP Special
Wednesday 31 May, 7pm

 The Hope, 94 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BH

pre-book your free tickets - SOLD OUT

About the event:

For this special London History Day edition of AHITP we are joined by Christine Riding; author, head of art and curator of the Queen’s House at Royal Museums Greenwich and chair of the Association of Art Historians.

Christine draws upon her expertise in Eighteenth - and Nineteenth-century British Art to reveal a seamier side of London and the Smithfields home of Grade II listed pub The Hope whose Juniper Room Gin Parlour provides a suitably Dickensian backdrop for this special London History Day talk.

This event is part of Historic England’s first ever London History Day involving over forty of the capital''s museums and galleries.

AHITP events are free and open to all - you need to pre-book free tickets for this event because the Gin Parlour in the pub only seats 25 people.

AHITP, London
Monday 10 July 2017, 7pm

Venue: The English Restaurant, 52 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London, E1 6AG

Details tbc

If you are interested in organising a 'pop-up AHITP' or a short series of talks at a pub near you let us know.  

Previous AHITP Talks

'Peregrines', Joseph Wolf (1820-1899) 'Peregrines', Joseph Wolf (1820-1899)