Close Request Information

Event Information

WHEN: Friday, March 29, 2019 | 3:00PM
WHERE: SOTHEBY'S AUCTION HOUSE | 1334 YORK AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10021
This Event is BY INVITATION ONLY
In acknowledgement and celebration of the extraordinary achievements of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York Class of 2018, the Institute will host the Class of 2018 Commencement Ceremony at Sotheby’s auction house .

The 2018 graduates dedicated themselves to intense scholarship, field study, presentations, projects, and internships that introduced them to art fairs, galleries, museums, artists’ studios, and biennials at home and abroad. Most importantly, they have formed lifelong bonds with peers who will be their collaborators and colleagues in the global art community as they establish their careers in the art world.

The ceremony marks the graduates’ progress from enthusiastic students of art history and art business to the status of new members of their profession, who will lead the industry into an era of growth. The Commencement Speech will be given by Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. Prior to her role at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Smith was Executive Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto and was Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Programs at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art. She has also worked as the Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.

The Institute looks forward to welcoming the graduating class, their friends, families, and loved ones at Sotheby’s on Friday, March 29th. Congratulations to the Class of 2018!