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With the globalization of the art market as manifested in the proliferation of exhibitions, art fairs, and auctions, there have never been more ways in which to acquire art and build a collection. However, with these myriad opportunities comes the challenge of operating in an increasingly complex environment where critical and commercial assessments are not always in sync, and price and value do not always mean the same thing. This course will introduce the key components and considerations associated with building a collection in today’s art world. Participants will study the theoretical foundations of the primary and secondary market which will then be mapped against the contemporary landscape as it exists today. Through site visits and guest speakers, students will have the opportunity to gain the perspective of seasoned collectors as well as experts in the field from galleries, auction houses, and other platforms.

By the end of this course students will…

  • Understand the various exchange points within the art market and how prices are established within each.
  • Grasp distinctions between the primary, secondary and contemporary markets.
  • Be able to determine the practices and concerns associated with sound collection building and management.

Join us for an upcoming webinar to learn more about the Summer Study Program in New York. The webinars will include a presentation about the program, followed by a live Q&A. Register: July 2

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Time: Monday - Friday: 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM.
    Date: July 23 - August 3, 2018 (2-week course).
    Venue: 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
  • Faculty


    Alex Glauber, Faculty, Summer Study, New York

    Alex Glauber is an art advisor and independent curator based in New York. From 2006 to 2009, he served as an assistant curator for the Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers corporate art collections which focused on emerging to mid-career contemporary artists. While there, he assisted in the acquisition of artworks for many of the firm’s worldwide offices and curated installations in Dubai, Mumbai, Seoul, Paris, Geneva and Rome. In 2009 he founded AWG Art Advisory through which he advises private collectors, corporate collections, foundations and museums on acquisitions of contemporary art and collection management. He has curated exhibitions at a variety of venues including Bryant Park, Phillips auction house and galleries such as Dickinson, New York. He holds an MA from New York University and a BA from Bowdoin College.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Overview of Collecting and the Art Market

    • Key Components and Considerations in Building a Collection

    • Exhibitions, Art Fairs and Auctions

    • Primary and Secondary Markets and Contemporary Art

    • Practices and Concerns of Sound Collection Building and Management

    • Art Market Exchange Points

    • How Prices are Established

    • The Collector's Perspective

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  • Course Fees And Registration

    Course Fees And Registration

    $2,350 per 2-week course.
    One 2-week with one 4-week: $5,700.

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

    For further information, please contact:
    Suzanne Julig, Director, Summer Study NY
    Email: or Request Information

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