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.
Students can elect to attend Sotheby's Summer Institute as either a residential or day student.
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 Lincoln Center, a cultural hub. The location equips students with easy access to Central Park, Times Square, Columbus Circle, and the Hudson River — 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 commute to a dorm-like facility in the heart of New York City on weekday mornings to participate in the academic program. Students have the option of staying for dinner and 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. Transportation during the program will be provided by bus, subway, and local trains. Student will receive weekly MetroCards each Monday of the program.
Summer Institute 2022 is Now Closed
The application for Summer Institute 2023 is expected to open in December 2022. Learn more about the application process including application deadlines, the review process, required materials, tuition and our notification timeline.