New York is one of the most vibrant art cities in the world with thousands of auction houses, blue chip and emerging galleries, world class museums, art fairs, artists’ studios, private collections, art technology companies, and arts foundations and nonprofits. It is also the largest art market in the world, accounting for nearly 40% of all art market sales worldwide and home of the financial hub of the world Wall Street.
New York provides unparalleled access to top art market professionals, leading curators, established and up-and-coming artists, and our Institute’s faculty who are renowned industry experts in the study of international art markets, art law, contemporary art, valuation and appraisal, decorative arts and design, art criticism, art theory, and more.
The New York campus is housed in the iconic landmark General Electric Art Deco building in midtown Manhattan, and was famously featured in movies such as Ghostbusters and The Seven-Year-Itch. The Institute is centrally located enabling our students to conveniently travel to Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Phillips, MoMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Frick Collection, galleries in Chelsea, Upper East Side, Lower East Side, and Bushwick, to name a few. Through Sotheby's auction house, we provide students with privileged access to pre-sale viewings, seminars with experts and handling sessions in which art objects are examined in detail.
The city also hosts major art fairs such as The Armory Show, TEFAF New York, Winter Antiques Show, and others, and is close to nearby art hotspots such as Dia Beacon, Storm King Art Center, Philip Johnson Glass House, The Brant Foundation, and more.