December 9, 2011

Sotheby’s Institute of Art announces new Spring Courses in New York

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

At Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York day and evening courses provide unique opportunities for participants to gain professional skills, knowledge and insight into the international art world. They are designed for those wishing to strengthen their existing experience, as well as for those enthusiastically pursuing a passion for the arts.



Old Master Paintings: The Legal Landscape
Date: Tuesday, January 24
Times: 10:00­–12:00pm Lecture 1:00-2:00pm Auction Preview
Fee 295 USD
Explore legal issues relating to the sale of artworks including authentication and attribution of artworks, and the respective responsibilities of the auction house and the purchaser.


The Gallery Business: A Practical Guide
Dates: Friday, March 2 & Saturday, March 3
Times: 10:00am–2:30 pm (Fri), 11:00am–4:30 pm (Sat)
Fee 595 USD
Gain insight into starting and running an art gallery in today’s dynamic art market, for students with an aspiring interest in owning a gallery or working in the commercial art sector.


Experience Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: Thursdays, March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 17
Times: Session I: 11:00am–12:30pm; Session II: 12:45pm–2:15pm
Fee 595 USD
Join us for a journey through New York’s fascinating contemporary art scene to discuss the dynamics of the art market, and key personalities working behind the scenes.


Conversations in Contemporary Art
Dates: Fridays, March 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4
Times: 1:00–3:30 pm
Fee 595 USD
Through intimate dialogue with distinguished artists, curators, critics, gallery owners, and specialists, gain insight into the production, selection, exhibition and sale of contemporary art.


Magnificent Jewels: Beauty & Brilliance
Dates Monday, April 16, Tuesday, April 17 & Wednesday, April 18
Times 10:00am–3:00pm
Fee 975 USD
Get an insider’s perspective on magnificent jewelry and brilliant gemstones, through this course, which includes lectures, private tours and a behind-the-scenes preview of Sotheby’s “Magnificent Jewels” sale.



Contemporary Art: Market Dynamics
Dates: Mondays, February 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Fee 625 USD
Examine the business and financial aspects of the market for contemporary art, including the theories behind how monetary or “objective” values are attributed to objects.


The Art of the Print: Aesthetics & the Market
Dates: Tuesdays, February 28, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Fee 595 USD
Whether you are a seasoned or new collector, explore how to evaluate fine art prints with a more educated eye.


Marketing and the Commercial Art World
Dates: Thursdays, March 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Time: 6:00pm–8:00pm
Fee 625 USD
Learn about the full range of marketing techniques utilized in the commercial art world, from audience research and media relations to advertising, branding and emerging online tools.


Russian Art: Culture & Context
Dates: Wednesdays, March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18 & Saturday April 14
Times: 6:30pm–8:00pm (Wed); 10:00am – 12:00pm (Sat)
Fee 595 USD
Gain new insights into Russian art, icons, painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and Fabergé objects, by considering the major artists and artistic movements of the past.


Understanding Contemporary Art
Dates: Tuesdays March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24, May 1
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Fee 595 USD
Taking 1990 as a starting point, this course examines the important work of the last two decades, the diverse influences and motivations of contemporary artists and the themes that inspire them.


Your Future in the Art World
Dates: Thursdays, April 19, 26, May 10, 17, 24
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Fee 450 USD
Get a better understanding of the various career paths available in the rapidly growing, ever-changing global art market and discover the opportunities and challenges of working in this field.


Art & Finance: Where Two Worlds Meet
Dates: Tuesdays April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 6:30pm–8:00pm
Fee 625 USD
With the ever-increasing interest in fine art investment, this timely and informative course explores the use and performance of fine art as a financial asset.
For more information, please contact: Lori Kornegay, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Tel: 212.517.3929, email: [email protected]

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, certificates, diplomas, online courses, semester courses in London, and summer study programs throughout the year in London and New York. Applications for MA programs are now accepted for entry in September 2012.

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