Faculty member Amy Whitaker receives the Sarah Verdone Writing Award
On May 8, 2013, Amy Whitaker, Art Business faculty member at Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York, was given the Sarah Verdone Writing Award at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's 40th Anniversary Downtown Dinner celebrating 40 years of visionary arts and cultural initiatives. Read more...
Trust and Transparency in the Art Market
Sotheby's Institute of Art and Skate's Art Market Research present the International Art Industry Forum, London through a one-day conference that challenged, tested and unpacked the relationship between Trust and Transparency in the Art Market. This conference asked the fundamental question – are they Complements - do they reinforce each other? Or are they Substitutes - can one replace the other? Read more...
New Publication: Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s London
What makes art "feminist art?" In Renegotiating the Body: Feminist Art in 1970s
London, Kathy Battista, Director of Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute in New York, argues that there can be no essential feminist aesthetic, although feminist artists do have a unique aesthetic. Read more...
New Publication: Art and Authenticity
Art and Authenticity
— a new book edited by Megan Aldrich (Academic Director, Sotheby's Institute of Art - London) and Jos Hackforth-Jones (Director, Sotheby's Institute of Art - London) — explores a range of questions around the ideas of authenticity, originality and replication in art. Read more...
Registration Open: Art Press in the Twentieth Century Conference
Registration is now open for a one-day conference on the mediation of art history, criticism and the art market in magazines and journals organised by The Burlington Magazine and Sotheby's Institute of Art on 1st February 2013. Read more...
New Publication: Photography: The Whole Story
Photography: The Whole Story
, a new book edited by Juliet Hacking, Director of the Institute's MA in Photography programme in London, is a definitive history of photography that looks at every step of the field's dynamic evolution, period by period and movement by movement. Each key genre is chronologically presented within its social, economic, and political context, along with close analysis of specially selected works that best exemplify the characteristics of the period. Read more...
Now Accepting Applications for 2013/2014 AHRC Funding
Sotheby’s Institute of Art - London is now accepting applications for the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) studentships in the 2013/2014 school year. The Institute will offer four studentships and each will cover the full cost of tuition in one of our six MA programmes in London: Art Business, Contemporary Art, Fine and Decorative Art, Photography, Contemporary Design, and East Asian Art.
The submission deadline for AHRC applications is Friday, 28 June 2013
. Read more...
New Publication: Creative Britain: Perspectives on 20th Century and Contemporary Design October 2012
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is pleased to announce the publication of Creative Britain: Perspectives on 20th Century and Contemporary Design
, edited by Lis Darby, Director of the MA in Contemporary Design programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art - London, and Christine Lalumia. The volume comprises six essays based on outstanding dissertations by graduates of the Contemporary Design programme and celebrates new research and insights into aspects of British design, decorative art and craft. Topics include British Modernism in the 1920s and 1930s; the 1960s and the rise of the Habitat brand; the rebellious Creative Salvage group of the 1980s; the influence of philosophical thought on the work of the contemporary potter Rupert Spira, and more. Read more...
Book Signing with Royal Academy of Arts Director Charles Saumarez Smith October 2012
Sotheby’s Institute of Art along with our friends at Paddle8
hosted a book signing event with Dr. Charles Saumarez Smith for his new book In the Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London
on Thursday, October 25th at our New York campus. Read more...
Introducing New Faculty September 2012
Sotheby’s Institute of Art would like to extend a warm welcome to our new faculty members who have joined our London and New York campuses. As scholars and leading practitioners in their fields, each of these individuals brings their art world expertise to the classroom and the Sotheby’s Institute community at large. Read
our new faculty members' bios and learn more about their backgrounds.
Corporate Art Collections: A Handbook to Corporate Buying September 2012
The latest volume in a series of handbooks published by Lund Humphries and Sotheby's Institute of Art, Corporate Art Collections
investigates the many motivations behind corporate buying and collecting – from enhancing office environments and fostering a sense of corporate identity to philanthropic considerations. Read more...
Handbooks in International Art Business July 2012
Published by Lund Humphries in association with Sotheby's Institute of Art. Series Editors: Derrick Chong and Iain Robertson
The art market is now a multi-billion-dollar industry employing hundreds of thousands of professionals worldwide. Working within the art market brings a specific set of challenges, which are distinct from those of the conventional business world. Aimed at art world professionals and those working within the many sectors of art business, as well as those preparing for careers in the commercial art world, the Handbooks in International Art Business provide a series of authoritative reference guides to the structure and working of the international art market, incorporating core topics such as Art Law and Ethics as well as guides to different market sectors.
The Handbooks are written by experts in their field, many of whom teach or are graduates of the MA in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art at its London and New York campuses. Sotheby's Institute of Art has pioneered the field of art business as both a professional and an academic discipline. Its MA in Art Business was established in 1999.
Read more about the latest book, Chinese Antiquities, here…
Review for Educational Oversight: Sotheby's Institute of Art
The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is an independent agency which is responsible for upholding quality and standards in UK universities and colleges, including such premier academic institutions as the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. In 2012 Sotheby’s institute of Art – London underwent a successful review by the Quality Assurance Agency which has resulted in confirmation of the Institute as a Highly Trusted Sponsor. Read more...