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Our Mission

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the pioneer in the study of art and its markets. Our academically innovative and professionally-focused curriculum enables students to acquire specialized knowledge of art’s objects, histories, and markets to impact art and related industries. The Institute is committed to fostering future generations of art business leaders and cultural stewards.

Governance and Leadership

Christine Kuan, Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art-New York; CEO, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Board of Directors
Robert N. Snyder, Chairman, Cambridge Information Group (affiliate of the Institute), since 2005
Andrew M. Snyder, President, Cambridge Information Group (affiliate of the Institute), since 2005
Michael Chung, Chief Executive Officer, CIG Education Group (affiliate of the Institute), since 2008
John J. Regazzi, Managing Director, Akoya Capital Partners, Dean Emeritus of the College of Information and Computer Science and retired Professor of the College of Education, Information and Technology, Long Island University, since 2005
Elizabeth Smith, Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, since 2017
Maria Ann Conelli, Dean of the School of Visual, Media, & Performing Arts, Brooklyn College, City University of New York, since 2018