Sotheby's Summer Institute

Our two-week pre-college courses bring students to the center of the art world for an unforgettable summer experience.
Summer Institute 2019 is Now Closed.

This Summer, Study with Sotheby's Institute.

Sotheby’s Summer Institute for pre-college students  invites high schoolers who are curious and passionate about art to immerse themselves in one of the most vibrant art capitals in the world: New York City. This summer, students can explore different facets of New York’s art scene from the business of art to the contemporary art world in two-week courses taught by leading scholars and professionals in the field. Each course draws on the expertise and unrivaled access of Sotheby's Institute and takes students behind the scenes of world class museums, galleries, auction houses, artists’ studios, and more.

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Summer Institute courses are organized by Intensives and Explorations. Intensives dive deep into a specific subject area, while Explorations are interdisciplinary and cover three distinct subjects. Both Intensives and Explorations are taught by Sotheby's Institute faculty and expert practitioners in the art world.

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Program Experience

Explore the capital of culture and commerce in your own New York City adventure. Students have the option of living on campus in a university dorm or commuting to class from their local residence. Learn more about living and learning in New York City with Sotheby's Summer Institute.

At a Glance

  • Program Duration Program Duration

    Four two-week terms spanning from June to August; students may enroll in more than one term.

  • Accomodations Accomodations

    Residence hall facilities in the heart of New York City.

  • Eligibility Eligibility

    The program is open to rising high school students (grades 9-12) and graduating seniors.

  • Dining Dining

    Dining halls are able to accommodate a range of dietary restrictions.

  • Admissions Admissions

    Requires the completion of an online application and submission of supplementary materials.

  • Tuition Tuition

    $4,795 for Day students; $5,495 for Residential students.

Summer Institute Faculty

Our instructors are award-winning Sotheby's Institute faculty, recognized thought leaders and professional experts in the art world. Each faculty member structures their course around real-time conversations defining their professions and helps students master the unique forces at play in the art world.

Summer Institute Faculty

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