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Art Appraisal

  • Focuses on Industry Standards and Regulations
  • Develops Research Skills and Methodologies
  • Trains for a Broad Range of Occupations

Designed for both prospective and practicing appraisers, these courses explore the techniques and practices of fine and decorative art appraisal. Foundational courses introduce you to industry standards and best practices, while specialized courses explore various fields, including American and European paintings, Asian art, silver, furniture, and photography.

An Introduction to the Examination and Conservation of Works of Art

Receive an introduction to the field of art conservation as it applies to arts professionals such as appraisers, collectors, and museum personnel.

2018 Fall
1 section

Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary Art at Auction

Acquire the knowledge and skills needed for market analysis and trend-spotting in the art world.

2018 Fall
1 section

Next Generation: What to Do with Your Family's Treasures When Your Kids Aren't Interested

This class explores options for managing family heirlooms and possessions.

2018 Fall
1 section

Art Law for the Art Professional

As an art professional, take this course to explore art law’s most important components and the most ardently enforced laws.

2018 Summer
1 section

A New York City Guide to the Decorative Arts: Immerse Yourself in Style

Learn the visual vocabulary of style and ornament in decorative arts through weekly guided visits to New York auction houses, galleries, and museums.

2018 Summer
1 section

German Contemporary Art and the Art Market

Learn about the history and development of the most important movements in modern and contemporary German art.

2018 Summer
1 section

New York City Museums by Moonlight: Decorative Arts from Baroque to Contemporary

Gain an introduction to the European and American decorative arts through weekly guided visits to museums in New York City.

2018 Summer
1 section

Parallels and Contrasts Between 20th-Century Fine and Decorative Art

Study the relationship between fine art and decorative art of the 20th century.

2018 Summer
1 section

American Art and Design Between the Wars

Learn about the leading artists and designers, as well as the different artistic styles that emerged, in the United States in the 1920s and 1930s.

Appraising Fine and Rare Wine

Explore the factors that determine the value of a wine or wine collection for buyers and investors.

Art Deco Masters of Design

Examine how exhibitions in the US and Europe ignited a race among designers, manufacturers, and retailers to introduce art deco to the marketplace.

Asian Fine and Decorative Arts: Connoisseurship

Study the history of Asian art, with a focus on periods and styles important for identifying works frequently found in museums and in the marketplace.

Connoisseurship of Impressionist and Modern Paintings

Explore impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, surrealism, futurism, and the path to abstraction through the medium of paintings.

Contemporary Sculpture: Connoisseurship and Production Process

Explore the use of digital 3D design, 3D imaging, additive manufacturing (3D printing, laser sintering), and milling for creating sculpture.

From Bedroom to Ballroom: Historic Fashion and Costume

Examine the history of fashion and costume to learn about changes in style, construction, and the use of fabrics.

From Colonial to Contemporary: 500 Years of Latin American Art

Gain an overview of the history and development of different artistic traditions in Latin America.

Important Artists and Paintings from the American South from 1690 to Today

Explore paintings from the American South, a region that has produced some of the most important American art for more than 400 years.

Introduction to American Folk Art

Review examples of American folk art from the 17th century to present, examining regional, urban, and rural influences and the evolution over time.

Mid-20th-Century Design: Masters and Innovators

Examine the rise of 20th-century design, with a focus on mid-20th-century furniture, lighting, and objects.

The Contemporary Art Market: What to Look For

Learn about the contemporary art marketplace and its major players, and know what to look for when buying and selling art.