2021 Course Catalog

Sotheby's Summer Institute courses draw on the expertise and unrivaled access of Sotheby’s Institute of Art and explore the most important issues facing our world today. All courses are taught online and are open to rising 10th – 12th graders and graduating seniors.

  • Art / Luxury / Fashion

    COURSE CLOSED
    From the photoshoot to the catwalk, learn about the fascinating history and contemporary relationship between art, luxury, and fashion.

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  • Museums / Galleries / Auction Houses

    COURSE CLOSED
    Explore the three major sectors of art business — museums, galleries, and auction houses — to get an insider’s look at what each contributes to and how they influence the dynamic global art world.

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  • Art History / Art Business / Art New York

    COURSE CLOSED
    Understand the art world from all angles through an online immersion in art history, the art market, and the vibrant and enduring art scene of New York City.

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  • Art Crime / Art Law

    COURSE CLOSED
    Investigate the history of famous art crimes, including forgeries and thefts. Learn the basics of art law as well as a variety of scientific techniques to spot the difference between what is real and what is fake.

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  • Art Business

    COURSE CLOSED
    Get a behind-the-scenes look at the international art market and discover first-hand how art is created and traded, both in person and online.

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  • Art History

    COURSE CLOSED
    Journey through the history of art: explore masterpieces of global art and architecture from antiquity to the present day, using a variety of spectacular online resources.

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  • Painting and Drawing

    COURSE CLOSED
    Learn fundamental painting and drawing techniques and practice new or refine existing skills in an exciting online studio environment designed to inspire creativity and teach you—as both a beginning or an intermediate artist—how to express yourself through artistic practices.

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  • Art and Activism

    COURSE CLOSED
    Learn about cutting-edge contemporary artists who are at the forefront of social change. Explore how artists confront social and political issues, shaping their work as a form of activism, criticism, or inspiration to transform the world in which we live.

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  • Art History / Art Conservation / Art Appraisal

    COURSE CLOSED
    Go behind the scenes of a conservator’s lab through a virtual tour, and explore the history, care, and valuation of art objects in a dynamic online learning environment.

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  • Art Writing

    COURSE CLOSED
    Learn how to write like an art critic. Discover how to look at art like a pro and write compelling reviews of online art exhibitions for an art magazine that you design.

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