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May 18, 2010

Sotheby’s Institute of Art announces new Summer Course

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Marilyn Minter in her studio
Photograph by Johan Olander

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Courses offered this Summer include:

1 – 24 June 2010: Session 1

Inside the Studio: Artists’ Visits
Monday & Wednesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

This 4-week summer study course takes students into the work spaces of leading and emerging contemporary artists such as Marilyn Minter, Will Cotton, Vik Muniz, Dan Graham, Jeremy Kost and 3as4. Lectures on topics in contemporary practice set the context for the visits to studios in and around New York City, and participants see artists working across a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance, and installation.

Students learn about the myriad methods of art production today, both studio-based and otherwise, and have the opportunity to interact with the artists.

The course is led by Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York.

Art and Its Markets
Monday & Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

This course introduces students to the market for modern and contemporary art. Students examine how the primary and secondary markets function and gain a solid understanding of key market concepts as well as practical tools for understanding and evaluating prices for contemporary art.

Impressionism to Now
Monday & Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

This course provides an intensive introduction to modern and contemporary art. It allows students to study different movements, schools and the kinds of visual art-making practices that have proliferated since the late nineteenth century. No previous art experience is required.

How to Run a Gallery
Monday & Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

This course examines what it takes to start and run a successful gallery. Participants gain an overview of the gallery business, from initial funding and forming an artist roster, to exhibition planning and marketing and communications strategies.

2- Week Summer Study Courses

Spectacular Jewelry: The Trained Eye: June 1 – 11

Contemporary Photography: An Identity Crisis: June 14 – 24

6 – 29 July 2010: Session 2

Art Marketing & Communications
Monday & Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fridays: Additional study visits or seminars

This course looks at the full range of marketing approaches that visual arts businesses and organizations use to communicate to the public about their activities, attract collectors and visitors and build the reputation and credibility of their artists and their own institutional brands.

Emerging Markets in the Global Art World
Monday & Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

An overview of contemporary art from emerging markets such as China, Korea, India and the Middle East. By examining relevant artists’ work, gallery visits, and discussions with specialists at auction houses and museums, this course examines the dynamic developments in regions that lie beyond what was once neatly defined as “the West”.

Art and Collectors
Monday & Wednesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

Examining the motivations of both historical and contemporary art collectors and the impact on the market and on art practice, this course lets students investigate the changing taste and historical trends in collecting, the economics of collecting (supply and demand), connoisseurship, and aesthetics.

Contemporary Art in New York
Monday & Wednesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

This course provides an insider’s look at today’s vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, private foundation, auction house, and collection visits. Students gain an understanding of both contemporary art history and the newest developments coming out of Basel, Berlin, Brooklyn and other important art markets.

Modern Design
Monday & Wednesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Fridays: Optional study visits

This course traces the evolution of Modern design from its roots in the mid nineteenth century up through the post-war period. Covering major moments in the modern aesthetic including Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and the International Style, this course explores the work of major figures such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Marcel Breuer, and Charles Eames among others.

2- Week Summer Study Courses

Text, Blogs & Catalogues: Art of the Word: July 6 – 16

New Media: Moving Pictures: July 6 – 16

Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World: July 19 – 29

For information on our Short Courses and our Summer Programs in New York 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, New York and Singapore, 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, New York and Singapore. Applications are now accepted for entry in September 2010.

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