January 18, 2011

Sotheby’s Institute of Art announces new Winter/Spring Courses

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Courses offered this Winter/Spring starting in January include:

Day Courses:

Studio to Auction: Conversations in Contemporary Art
Dates: February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18, March 25
Time: Fridays, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Through intimate and public dialogue with distinguished artists, curators, and gallerists, this course provides in-depth insight into the production, selection, exhibition and sale of contemporary art in the city today.

The Gallery Business: New Trends in New York
Dates: March 18 & 19
Time: Friday 10:00am – 2:30pm, Saturday 11:30am – 4:30pm

Get a first-hand view of the current state of the New York gallery business, examining market shifts such as contemporary art’s migration from uptown to downtown and the recent rise of the Lower East Side galleries.

Experience Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: April 8, 15, 29, May 6 (No class April 22)
Time: Fridays, 10:30am – 1:00pm

Take an insider’s look at today’s vibrant contemporary art market in New York through a series of guided visits to galleries, museums, and private foundations.

Magnificent Jewels: Beauty & Brilliance
Dates: Tuesdays, April 12, Wednesday, April 13, Thursday April 14
Times: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Explore the world of fine jewelry and the upcoming Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction, during a series of private visits, lectures and previews. Students will also attend the sale with the instructor.

Navigating the Chinese Contemporary Art Market
Date: May 20
Time: Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm

Where is the market for Chinese contemporary art headed next? This course examines the recent history and future prospects for this constantly evolving market alongside the careers of leading artistic voices of the Chinese avant-garde.

Evening Courses:

Pre-war to Pop
Dates: January 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23, March 2
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Learn about the massive transformation of art in the turbulent middle years of the 20th century in this course that spans Europe and the United States, Art Deco and Pop Art, and the Depression and the Cold War.

The Art of the Lens: Aesthetics & the Market
Date: March 14, March 21, March 28, April 2 (Saturday), April 4, April 11
Time: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

With photography continuing to have a growing presence in private and public collections, this course highlights major movements and key figures in 20th and 21st century practice, and includes a preview of Sotheby’s spring photography auction.

Legal Perspectives: The Life Cycle of a Work of Art
Date: March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10 (No class April 19)
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Gain a solid understanding of important art law concepts that are a must for artists, collectors, dealers, curators and anyone else involved in the art world.

Introduction to Contemporary Art: 1990 to Today
Dates: March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10 (No class April 19)
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

In the past fifty years contemporary art has grown to be a dynamic, exciting field of study. From photography and objects to moving images and installations, develop a greater understanding of what is currently happening in the contemporary art world.

The Art of Collecting
Dates: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

The practice of collecting is demystified in this course which serves as an introduction for new or aspiring collectors. Examine a variety of important elements to be considered when starting your own collection.

Art & Finance: Where Two Worlds Meet
Dates: April 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 1
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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.

For information on Public Programs in New York please contact Maria Figueroa, 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, diplomas, semester courses, and summer study programs in London and New York. Applications are now accepted for entry in September 2011.

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