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Overview

This introduction to modern through contemporary art will explore the pivotal artists, movements, concepts, and styles that have made a mark on the European and American art world from 1900 to the present. Through visits to New York’s world-class museums and galleries, participants will learn about key movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, and more. The structure of the course will combine these site visits with classroom lectures and guest speakers to connect direct visual analysis of art with historical and theoretical concepts. Through their study, participants will come to understand how the art of the past continues to influence contemporary artists working today.

What you will learn…

  • To identify the most significant artists, movements, concepts, styles, and art-making practices in Europe and America since 1900, as well as the academic vocabulary used to describe them.
  • To understand how the art of the past continues to influence contemporary artists working today.
  • To gain essential skills of visual analysis in order to speak with confidence about modern through contemporary art and art history.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    This course was offered as a 4-week course in 2019.

    If interested in receiving notification when this course is open for 2020 registration, please write to our Enrollment team at summerny@sia.edu.

    2020 dates and enrollment will be available in December.
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Corey D'Augustine, Adjunct Faculty, Online Courses, M.A. Art Business and Summer Institute, New York

    Click here to view all of our faculty members. Our instructors are award-winning Sotheby's Institute faculty, recognized thought leaders, and professional experts in the art world.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics


    • Roots of Modernism in Europe

    • The Armory Show and the European Avant Garde

    • Duchamp and New York Dada

    • Post-War Influence of Surrealism

    • Abstract Expressionists and the Beat Generation

    • Pop, Minimal, and Conceptual Art

    • Postmodern Art and Architecture

    • Contemporary Art and Globalization


    These topics are subject to change.
  • Course Fees & Enrollment

    Course Fees & Enrollment

    2019 4-week course pricing: $3,750
    2020 pricing to be announced in December, including special offers on course combinations.

    If interested in receiving notification when this course is open for 2020 registration, please write to our Enrollment team at summerny@sia.edu.
  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    For further information or course advisement, please contact:
    Hayley Black, Admissions Advisor
    Email: summerny@sia.edu
    Tel: 212-897-6644 Or Request Information

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