Sotheby’s Institute of Art: a summer of art in London and New York‏


Sotheby's Institute of Art: a summer of art in London and New York‏

Sotheby’s Institute of Art

A Summer of Art in London and New York

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Every summer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art welcomes hundreds of passionate students from all over the world to our campuses in the great art capitals of London and New York. Taking full advantage of each city’s rich cultural offerings, our Summer Study courses enable students to enhance their knowledge of art and the international art market through dynamic classroom lectures and guided study visits to museums, galleries, auction houses, artist studios, private collections, and more. Our two- and four-week course offerings are led by Sotheby’s Institute faculty, leading art world scholars and professionals in the field.

Four-week Summer Study courses offer the most immersive experience on subjects ranging from art history, art business, contemporary art and more. Students who have taken these courses in the past include undergraduates seeking a London or New York experience, young professionals wishing to develop skills and expertise, and art enthusiasts eager for behind-the-scenes access to the international art world. Two-week courses give students a focused overview of specific subject areas related to art history, art business, collection management, fashion and other creative art disciplines.

2013 Summer Study Courses

Four-week courses: 28 May–21 June
Art & Its Markets
Contemporary Art in London
European Decorative Arts: From Baroque to Art Nouveau

Four-week courses: 25 June–19 July
Art & Its Markets
Contemporary Art in London
Arts of Asia
Michelangelo to Matisse: European Art, 1500–1900
Finance and the Art Market

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New York
Four-week courses: 3 June–27 June
Introduction to Curating
Impressionism to Now
Introduction to the Global Contemporary Art World
Principles of Business in the Art World
Contemporary Art in New York

Four-week courses: 8 July–1 August
How to Run a Gallery
Art World Marketing, PR and Communications
Contemporary Art in New York
The Art of Luxury

Two-week courses
Art Collections: Acquiring and Caring for Works of Art (3 June–14 June)
The Art of Fashion (17 June–28 June)
Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World (8 July–19 July)
Art & Finance: Where Two Worlds Meet (8 July–19 July)
Experience Art History (22 July–2 August)

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Contact us:
Sarah Coppard
T +44 (0)20 7462 3251
[email protected]

New York
Lori Kornegay
T +1 212.517.3929
[email protected]
About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the Graduate School of Art and its Markets with campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles. Originally conceived as a training program for connoisseurship by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute has pioneered the education of arts professionals and is today one of the most prestigious degree-granting institutions of its kind. The Institute has more than 6,000 alumni worldwide, who hold top positions in all facets of the international art world. For more information visit

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