August 23, 2010

Sotheby’s Institute of Art announces new Fall Courses

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Jeff Koons
Balloon Dog (Orange), 1994 – 2000
High chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating
© Jeff Koons

Courses offered this Fall include:

Navigating the Art Market
Dates: September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26 (no class October12)
Time: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm

Gain an overview of the international art market for modern and contemporary art and the key market concepts that influence it.

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.

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 Art Marketing
Dates: September 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3
Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

Learn how some of New York’s most successful art organizations use marketing to attract collectors and visitors, and to build the reputation and credibility of their artists and their own institutional brands.

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.

Experience Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: September 24, October 1, 8, 15
Time: Fridays, 10:30am-1:00pm

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

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

Attend the Sotheby’s Contemporary Art auction with your own art advisor, who will provide exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the artwork and specialists.

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.

Buying at Auction: Photography
Dates: October 5
Times: Tuesday, 10:30am-1:00pm

Experience first-hand the path artwork follows from being discovered to being sold at auction. Preview highlights from the photography sale, learn how works are priced, and how to gauge what to look for when buying photography at auction.

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 being accepted for entry in September 2011.

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