Asian Fine and Decorative Arts: Connoisseurship
This course is designed for appraisers, collectors, interior designers, arts professionals, and others who are interested in gaining a working knowledge of Asian art. The curriculum provides a background in the history of Asian art, highlighting periods and styles that are important for identifying works frequently found in American homes, at museums, and in the marketplace. The course starts with a brief overview of the important historical periods for art, and then the focus moves to specific media, such as ceramics, lacquer, metalwork, paintings, and prints, in order to explore materials, examine techniques, and discuss questions of quality and authenticity. The class is object-based and features formal classroom instruction, as well as hands-on sessions with experts in the field. There will be at least one visit to a New York City auction house, gallery, museum, or private collection, which will provide you with the unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of this rich and fascinating field of art.
You'll Walk Away with
- A basic understanding of the history of Asian art
- Familiarity with the periods and styles of Asian artwork that is most frequently found in personal collections, museums, and the marketplace
- An insider’s look into Asian art collections in New York City
- Art enthusiasts
- Appraisers, collectors, interior designers, and arts professionals