Year course
European Art and Innovation: 1720 - 1920

Thursday 26 September 2019 - Thursday 9 July 2020

  • Thursday 26 September 2019 - Thursday 9 July 2020

  • Seminar Room 3, V&A South Kensington

  • Course price £640.00 - £1,992.00

  • Call +44 (0)20 7942 2000 to book

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

This event is unfortunately cancelled. During these exceptional times, the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. In line with the latest advice from Public Health England, all V&A sites (South Kensington, Museum of Childhood, Blythe House, V&A Dundee) are temporarily closed. If you have purchased tickets for events that have been cancelled there are several options available to you and our ticketing team will be in touch. You can find out more on our blog (link).

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Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Course Director Dr Kathy McLauchlan

Dr Kathy McLauchlan, art historian specialising in French painting and lecturer with the Arts Society, Morley College and Oxford University.

The quality of the speakers and the material they covered was superb; the gallery talks were also interesting and helpful to study. I was given an excellent framework for future study. 2018/19 Course Student
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Day tickets for the autumn and Term tickets for the spring 2020 term are now available. Tickets for the summer 2020 term will be available twelve weeks before the term starts.

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available • Certificate Option available

Course Overview

Term 1

12 weeks, 26 September – 12 December 2019

1720 – 1840

This period saw unprecedented challenges to old European regimes centred on court, church and aristocracy, and artists played an active role in efforts to create a new world. The shift in styles reflected these wider changes in the political order, and also signalled the emergence of new audiences for art.

Term 2

12 weeks, 9 January – 26 March 2020

1840 – 1900

During the 19th century, artists and critics started to talk about an ‘advance guard’. They were referring to individuals who set themselves apart from the establishment and questioned conventional values in art and society.

Term 3

12 weeks, 23 April – 9 July 2020

1900 – 1920

By the start of the 20th century the western art world was extraordinarily vibrant and diverse. A succession of avant-garde groups from Russia to America offered competing visions of form and function, many artists seeking to integrate their efforts to create a ‘total work of art’.

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Year course: European Art and Innovation: 1720 - 1920

26 September 2019 - 9 July 2020

£640.00 - £1,992.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Term 3: 1900 – 1920

23 April – 9 July 2020

£845.00

Term 3 single days

23 April – 9 July 2020

£80.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

Need help enrolling? Talk to the admissions team:

+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)