In her newest book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride, Institute alumna Melanie Gerlis dives into the origins, triumphs, and pitfalls of the art fair – and where it will go next as the art world evolves. The work is part of the Hot Topics series, edited by Institute faculty Jeffrey Boloten and Juliet Hacking and in collaboration with art world publishers, Lund Humphries.
The question "How can artists and art historians work together when they are isolated from each other?" became the departure point of Postcards from Isolation, a student initiative between the Contemporary Art Master’s program at Sotheby’s Institute, Chelsea College of Arts, and the University of Innsbruck.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art recently appointed Patty Tsai as Director of Alumni Relations. While the Institute has had active alumni relations efforts in place for some time, the appointment of this Director position and formation of a formalized and permanent Alumni Relations department reinforces the commitment to supporting alumni as vital stakeholders, powerful ambassadors, and an essential responsibility for all leading education institutions.