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Sotheby’s Institute of Art Speaker Events

Speaker Series at Sotheby’s Institute of Art bring together leading artists, curators, and art professionals from the art world in a public forum to exchange ideas and to foster an open dialogue about the state of the art market and art making today.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art is the first and foremost graduate school for the study of art and its markets. With more than 6,000 alumni working internationally in art fairs, galleries, museums, auction houses, and non-profits, the Institute’s alumni are shaping the future of the art industry. 

Past guest speakers at the Institute have included artists, such as: Ulay and Jaša, William Kentridge, Dan Graham, Alexandre Singh, Glenn Ligon, Sanford Biggers, Carolee Schneemann, Dara Birnbaum, Alfredo Jaar, Ahmed Alsoudani; and art industry experts from Art Basel, Paddle8, Auctionata, Armory Show, Artsy, Whitney Museum, Swiss Institute, MoMA, and others.

Upcoming events

Sotheby's Institute – Los Angeles

Behind the Scenes with Sotheby’s Institute of Art,
Thursday, November 17, 2016, FREE

You’re invited to an exclusive visit to Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. Go behind the scenes of this Downtown Arts District gallery and stay for a reception at Manuela with Sotheby’s Institute faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Learn more.

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Sotheby's Institute – London

Crewe, Its Part In My Downfall by Bedwyr Williams,
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, FREE

Bedwyr Williams, who showed in the Welsh Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale and whose current show at the Barbican in London has attracted art world plaudits, will talk about his practice, which combines video with elements of performance and installation art. Learn more.

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Sotheby's Institute – New York

art-as-a-global-business-dynamics-of-the-art-market-headerThe next speaker event in New York will be held in February 2017 - check back soon for updates.


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