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Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York is based in one of the most vibrant global art cities 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 the majority of all art market sales internationally and the home of Wall Street—the financial hub of the world. New York City attracts top faculty, leading art market professionals, established and emerging artists, and experts from a diverse range of cultural backgrounds. It is one of the most powerful and connected places in which to study, intern, and work in the arts.

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.

Governance and Leadership

Christine Kuan, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York; CEO, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Board of Directors
Robert N. Snyder, Chairman, Cambridge Information Group (affiliate of the Institute), since 2005
Andrew M. Snyder, President, Cambridge Information Group (affiliate of the Institute), since 2005
Michael Chung, Chief Executive Officer, CIG Education Group (affiliate of the Institute), since 2008
John J. Regazzi, Managing Director, Akoya Capital Partners, Dean Emeritus of the College of Information and Computer Science and retired Professor of the College of Education, Information and Technology, Long Island University, since 2005
Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, since 2017
Maria Ann Conelli, Dean of the School of Visual, Media, & Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, since 2018

Our Faculty

Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York faculty are dedicated teaching professionals with deep knowledge of art history, art objects, art theory, art law, art business, international art markets, art valuation, and professional practices in the art industry today. Our renowned faculty comprise scholars, economists, lawyers, marketing and communications experts, and practitioners in the art market who bring their expertise and their network to the classroom and beyond through local and international field study. Discover more about the New York Faculty.

Career Development

Students and graduates of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York MA programs have access to a myriad of internship and job opportunities through our extensive network of art market partners, Sotheby’s auction house, and our private online portal SIAConnect for students and our 8,000+ alumni.

The Institute also offers 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.

See our Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York Selected Employers for Job and Internship Opportunities.

Additional Information

Accreditation | MA Tuition | Financial Aid | Curriculum | Gainful Employment | By the Numbers | Student Handbook | Faculty Handbook | Staff Handbook

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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