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  • Course Dates & Fees

    Course Dates & Fees

    November 17 - December 14, 2021
    $1,115 ($1000 if registered by October 13, 2021)
    Tuition includes 4 weeks of instructor guidance and an additional 90 days to review the course at your leisure.
    We offer this online course throughout the year with sessions starting approximately every 4 months. Contact us for more information.
  • Getting Started & How It Works

    Getting Started & How It Works

    SIA Online Community, our learning and networking space, opens two weeks before the course begins. This space provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the learning platform and introduce yourself to fellow students from around the world.
    Visit our How It Works page to learn more about the online learning experience.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    Week 1: Introduction to Art Now

    • How do we define contemporary art?

    • The Art of the New: Materials, Processes, Techniques


    Week 2: Artists & Audiences

    • The Rise of the Mega Museum: The “Bilbao Effect”

    • Art Fairs & the Art Industrial Complex

    • The Online Art Market: The Great Democratization of Art (Or Is It?)


    Week 3: Theories & Interpretations: Gender & Sexuality

    • The Body in Art: Feminism’s Fourth Wave

    • Questioning Masculinitie

    • Art & AIDS


    Week 4: Theories & Interpretations: Globalism

    • Art Beyond Borders

    • Art & the Environment

    • Protest Art

    • Future Trajectories: Emerging Artists

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Monique Long lives and works in New York City as an independent curator of contemporary art and arts writer. She has organized exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, the United Nations Headquarters and The Studio Museum in Harlem and is the recipient of multiple writing and curatorial awards. A frequent contributor to ArtNews, Document Journal, and Ubikwist Magazine, her articles often focus on the work of makers and cultural producers of color. Her next institutional exhibition, Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art, will open at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, California Spring 2022 and travel to the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. Long holds an MA in American Studies from Columbia University, with a specialization in post-war contemporary art and African American studies.
  • Certificate Of Completion

    Certificate Of Completion

    For successfully completing this course, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art as well as 2.9 IACET Continuing Education Units. *
    Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.
    *As an IACET Accredited Provider, Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
  • Register

    Register

    Click here to register.
    This course is listed under the Premier Course option in the online application. Premier Online Courses are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Registration takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
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    Questions? Contact us at online@sia.edu.

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