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Emerging artists offer an exciting opportunity for collectors to engage with artists during the pivotal beginning stages of their careers, when they are full of experimentation and innovation. The collector’s job is, in many respects, to predict which artists will rise above their peers and which will add value to the history of their craft. Just how they do that is the focus of this course. Through intimate conversations with distinguished and emerging artists, curators, critics, gallery owners, and specialists, this course will provide in-depth insight into the emerging art market. Participants will take field trips to galleries that exhibit and represent emerging artists and visit artists’ studios to experience emerging art practices first hand.

What you will learn…

  • To identify the art professionals who play a key role in establishing the reputations of emerging artists.
  • To understand the factors to consider when evaluating the work of emerging artists and when building a collection of emerging art.
  • To understand the basics of how the art market works.
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    2-week course
    July 8–July 19, 2019
    Monday–Friday; 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
  • Faculty


    Kathleen Madden, Adjunct Faculty, MA Contemporary Art and Summer Study, New York

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  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • Overview of the Most Significant Styles and Trends in the Past Fifty Years

    • How Recent and Current Events — Both in the Art World and in Contemporary Culture —Influence the Art Made Today

    • How Curators, Dealers, and Critics Engage with Emerging Artists

    • Key Considerations for Collecting Emerging Artists

    • How Economic and Aesthetic Value Is Determined in the Art World

    These topics are subject to change.
  • Further Program Details

    Further Program Details

    Summer - New York is part of Sotheby's Institute's continuing education programming and offers short, non-credit courses. We encourage you to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to find answers to some of the questions you may have about summer courses in New York, including international concerns and basic course advisement.

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  • Course Fees & Enrollment

    Course Fees & Enrollment


    Add a second Summer New York course at a reduced rate:

    • Additional 4-week course +$3350 ($5700 Total)

    • Additional 2-week course +$1950 ($4300 Total)

    • Additional 1-week course +$1350 ($3700 Total)

    Tuition includes classroom and program lectures, site visits, and additional programming.
    Tuition does not include accommodation or travel.

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  • Contact Information

    Contact Information

    For further information or course advisement, please contact:
    Hayley Black, Admissions Advisor
    Tel: 212-897-6644 Or Request Information

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