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Collecting At: Frieze New York

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Collecting At: Frieze New York

Frieze 91 members are eligible for a special rate on this course. Please contact our admissions team at for more information and a discount code.

Delivered in partnership with Frieze, Collecting At: Frieze New York consists of a condensed in-person program which offers participants the unique opportunity to explore the topic of collecting modern and contemporary art in an intensive and focused learning experience.

Designed for both seasoned collectors looking to broaden their horizons and fresh collectors looking to hone their skillset, this course introduces valuable strategies for building your art collection with a refined approach. It offers professional insights around how to navigate the fast-paced international marketplace as a collector, through academic lectures, site visits, and by attending one of the world’s leading art fairs.

The ever-changing global landscape of today’s art market, with its international art fairs and dizzying calendar of live and online auctions, presents more opportunities than ever to buy art. In this unique course that combines classroom study, event experience, and networking opportunities, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the global modern and contemporary art market, with a specific focus on the New York scene. Students will discover more about the global art world capital of New York, a city that by far dominates the international art market and is the launching pad for many of the most influential artists, as well as host to the most important galleries, museums, and auction houses.

The course discusses key considerations for both budding and experienced collectors on navigating the art market in lectures and workshops led by scholars and art world professionals. The course includes an exclusive tour of Frieze New York with an expert guide, who will provide indispensable insights to discerning collectors on the fair’s offerings.

Please note that there may be additional or optional events scheduled outside of the listed course times, including early starts or activities such as tours or dinners that could extend past 4pm.

Photo by Alex Staniloff / CKA. Courtesy of Frieze.
  • Price
    You may select your preferred local currency as the payment option.
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  • Date
    Spring | April 29 - May 2
  • Time
    10am – 4pm EST
  • Duration
    3 Days
  • Location
    New York
  • Topics
    • Art Business,
    • Collecting,
    • Contemporary Art,
    • Specializations & Skills
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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the changing role of art fairs in the global art market, with a specific focus on the New York art scene

  • Understand the principles of valuation of contemporary art

  • Articulate your unique collecting perspective and prepare to apply it to acquisitions

  • Explore the offerings at Frieze New York and make informed decisions regarding your collection

  • Analyse current market trends and apply them to artists and works presented at Frieze New York


Maria Sancho-Arroyo

Adjunct Faculty, MA Art Business, New York and Online Premier

Maria brings over 25 years of international experience in the art world, first at museums – National Museum of Catalan Art, MNAC, in Barcelona and at the Louvre in Paris- then at Sotheby’s Auction House in London. During her time at Sotheby’s, she gained experience in all aspects of the auction world with a focus on business and client development. She has participated in numerous auctions and worked closely with all Sotheby’s European offices.

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  • About Collecting At Courses

    About Collecting At Courses

    These in-person executive courses are designed for those who wish to develop their existing knowledge of the art world as a collector or dealer.

    Learning from leading specialists across a range of disciplines, participants will partake in the glamour and excitement of a world-renowned art fair with exclusive insights and access.

  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Navigating an Art Fair with a Discerning Eye
    • Collecting Practices and Ethics
    • Valuation of Contemporary Art
    • The New York Art Scene and Art Fair Ecosystem
    • Creating a High-Quality Collection
  • Course Completion

    Course Completion

    Course participants take away in-depth and valuable insight into the current and future art world. Those who successfully complete their course will receive a certificate of completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

    Sotheby’s Institute of Art course participants come from all over the world, from a wide variety of backgrounds. As they study, travel, and explore the art world alongside each other throughout the program, fierce and long-lasting collaborations are frequently born. Individuals who complete these courses join our network of over 8,000 alumni around the globe who hold top positions at renowned art organizations.

  • Requirements


    We highly encourage participants with at least 3 years of post-graduate work experience for a smooth and successful course experience. A general knowledge of the contemporary art world and market will also benefit participants.

    English Language Requirement

    Course participants should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and presentations in English. It is recommended that participants have the equivalent level of IELTS score of 6.0 /TOEFL score of 78 IBT, however evidence of test scores is not required to register.

    Age Requirement

    Courses are open to participants 18 years of age or older.

    For more information, please see our Terms and Conditions.

  • Fees


    All fees are listed in pounds sterling. However, at the time of registration, registrants will have the option to pay in the currency associated with their billing address according to the current conversion rate. For more details regarding payment, please see our Terms and Conditions.

  • Frieze New York

    Frieze New York

    Frieze New York brings together the world’s leading galleries to showcase ambitious solo, group and themed presentations by pioneering artists and offers the opportunity to not only discover up-and-coming talent but also engage with some of art history’s most important figures.