How does the art world work? This course contextualizes the roles of various organizations, institutions and individuals within the global art landscape, and provides students with an overview of the art world today and the interdependent links between art, business and the market. Those exploring career paths in the arts or considering a career change, will benefit from the expertise of leaders in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. These include curators, directors, writers, specialists, market reporters, artists and advisors at such organizations as museums, galleries, foundations, artist estates, auction houses, art fairs, and public relations firms. Through lectures and site visits students will gain an understanding of the numerous professional paths available in the art world.
By the end of this course students will…
- Learn about the various industries in the art world and how they interrelate.
- Explore a variety of career trajectories through interaction with leading experts in their fields.
- Engage in sustained reflections about art and being a professional in the art world.
- Explore and learn to navigate the contemporary art landscape in New York and beyond.