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As the art world pivots and adapts to new modes of cultural production and to new ways of conducting business, this is the most advantageous time to gain a graduate level education to prepare for an industry that continues to innovate and grow internationally. Unique to this academic year, Master’s programs will be offered in a hybrid format and may be completed entirely remotely or customized for in-person components in New York City.

Take a closer look at The Institute and explore sample talks from our faculty, students, alumni, and guest speakers.

Faculty Lectures

Watch mini-lectures from select faculty.

Keith Haring: Merchandising
Contemporary Art

Morgan Falconer, Director of MA
Contemporary Art

Art, Price, and Provenance: Has
the Past Any Value?

Ann-Marie Richard, Director of MA Fine
& Decorative Art & Design

Tools of the Trade: Examining
Works of Art

Ann-Marie Richard, Director, MA Fine
& Decorative Art & Design

Students & Alumni Conversations

When you graduate from Sotheby's Institute, you will join a network of 8,000+ alumni around the world. Hear from current students and recent graduates about their experience in the program both in-person and online.

The Online Experience

Current students reflect on their
experience with online learning.

What Comes Next

Recent graduates discuss life
after graduation.

Careers in the Art World

Alumni speak about their roles
at Christie's, Galería OMR, and more.

Guest Speakers

Hear from some of the art world luminaries who speak at Sotheby's Institute-New York.

Jerry Saltz

Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic

Stefan Simchowitz

Art collector, curator, advisor


Street artist

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