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Sotheby’s Institute of Art 2012 Summer Study Courses

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2012 Summer Study Courses
Starting in June & July in New York Open for Enrollment

Summer Study in New York includes 4-week, 2-week and 1-week courses in June and July that allow students to develop professional expertise, critical thinking skills, and enhanced knowledge of art and the international art market. The in-depth courses offer interesting and compelling insights into the art world and include lectures, guest speaker interviews, and site visits led by Sotheby’s Institute of Art faculty and leading practitioners in the field.

For more information and to reserve your place, visit our website:


Being a Curator in the 21st Century
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Discover which fundamental curatorial skills are now crucial to success, by examining today’s most influential curators, and seminal exhibitions, and analyzing how the ‘business’ of curating has evolved over the last two decades.

Fundamentals of Art Business
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Learn about specific tools for analyzing and creating business structures in the art world in this broad and engaging introduction to business principles as applied to the arts.

Impressionism to Now
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

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
Dates: June 4–28
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

This course provides an insider’s look at today’s vibrant contemporary art market in New York through gallery, museum, auction house, artist studio and collection visits.

The Art of Fashion
Dates: June 18–29 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Friday
Course Fee 1,650 USD

While recent debates over “luxury” have dominated the discussion of art and fashion, this course looks at the historical, geopolitical, and practical aspects of these inter-related fields.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: June 25–29 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday
Course Fee 1,350 USD

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets – New York.


Emerging Markets in the Global Art World
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Immerse yourself in contemporary art from emerging markets such as China, Korea, India, and the Middle East, and examine the dynamic developments in regions that lie beyond what was once neatly defined as “the West.”

Contemporary Art: Market Theory & Practice
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 10:00am–12:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Analyze the business aspects of the market for contemporary art by examining the primary and secondary markets, theories regarding value attribution and fluctuation in performance, and innovative market practices.

How to Run a Gallery
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm Monday – Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

What does it take to start and run a successful gallery? In this course students gain an overview of the gallery business, from initial funding and forming an artist roster, to exhibition planning and marketing strategies.

Art Marketing & Communications
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Examine the full range of marketing approaches visual arts businesses and organizations use to communicate about their activities, and build the reputation and credibility of their artists and their institutional brands.

Contemporary Art in New York
Dates: July 9–August 2
Time: 3:00pm–5:30pm Monday–Thursday
Course Fee 3,750 USD

Discover what’s happening now in the art world through this inside look at today’s vibrant contemporary art scene in New York, focusing primarily on cutting-edge work.

Legal Adventures & Misadventures in the Art World
Dates: July 16–27 (2 weeks)
Time: 3:00–5:30pm Monday–Friday
Course Fee 1,650 USD

Gain an overview of important legal issues and cases in art, by exploring subjects such as copyright, moral rights of artists, and freedom of speech.

Exploring Contemporary Art
Dates: July 23–27 (1 week)
Time: 10:00am–4:30pm Monday–Friday
Course Fee 1,350 USD

Join this full day, one-week course for a guide to contemporary art, surveying the trends and movements that have shaped the period in one of the most dynamic art markets—New York.

For information on Summer Study in New York please contact Lori Kornegay, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, 570 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022, Tel: 212.517.3929, email:

If you can’t make it to New York this summer, consider Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Online, which offers intensive, custom-curated courses through a clean, simple e-learning interface specifically designed for our students. For more information, visit our website at <>  or email:

About Sotheby’s Institute of Art
For more than forty years Sotheby’s Institute of Art has offered object-based, professionally-oriented education that draws creatively upon the resources of important art centers worldwide. At the Institute’s campuses in London and New York graduate-level programs and courses actively engage students in the dynamic international art world. Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers a variety of graduate programs, diplomas, semester courses, and summer study programs in London and New York. Applications are now accepted for entry in September 2012.

Art Museum Educator Seminar

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August 5 -10 seminar with Rika Burnham in Chicago

This one-week summer seminar is designed for art museum educators who have
a special interest in gallery teaching.  TIME is hosted by the School of
the Art Institute in cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago and will
be held August 5­10, 2012.


The TIME seminar proposes that a dialogical model of gallery teaching
provides unrivaled opportunities for people to see deeply and to think
together about works of art. TIME embodies the belief that good gallery
teaching helps visitors to find uniquely valuable pathways to the
experience and understanding of a museum¹s collections and special

** **

TIME includes the study of works of art in the Art Institute of Chicago,
discussion of the theory and practice of gallery teaching, a survey of the
literature and the history of teaching in American museums, and several
guest speakers. TIME is led by Rika Burnham, Head of Education at The Frick
Collection, and Elliott Kai-Kee, Education Specialist in charge of gallery
teaching at the J. Paul Getty Museum.


All mid-career museum educators with a demonstrated commitment to gallery
teaching are invited to apply. The* *deadline for applications is June 1,
2012. The application process is competitive: 15 candidates will be invited
to attend from the applicant pool. TIME is generously supported by the
Samuel H. Kress Foundation: course fees are waived for all selected
applicants; in addition, accommodations and selected meals are provided
free of charge by SAIC.


For more information about TIME please see the description and application
information on the Web site of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
at Questions? E-mail us at:

Upcoming Emergency Preparedness Summit

Something about the idea of emergency preparedness appeals to the obsessively organized part of me. Do you feel the same? If so, you might want to check out this upcoming meeting.

New England Regional Summit

Emergency Preparedness for Cultural Institutions

COSTEP MA is pleased to announce a second summit meeting for the New England statewide emergency preparedness organizations representing cultural organizations. These organizations include Coordinated Statewide Emergency Preparedness (COSTEPs) and Alliance for Response groups in the region.

This meeting is open to the public and anyone interesting in learning more about emergency and disaster preparedness in their state is encouraged to attend.

·       Date: Friday, March 23, 2012

·       Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

·       Location: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Room 136, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

·       RSVP: By March 9, 2012 to Veronica Martzahl at

Current Agenda:

  • Local Reports from statewide groups
  • Update on HMGP grant (awarded and upcoming opportunities)
  • Outreach to regional professional organizations (NEMA, NEA, NELA)
  • New England Regional IPER roll-out
  • FEMA National Disaster Recovery Framework Stakeholder Forum review

Additional agenda items should be sent to Veronica Martzahl at

Upcoming Lecture at Tufts

This sounds really interesting and right up the museum studies alley. Check it out if you can!

March 5, 6 pm, art history department seminar room, 11 Talbot Ave.

Lucia Allais, Princeton,

The Salvage of Abu Simbel, or, Heritage as Technology

Lucia Allais is Assistant Professor in the History and Theory of Architecture  at Princeton University. She specializes in the intellectual and political history of architecture, urbanism, and preservation since 1900, with a particular focus on international institutions and global practices. She has published a number of essays, including “International Style Heritage” in Volume 20 (2009); “The Real and the Theoretical 1968” in Perspecta 32 (2010); and a translation of Superstudio’s Salvage of Historic City Centers in Log 22 (2011). She is working on a book about the international preservation movement and the history of destruction in the twentieth century.

NEMA YEP Book Club Poll

The New England Museum Association’s Young & Emerging Professionals group is planning on hosting a book discussion in the near future.

They’ve got a poll up asking which book we should all talk about, so go, vote, and then come to the meeting. (We’ll have details about the date and location when we hear.)

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