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Date and time: Wednesday, November 16, 2022. 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

location: online
Join us live on Zoom for a personal introduction to our MA faculty members.

About this event

On Wednesday, November 16 at 1:00 pm EST, please join Sotheby’s Institute of Art for an exclusive introduction to our exceptional faculty members in New York!

During this virtual event, you’ll explore why New York City is the perfect place to launch your art world career from the Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York. You’ll also meet the Program Directors of all our MA degrees and have the chance to ask them any questions you have about the MA curriculum. Through intimate breakout sessions led by our Program Directors, you’ll ultimately receive an inside look at what it means to be an Art Business, Contemporary Art, or Fine and Decorative Art and Design student at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

This session will feature:

  • Introduction to the New York campus, led by the New York Director
  • MA Curriculum Overview
  • MA Program Breakout Sessions, led by MA Program Directors
  • Live Faculty Q&A

Can’t attend? Please RSVP and we will send you a recording of the main portion of the event. Please note that we are unable to record the faculty-led program breakout sessions.

If you have any questions about this session or our Master's programs, contact our Admissions team at


Ann-Marie Richard, Director, New York
Ann-Marie Richard is a fine art asset and design specialist, art historian, curator, author, and advisor. Prior to her full-time appointment as Program Director, she was Executive Vice President at the art advisory firm Gurr Johns. She has lectured extensively on the topics of retrospective and emerging art markets, connoisseurship, collecting, conservation, provenance, and the related subtleties of appraising fine and decorative arts and design. Ann-Marie has had speaking engagements at Columbia University, the American Association of Museums, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute and The Aspen Institute. Exhibitions she has curated have been favorably reviewed in national and international publications including Art in America, ArtNews, The New York Times, Art-Times Russia, and Korea Times.

Juliet Hacking, Program Director, MA in Contemporary Art
Juliet Hacking began her academic career as a Visiting Lecturer (at the Universities of Derby and Reading, and the Courtauld Institute). In 1999 she took on a year-long research post at the National Portrait Gallery, London, where she also curated the exhibition and wrote the book 'Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield' (Prestel, 2000). From 2000 to 2003 she was a junior specialist in the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s auction house in London; becoming, in 2003, Head of the department. She joined Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, in 2006, and was the Programme Director of the MA in Photography for 10 years. In 2016 she became a member of the MA in Contemporary Art faculty, and was recently appointed its Programme Director. She is the author of 'Lives of the Great Photographers' (2015), general editor of 'Photography: The Whole Story' (2012) [both Thames & Hudson], author of ‘Photography and the Art Market’ (Lund Humphries, 2018) and the co-editor of 'Photography & the Arts: Essays on 19th-Century Practices and Debates' (forthcoming, Bloomsbury). She is also co-series editor of 'Hot Topics in the Art World' with Lund Humphries.

Bernard Vere, Program Director, MA in Fine and Decorative Art and Design
Bernard Vere specializes in art from the late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century. His work explores the connection between technological advances and the rise of the metropolis in modernist art, particularly in its implications for the individual subject. Recent research has concentrated on the relationship of sport to art, leading to his book, Sport and Modernism in the Visual Arts in Europe, 1909-1939. Vere has also been published in journals and art magazines, including Art History, Modernism/ modernity, British Art Studies, Visual Culture in Britain, and The International Journal of the History of Sport. He has served on the Executive Steering Committee of the British Association of Modernist Studies and is an elected member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Vere has been an invited speaker at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, as well as presenting research at numerous conferences and galleries. He has previously taught at Birkbeck College (University of London), London Metropolitan University, and Tate.