October 11, 2010

Sotheby’s Institute of Art announces new course: Contemporary Art at Auction

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Contemporary Art at Auction
Dates: Monday, November 8, Tuesday, November 9, Wednesday, November 10
Daily 9:30am – 2:30pm

Preview artwork and attend a Sotheby’s Contemporary art auction with your own art advisor to develop a more educated eye and deepen your understanding of contemporary art.

Other courses offered this fall include:

The Art of Collecting
Dates: October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
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. The course examines a variety of important elements to be considered when starting a collection.

Inspiring Jewels: The Trained Eye
Dates: Monday, October 25, Tuesday, October 26, Wednesday, October 27, Thursday, October 28
Daily 10:00am – 3:00pm

Gain an insider’s perspective on the world of fine jewelry and the upcoming Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction, during a series of private visits, lectures and previews.

Art & Finance: Where Two Worlds Meet
Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7
Time: Tuesdays, 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.

Introduction to Contemporary Art (1990 – Today)
Dates: November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, December 7
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

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

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 being accepted for entry in September 2011.

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