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The art market - like most major business sectors in the 21st century - operates in a global environment and is complex, dynamic and often seemingly irrational. This course will give students a foundation for understanding the history, structure and various segments of today’s ever-evolving international art market. Students will gain insight into the current state of both the primary and secondary markets while learning about the major players and how they interact, including auction houses, galleries, museums, dealers, art advisors and curators. Additional topics include an introduction to the latest analytical tools and methodologies for sector analysis, as well as exposure to newer, emerging markets and innovations driven by technology that are contributing to a realignment of the playing field.

By the end of this course students will…

  • Be familiar with the various interdependent actors and institutions that comprise the international art market.
  • Gain insight into how this market is evolving and its future outlook.
  • Have learned about the Asian and Middle Eastern Art Markets.

Webinar: Summer Study New York
Join us to learn about the Sotheby’s Institute of Art - Summer Study Program in New York. Our 2 and 4-week courses in art business, contemporary art, and art history provide privileged access to art venues and the expertise of professionals, in one of the great art capitals of the world. The webinar will include a presentation about the program, followed by a live Q&A.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Time: Monday - Friday: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM.
    Date: June 18 - 29, 2018 (2-week course).
    Venue: 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
  • Faculty


    Kejia WuFaculty Member, MA Art Business, New York and Los Angeles

    Kejia Wu is a columnist for The Financial Times Chinese and an expert on the visual art market. Before joining Sotheby's Institute, she oversaw Asia projects and strategies at Sotheby's Auction House in the Office of the CEO while based in New York. Prior to that, Kejia worked in Asia for more than a decade advising various art organizations on projects including the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Chinese Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale. She was co-founder of the East Modern Art Center (EMAC), the first nonprofit contemporary art center in Beijing, in charge of its contemporary art programs and operations. In 2015, Kejia was named by the Financial Times Chinese as a spokesperson for its "Ten Year Ten People" Anniversary in China. She holds an MBA from Yale University.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Primary sector today

    • Art Funds

    • Secondary market today

    • Introduction to sector analysis

    • Emerging markets

    • Asian Art Markets

    • Middle Eastern Art Markets

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  • Course Fees And Registration

    Course Fees And Registration

    $2,350 per 2-week course.
    One 2-week with one 4-week: $5,700.

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact:
    Suzanne Julig, Director, Summer Study NY
    Email: or Request Information

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