This course will explain the links between art, business, and the market by exploring the roles of various organizations, institutions, and individuals within the global art landscape. Those exploring career paths in the arts or considering a career change will benefit from the expertise of leaders in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. These include curators, directors, writers, specialists, market reporters, artists and advisors at prominent art world venues such as museums, galleries, foundations, auction houses, and public relations firms. Through lectures and site visits, participants will gain an understanding of the numerous professional paths available in the art world.
Students will learn:
- To identify the various careers in the art world and how they relate to each other.
- To compare the variety of career trajectories within the art world and understand what it means to be an art world professional, as explained by leading experts in the field.
- To navigate confidently the contemporary art landscape in New York and beyond.