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Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

Located in the center of Manhattan, Sotheby’s Institute – New York offers easy access to New York's rich cultural and historical resources as well as many of the world's leading galleries and museums. It has degree-granting authority from the Regents of the state of New York and has been an accredited member of the National Association of Art and Design since 1989.

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. In addition, students visit the many commercial galleries, artists' studios, and museums that have made New York the center of the international art world and such a unique and vibrant place to study art.

Programs of Study

Our New York programs take full advantage of the city’s rich cultural offerings, allowing students to directly engage with art objects and the institutions that house them.

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Master's Programs

Master's Programs

Our New York master's programs take full advantage of the city’s rich cultural offerings, allowing students to directly engage with art objects and the institutions that house them.

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Summer Study

Summer Study

The Summer Study program in New York typically offers 2 and 4-week courses in the areas of art business, contemporary art and art history. Each course is comprised of in-class lectures, site visits and guest speakers.

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