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The art market – like most major business sectors in the 21st century – operates in a complex, dynamic, and global environment. This course will provide a foundation for understanding the history, structure and various segments of today’s ever-evolving international art market. Participants will also gain insights into the current state of both the primary and secondary markets while learning about the major global market players, including auction houses, galleries, museums, dealers, art advisors, and curators. Additional topics will include an introduction to the latest analytical tools and methodologies for sector analysis, as well as exposure to emerging markets and technology-driven innovations that are contributing to today’s realignment of the art market.

What you will learn…
• To identify the roles of the various interdependent actors and institutions that comprise the global art market.
• To understand the current landscape of global art markets in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
• To look critically at how these markets are evolving and their future outlook.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    June 3-27, 2019

    4-week course

    Enrollment for this course is now closed. Please write to if interested in our 2020 summer program.
  • Faculty


    Carmen Melián, Adjunct Faculty, Summer Institute, New York

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  • 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 +$3250 ($7000 Total)

    • Additional 2-week course +$1950 ($5700 Total)

    • Additional 1-week course +$1350 ($5100 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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