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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Summer Courses at Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

Enrollment in the 4-week summer courses at Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York is now open to college students, professionals in the field, experts-in-training and career-changers and international students while visiting the U.S. on a tourist visa.

Without any formal entry requirements, these courses allow students to develop professional expertise, critical thinking skills, and enhance their knowledge of art and about the international art market, while at the same time providing interesting and compelling insights into the art world, lectures, guest speaker interviews, and site visits led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty, international experts, and leading practitioners in the field.

The intensive 4-week courses will be divided in two sessions:

31 May – 23 June, 2011:

Emerging Markets in the Global Art World.
Explore contemporary art from emerging markets such as China, Korea, India, and the Middle East, and examine developments in regions that lie beyond what was once neatly defined as "the West."

Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World.
Gain an overview of important legal issues and cases in art by exploring subjects such as copyright, fair use and the appropriation of images by artists. No legal background is required.

Being a Curator in the 21st Century.
Examine today's most influential curators and seminal exhibitions of contemporary art from around the world, and analyze how the 'business' of curating has evolved over the last two decades.

Art of the Object.
Explore first-hand the essential characteristics of individual objects, covering key aspects of connoisseurship from construction to condition reports, to fully understand what to look for when assessing works of art.

Impressionism to Now.
In this intensive introduction to modern and contemporary art, students examine different movements, schools and the kinds of visual art-making practices that have proliferated since the late nineteenth century.

Contemporary Art in New York.
Get an insider's look at today's vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, auction house, and studio visits and gain an understanding of both contemporary art history and the newest developments.

5 July – 28 July, 2011:

Contemporary Art: Market Theory & Practice.
Students analyze the business aspects of the market for contemporary art and explore the theories behind how monetary values are attributed to objects considered by some to be priceless, and others to be worthless.

Art Marketing & Communications.
Explore the full range of marketing approaches that visual arts businesses and organizations use to communicate about their activities, attract collectors and visitors, and build their institutional brands.

How to Run a Gallery.
Gain an overview of the gallery business, from initial funding, forming an artist roster, and procuring artwork, to exhibition planning, marketing and communication strategies, and negotiating prices.

Art and Collectors.
Investigate changing taste and historical trends in collecting. Topics include motivations of historical and contemporary collectors, the economics of collecting (supply and demand), connoisseurship, and aesthetics.

Moving Images: Contemporary Photography, Video, and Film.
Explore the uses (and abuses) of the moving image in art today, while examining shifts in contemporary photography, the emergence of the artist's film, the growth of video-installations, and other critical issues in the field.

Contemporary Art in New York.
Get an insider's look at today's vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, auction house, and studio visits and gain an understanding of both contemporary art history and the newest developments.

All courses are offered on a non-credit basis. Students who wish to take the 4-week intensive courses for credit should inquire about requirements from their home institution. It is advisable to seek approval prior to taking the course as credit acceptance is at the discretion of individual institutions.

For students who have received approval to take the course for credit, some seminars and field trips are mandatory, and there may be an additional exam or written assignments due at the end of the course.

The registration for the Summer Study Courses at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in New York can be made online, by phone or fax.

For further information or questionsabout Public Programs, please email: publicprogramsNY@sothebysinstitute.com

This article contains excerpts from artandeducation.net and Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York
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