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  • Course Dates & Fees

    Course Dates & Fees

    March 9 - May 3, 2022
    $1860 ($1685 if registered by January 26, 2022)
    Tuition includes eight weeks of instructor guidance and an additional 90 days to review the course at your leisure.
    We offer this online course throughout the year with sessions starting approximately every four months. Contact us for more information.
  • Getting Started & How It Works

    Getting Started & How It Works

    SIA Online Community, our learning and networking space, opens two weeks before the course begins. This space provides an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the learning platform and introduce yourself to fellow students from around the world.
    Visit our How It Works page to learn more about the online learning experience.
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    Week 1: Impressionism and Postimpressionism

    • Manet and Degas: The Birth of Modern Art

    • Impressionism

    • Post-Impressionism and Symbolism

    Week 2: From Curves to Cubes: Art Nouveau to Cubism

    • Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau

    • Fauvism and Expressionism

    • Speed, Time and Space: Cubism and Futurism

    Week 3: The Heroic Avant-Garde

    • Dada’s Protest

    • Surrealism

    • Building the New World: Constructivism and the Bauhaus

    • Focus: The Surrealist Object

    • Geometric and Kinetic

    Week 4: Moderates and Extremists

    • New Classicism

    • Art for the People

    • Photojournalism

    • Focus: Art Deco

    Week 5: The Post-War World

    • Art, Trauma, and Post-war Europe

    • The New York School

    • International Modern

    • Focus: Sculpture as Totem

    Week 6: The Birth of Contemporary Art

    • Pop and Postmodernism

    • Minimalism and Art Beyond the Gallery

    • Conceptual Art vs. Contemporary Art

    Week 7: The 1980’s

    • Painting and Heroism

    • Objects and Commodities

    • Spectacular Pictures

    • Focus: Art and Activism in the 1980s

    Week 8: The Global Contemporary

    • Post-Colonialism and Globalization

    • Relational Art

    • Everyday Life

  • Faculty


    Georgia Krantz, Adjunct Faculty, Online
    Ph.D., ABD, Queen's University, Ontario; MA, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Georgia Krantz is an independent art historian and arts educator with a focus on 20th-century art. She has taught art history at the New School and Pratt Institute and has worked as an educator and education consultant at numerous NYC institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Jewish Museum, the International Center of Photography, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Krantz has extensive university and museum education experience. She currently teaches graduate studies at the Interactive Telecommunications Program and the Interactive Digital Media program at NYU.
    Morgan Falconer, Program Director, M.A. Contemporary Art, New York & Online
    Ph.D., University College London; M.A., Courtauld Institute of Art; B.A., University of Leeds
    Morgan Falconer is a critic and art historian. He has written about contemporary art for publications including The Times(London), The Economist, Frieze, The Village Voice, and Art in America. His recent books include Painting Beyond Pollock (Phaidon, 2015), a history of painting after 1945, and The Art Lovers’ Guide to New York, a guide to the city’s art collections (Rizzoli/ Thames & Hudson, 2011)
  • Course Completion

    Course Completion

    For successfully completing this course, you receive a verified Certificate of Completion from Sotheby’s Institute of Art as well as 5 IACET Continuing Education Units. *
    Our digital certificates allow you to share new skills with various social media platforms, including LinkedIn. Successful completion is defined by each instructor in the course syllabus and consists, at the least, of regular, thoughtful participation in online activities and timely submission of assigned papers or projects.
    *As an IACET Accredited Provider, Sotheby’s Institute of Art offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
  • Register


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    This course is listed under the Premier Course option in the online application. Premier Online Courses are open to anyone 18 years of age and older. Registration takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.
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