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  • Course Dates & Fees

    Course Dates & Fees

    January 26 - March 8, 2022
    Tuition includes six 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: Challenges to Painting: Minimalism and Conceptual Art

    • Introduction to Contemporary Art

    • Minimalism

    • Conceptual Art

    Week 2:  Expanding Media: Earthworks and Performance Art

    • Ideas and Meaning in Performance Art

    • Actions, Happenings, Events, and Situations

    • Time, Space, Bodies, and Audiences

    • Feminism, Bodies, and Performance Arts

    Week 3: Cultural Authority and Identity Politics - Strategies of Appropriation

    • Power, Identity and Appropriation

    • The Effect of Image Saturation on Society and Culture

    • The Collision of Media, Advertising, Mass Production, and Art

    Week 4: The Art of the Participatory Engagement

    • Social Practice (community engagement)

    • Other Kinds of Social Practice (political interference/social awareness)

    • Artivism and Art Seeking Social Change

    Week 5: Globalization and the Arts

    • Contemporary Art in Dialogue with Tradition

    • Keeping and Losing Identity in a Global World

    • Power Relations

    • Portraying Nationalism

    Week 6: Art and Technology

    • Data Manipulation

    • DNA, Biohacking and the Individual

    • Resistance to New Technologies

  • 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.
  • 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 2.5 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.
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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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