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Sotheby’s Summer Institute

Every summer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art welcomes participants from around the globe to our campuses in the great art capitals of London and New York. Taking full advantage of each city's rich cultural offerings, our summer courses complement classroom lectures with site visits to museums, galleries, artist studios, and special exhibitions led by top art world scholars and practitioners.

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Courses are open for registration on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to enroll soon as certain courses are close to capacity or at a waitlist.

New York Summer Institute

New York Summer Institute

The New York Summer Institute offers one-, two-, and four-week courses in art business, art history, and contemporary art as well as in specialized areas such as gallery management, curating, art law, and more. As most courses are half- day, the New York Summer Institute is ideal for professionals and students alike.

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London Summer Institute

London Summer Institute

The London Summer Institute offers intensive courses in areas of art business, art history, finance, contemporary art, and design. With full-day programming, courses are designed for undergraduates, career changers, study abroad participants, and those interested in art and cultural history.

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Pre-College Summer Institute

Pre-College Summer Institute

The Summer Institute is designed for high schoolers who are curious and passionate about art and want to have an immersive, insider experience in one of the most vibrant art capitals in the world: New York City.  With 16 innovative, expertly curated courses to choose from, students can explore different facets of New York’s art scene – from the business of art to the contemporary art world -- in two-week courses taught by leading scholars and professionals in the field.

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Online Summer Institute

Online Summer Institute

Can’t join us on campus? Art scholars and professionals lead our interactive online courses, providing exclusive insights into art and art business. Online courses enable students to learn on their own schedule, from anywhere in the world, but always with the individual support and guidance of Sotheby’s Institute faculty.

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