July 24, 2012

Sotheby’s Institute of Art Autumn Short Courses & Public Programmes

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers insight into the international art world through its Short Courses and Public Programmes in London and New York. Designed for those wishing to strengthen their existing experience, as well as those pursuing a passion for the arts, these programmes provide unique opportunities for participants to gain professional skills and practical knowledge about a variety of art-related topics, such as art law, contemporary art practices, jewellery design, and much more. Courses are offered during the day and evening in both London and New York and are led by Institute faculty, international experts and leading practitioners in the field.

For a full list of course offerings at each campus, please visit our website:
London Short Courses & Public Programmes
New York Short Courses & Public Programmes

London – Sample Courses:

Art & Finance in a Global Market
Dates: 2, 3, 23, 30 October / 6, 13 November
Time: Wine Reception 6:15pm; Lectures 6:45–8pm
With the ever-increasing interest in investment in fine art, this timely and informative course explores the use and performance of fine art as a financial asset.

Frieze Art Fair
Dates: 10–12 October
Time: 10–5pm
This annual three-day short course coincides with the international Frieze Art Fair in London focusing on contemporary art, the art market, and collecting.

Jewellery Design: 1780 to 1980
Dates: 22–23 November
Time: 10–5pm
This two-day course highlights two centuries of jewelry craftsmanship and design and includes visits to both Sotheby’s auction house and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

New York – Sample Courses:

The Value of Art
Dates: November 1–2
Time: 6–8pm Thursday, 10–3pm Friday
Learn the principles behind different art acquisition strategies, ranging from investment to connoisseurship, and the important decisions that need to be made at each stage.

Contemporary Art at Auction: An Insider’s View
Dates: November 12–13
Time: 9:30–4:30pm
Join us for an exclusive view of the fall contemporary art auctions in New York, with behind-the-scenes access to the sales and the specialists, and a chance to preview artwork and analyze the market.

Introduction to Art as a Global Business
Dates: October 16, 23, 30 / November 13, 20, 27
Time: 6:30–8pm
Examine the fundamental structures within the art world, the people, institutions, and commercial entities through which art flows, to understand more fully how the art market operates.

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Since 1969, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has pioneered the education of arts professionals whose careers have placed them at the centre of the international art world. With campuses in London, New York, and online, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate-level programmes and academic courses that uniquely integrate art historical scholarship, market expertise, and object-based learning. Sotheby’s Institute has more than 6000 alumni worldwide who work in top positions in all facets of the international art world. For more information visit




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