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Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

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 Wall Street—the financial hub of the world.

Our Mission
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the pioneer in the study of art and its markets. Our academically innovative and professionally-focused curriculum enables students to acquire specialized knowledge of art’s objects, histories, and markets to impact art and related industries. The Institute is committed to fostering future generations of art business leaders and cultural stewards.

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Our Expertise
Art historians, economists, art lawyers and a myriad of other active members of the New York art community help bring
the immediacy of the art world, the dynamism of its markets and the creativity of its practitioners to the classroom. This unique approach is reflected in our Master's curriculum.

The Institute also offers Career Development Opportunities with Sotheby’s auction house headquarters in New York and a full suite of Career Services for our graduate students. Dedicated to providing an international experience with students, faculty, and experts from all over the globe, the Institute in New York enables you to build a lifelong network to advance your career, wherever it might take you. See also: Information for International Students.

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.

Master's Programs

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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

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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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