January 9, 2012

Lynne Newman Foundation offers scholarships for Master’s Degree programmes at Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is pleased to announce a generous grant from the Lynne Newman Foundation to support new scholarships for degree candidates in select programmes at the Institute’s campuses in London and New York.


The Lynne Newman Foundation funds will specifically support students interested in the close observation of objects in relationship to their historical significance, to art patronage, and their relevance to contemporary art markets. Sotheby’s Institute of Art is among the world’s leading institutions for post graduate art studies offering Master of Arts degrees, PhDs and post graduate diplomas to an international student body of aspiring arts professionals making an in-depth study of art, art history and the art markets.


Students are invited to apply for Lynne Newman scholarships for the academic year 2012/2013. These Scholarships will provide up to a full semester’s tuition for qualified students. Additionally, Sotheby’s Institute of Art has substantial scholarship and financial assistance funds available to support Master’s Degree Programmes in Art Business and Contemporary Art as well as the Gordon Lang scholarship for East Asian Art and has received funding from the AHRC for “Studentships” that are available to citizens of the United Kingdom at its London Campus.


Lynne Newman Scholarships support:


Fine and Decorative Art/American Fine and Decorative Art (London & New York)—Based on the curriculum originally developed by Sotheby’s auction house to prepare future professionals for careers in its global network, this programme fosters in-depth knowledge of artworks as well as their materials and techniques by stressing the understanding and practice of connoisseurship.


East Asian Art (London)—Designed for those who wish to become Asian art specialists, dealers and scholars, the art history of China, Japan and Korea is the focus of this in-depth program.


Photography (London)—With markets as a context, students are introduced to the critical analysis of photography from the earliest experiments to the most recent developments, with an emphasis upon photography as an aesthetic practice.


Contemporary Design (London)—Combining academic study of 20th Century and contemporary decorative arts and its markets with an exploration of the professional design world, this programme examines objects from the Art Nouveau period to the pluralism of the present day.


Other Sotheby’s Scholarship Funds Support:


Art Business (London & NY)—This programme is designed for students who wish to combine an understanding of business theory and practice with the technical structural and legal elements of the art markets. Students visit private and corporate collections, museums, galleries, art fairs and festivals as integral parts of the curriculum. Students have privileged access to Sotheby’s auction house, its subject specialists, auctioneers and sales executives.


Contemporary Art (London & NY)—Focusing on post war art to the present, this programme emphasizes the artwork itself and the tools needed to understand it. Close analysis of works in all media, from painting and sculpture to video and performance, forms a crucial part of the curriculum as do topical debates on the theoretical and institutional contexts of the art-world today. Students and faculty visit local museums and galleries in London or New York, supplemented by extended study visits to European and/or American museums, collections, biennials, artists’ studios and galleries.


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About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
For more than forty years Sotheby’s Institute of Art has offered object-based, professionally-oriented education that draws creatively upon the resources of important art centers worldwide. At the Institute’s campuses in London and New York graduate-level programs and courses actively engage students in the dynamic international art world. Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers a variety of graduate programs, diplomas, semester courses, and summer study programs in London and New York. Applications are now accepted for entry in September 2012. Sotheby’s Institute of Art is a division of Cambridge Information Group.


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