With billions of dollars annually changing hands in a complex international marketplace, there is a pressing need for sophisticated, well-educated art professionals who combine a thorough knowledge of art and art objects with a keen understanding of business. This includes financial practices, the legal environment in which the art markets function and the rapidly changing technologies through which art is made and sold in the 21st century. The Master’s programs in New York City provide a platform of specialized knowledge, skill, and artistic judgment for aspiring art professionals — people who wish to become active participants in the international art market and the making of creative history.
Located in the center of Manhattan, the Institute’s New York campus offers easy access to the city’s extraordinary cultural and historical resources. First-hand encounters with artwork, exhibition spaces, and the people who run them are an integral part of the learning experience and a key aspect of the program. As the host to The Armory Show, Frieze, The Salon of Art & Design, Collective Design, the Winter Antiques Show, and The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), New York provides many opportunities for students to meet art professionals from around the world.
Sotheby's Institute-New York holds degree-granting authority from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.