Program Experience

Explore your passion for art. Meet new friends. And access the people, places, and ideas that define the art world today.

With New York City as their home and classroom, Sotheby’s Summer Institute students are immersed in the most vibrant global art capital with auction houses, blue chip and emerging galleries, world class museums, artists’ studios, private collections, arts foundations, and much more right in their backyard. Summer Institute provides students with an environment to learn, investigate, and explore the art world while forming life-long connections with friends and mentors.

Academic and nonacademic components of the program are integrated in a holistic approach that ensures students are making the most of their time both inside and outside of the classroom.

  • Program Offerings

    Students can elect to attend Sotheby's Summer Institute as either a residential or day student.

    • Residential Students

      Residential students stay in a dorm-like facility in the heart of New York City and are overseen by program staff. The residence hall is located across the street from their classrooms at the General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Avenue in Midtown East. The location equips students with easy access to Central Park, Times Square, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway — the perfect starting point to explore everything NYC has to offer. Students participate in a rich set of evening and weekend activities to complement the academic program.

    • Day Students

      Day students commute to classrooms at the General Electric Building, 570 Lexington Avenue in Midtown East in the heart of New York City on weekday mornings to participate in the academic program. Day students may choose to participate in evening and weekend activities.

  • On Campus in New York City

    • New York is Our Classroom

      With New York City as their campus, students will have access to all that the City has to offer, attending field trips, site visits and special events traveling by bus, subway, and local trains.

Now Accepting Applications for Summer Institute 2024!

Learn more about the application process including application deadlines, the review process, required materials, tuition and our notification timeline.

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