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February 23, 2010

Sotheby’s Institute of Art announces Short Courses in New York

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Short Courses at Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York are offered throughout the year and provide unparalleled opportunities for participants to gain practical skills, knowledge and insight into the international art world. They are focused to meet the needs of those who have an active interest in art and art business but have limited time.Courses are led by faculty from Sotheby’s Institute of Art and international experts and practitioners in the field and are designed for undergraduates, career changers and art enthusiasts. There are no formal entry requirements.

To get additional information and to reserve your place, visit our website: http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/newyork/public

To register for our Open Day in New York for graduate-level programmes, please visit: http://www.sothebysinstitute.com/newyork/open-day.html

Courses offered this Spring and Summer include:

Introduction to Photography: Aesthetics & the Market
Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19
Time: Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm

From Ansel Adams to Andreas Gursky, photography is continuing to have a growing presence in private and public collections. Develop a discerning eye by examining the major movements and key figures that have influenced 20th and 21st century practice.

Introduction to the History of Jewelry: Magnificent Jewels: Beauty & Brilliance
Dates: Monday, April 19, Tuesday, April 20, Wednesday, April 21
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Attend the Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction with your own fine jewelry expert, who will guide you through the fascinating and fabulous world of precious gemstones, colored stones, and brilliant diamonds.

Experience Art in New York: Fine Galleries, Corporate Art Collections and Public Spaces
Dates: Friday, April 23, 30, May 7, May 14
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm

This spring discover exciting works of art in public and private settings around the city through a series of guided art lectures. Examine the work of artists as diverse as Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Rauschenberg and E.V. Day.

Summer Study in New York
1 – 24 June 2010: Session 1
6 – 29 July 2010: Session 2

1 – 24 June 2010: Session 1

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

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: Additional study visits or seminars

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: Additional study visits or seminars

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.

The Story of America: From Folk Art to Fine Art
Monday & Wednesday, 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 3.00pm – 6.00pm
Fridays: Additional study visits or seminars

This course introduces students to key concepts in American art. Beginning in Colonial times, the course explores American fine and decorative arts through major movements, including the Hudson River School of painting, American impressionism, Folk Art, Tiffany and the Aesthetic Movement, and the Arts and Crafts movement.

Inside the Studio: Artists’ Visits
Monday & Wednesday, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday & Thursday, 10.00am – 1.00pm
Fridays: Additional study visits or seminars

Is the artist’s studio still relevant today? This question has become increasingly prelevant in the transnational art world where peripatetic artists participate in biennials, art fairs, and exhibitions across the globe. This course takes students into the work spaces of leading and emerging contemporary artists working across a variety of media.

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: Additional study visits or seminars

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: Additional study visits or seminars

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: Additional study visits or seminars

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.

2- Week Summer Study Courses

Art Fairs Revealed: June 1 – 11

Spectacular Jewelry: The Trained Eye: June 1 – 11

Contemporary Photography: An Identity Crisis: June 14 – 24

Text, Blogs & Catalogues: Art of the Word: July 6 – 18

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.

http://www.sothebysinstitute.com

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