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Sotheby's Institute of Art Sotheby's Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and Its Markets.

Evolving from a small connoisseurship program begun by Sotheby's Auction House in 1969 Sotheby's Institute is now the leader in art business education and object based learning. Our faculty represent the best of the art world helping students master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.

With campuses in London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that are relevant to an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with depth of understanding, art historical scholarship and business acumen.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art Besides Master's degrees Sotheby's Institute offers programs of study such as 15-week semester intensives, study abroad, summer study, online learning and executive education.

Sotheby's Institute is open to all with a passion for art that seek to go beyond the classroom and experience the art world first hand.

Initially, the Institute served as a training program for auction house employees that pioneered new educational offerings. Since 1995 the London Institute has been an affiliated institution of the University of Manchester, the most eminent of the English civic universities and part of the esteemed Russell Group.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art Today the London Institute is located in Bedford Square, a beautiful Georgian square with a private central garden built between 1775 – 1783.

The New York Institute was founded at Sotheby's auction house in 1984 and is now located in midtown Manhattan inside a classic Art Deco skyscraper. The New York Institute was given degree-granting status by the New York State Board of Regents in 2010.

Sotheby's Institute of Art Sotheby's Institute partnered with leading art book publisher Lund Humphries in 2009 to produce a series of International Handbooks in Art Business for professionals working in the global art market.

The Institute has led the way in research and education in emerging fields, most recently with the 2015 Art and the Law Program in Los Angeles.

Sotheby’s Institute has also emerged as an educational sponsor at many international art fairs, where our students often have special access. Student involvement at major art fairs was showcased in 2014 with the student-led project at the Untitled Art Fair in Miami, FL during Miami Art Week.

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Sotheby's Institute of Art In 2013, the Institute launched a new campus in Los Angeles in partnership with the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.
Sotheby's Institute of Art In 2014 the Institute announced a partnership with Tsinghua University in Beijing. This partnership enhances Sotheby's Institute's continuing commitment to exploring markets outside the art world's historic transatlantic axis.