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From the 1970s and Feminist Art, via developments in New York in the 1980s, to the infamous YBAs in London in the 1990s and beyond, this eight-week course provides participants with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the extraordinary developments of a turbulent but exciting era of creativity and expression. It represents the fourth and final installment of the History of Art lecture series led by Dr James Hicks over the last eighteen months, but is also available to first time participants to take as a stand-alone.

Suitable for beginners as well as those with prior knowledge looking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of Western art history over the last four decades. Minimum age 18.

This course includes:

  • Eight weeks, with a half-term break;

  • Faculty-led lectures with time for questions and discussion each week;

  • One or more expert-led visits per term to London-based collections;

  • Learning in the Institute's Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury;

  • Certificate of participation on completion of the course

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Autumn 2019: History of Art: 1970 to Present
    3, 10, 17, 31 October, 7, 14, 21, 28 November 2019 (Term Break 24 October)

    Day Course: Thursday mornings; 10.30am-12.45pm

    Venue: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    Dr James Hicks, Consultant Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    8-Week Course: £625 (Register by September 17, 2019 for 10% off)

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    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or

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