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  • Course Dates & Fees

    Course Dates & Fees

    April 6 - May 3, 2022
    $1,115 ($1,000 if registered by February 16, 2022)
    Tuition includes four 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: Introduction to Art Now

    • How do we define contemporary art?

    • The Art of the New: Materials, Processes, Techniques


    Week 2: Artists & Audiences

    • The Rise of the Mega Museum: The “Bilbao Effect”

    • Art Fairs & the Art Industrial Complex

    • The Online Art Market: The Great Democratization of Art (Or Is It?)


    Week 3: Theories & Interpretations: Gender & Sexuality

    • The Body in Art: Feminism’s Fourth Wave

    • Questioning Masculinitie

    • Art & AIDS


    Week 4: Theories & Interpretations: Globalism

    • Art Beyond Borders

    • Art & the Environment

    • Protest Art

    • Future Trajectories: Emerging Artists

  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Dr Kay Chubbuck (Director, Non-Degree Programs, Faculty, Online Courses) has over two decades of experience in educational management, university teaching, and art historical scholarship. She has held faculty appointments at Princeton University, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the University of Oxford, where she earned her doctorate on a Rhodes scholarship. She has lectured at Tate Britain, at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, and at the Royal Geographical Society in London, among other institutions. She has served on an academic advisory panel for museum education at the Art Institute of Chicago, and on selection committees for the Rhodes scholarship. Dr Chubbuck additionally has a background in journalism, having worked as an international arts correspondent for Newsweek Magazine, reporting from London, Paris, and Beijing.
    Tim Goossens (Associate Director of Academics, Non-Degree Programs and adjunct faculty MA) has continued to expand his curatorial practice and social activism for over a decade with a variety of public art festivals, triennials, art commissions and numerous exhibitions worldwide, all of which inspires his research as a contributing editor for Oxford University Press. He began his career in the Department of New Media and Performance Art at the Museum of Modern Art and later moved as Assistant-Curator to MoMA PS1. Following these museum positions, he became the Founding Director and Chief Curator of Ford Model's art gallery  and a Gallery Director for New York's Envoy Enterprises. He has curated numerous international projects including Listen Up!, India’s first public sound art exhibition (New Delhi, 2015) and and Larger than Love (as part of Berlin Biennial, 2012). In most recent years, he was a curator for Aurora, the large-scale public art festival in Dallas, Texas, for the Art Triennial in Belgium, and the IFPDA Fine Art Print Art Fair in New York in 2019.
    Monique Long lives and works in New York City as an independent curator of contemporary art and arts writer. She has organized exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, the United Nations Headquarters and The Studio Museum in Harlem and is the recipient of multiple writing and curatorial awards. A frequent contributor to ArtNews, Document Journal, and Ubikwist Magazine, her articles often focus on the work of makers and cultural producers of color. Her next institutional exhibition, Elegies: Still Lifes in Contemporary Art, will open at the Museum of African Diaspora in San Francisco, California Spring 2022 and travel to the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia. Long holds an MA in American Studies from Columbia University, with a specialization in post-war contemporary art and African American studies.
  • 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 2.9 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

    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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    Questions? Contact us at online@sia.edu.

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