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The Fundamentals of the Global Art Markets and Marketplaces

This course will review the macro and micro art markets, their histories of development, and the various degrees to which they comprise and construct the global art economy. It will uncover the past and present mechanisms of these markets, their size and respective levels of transparency, and their geographic concentrations, as well as their historical performance as measured by economists, specialized studies, and art indices. Gain familiarity with the various factors that affect the art market, current trends, and economic forecasts. The course also will cover the consideration of art as an investment and asset class and its use in global wealth preservation and creation.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Methodologies and critical skills to analyze economic data of art
  • The ability to utilize accurate and relevant databases, indices, and economic market studies to quantify markets
  • Familiarity with the current art market distribution and consumption global centers and their interaction on an international scale
  • An understanding of the ecology of art world professionals and their interaction within the art and artists’ marketplaces
  • Knowledge of the realities, challenges, and results of using art as a financial instrument for high-net-worth individuals in a complex political and global economy
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    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2018
    • Date

      Feb 7 - Mar 14
    • Day

    • Time

      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Format

      In-Person/Online Blended
      • In-Person/Online Blended
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Regan, Patrick
    • Location

      Location TBA
    Tuition $650