- 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.
Learn the visual vocabulary of style and ornament in decorative arts through weekly guided visits to New York auction houses, galleries, and museums.
Gain an introduction to the European and American decorative arts through weekly guided visits to museums in New York City.
Study the relationship between fine art and decorative art of the 20th century.
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.
Receive an introduction to the field of art conservation as it applies to arts professionals such as appraisers, collectors, and museum personnel.
Explore the factors that determine the value of a wine or wine collection for buyers and investors.
Examine how exhibitions in the US and Europe ignited a race among designers, manufacturers, and retailers to introduce art deco to the marketplace.
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.
Explore impressionism, postimpressionism, expressionism, surrealism, futurism, and the path to abstraction through the medium of paintings.
Explore the use of digital 3D design, 3D imaging, additive manufacturing (3D printing, laser sintering), and milling for creating sculpture.
Examine the history of fashion and costume to learn about changes in style, construction, and the use of fabrics.
Gain an overview of the history and development of different artistic traditions in Latin America.
Explore paintings from the American South, a region that has produced some of the most important American art for more than 400 years.
Acquire the knowledge and skills needed for market analysis and trend-spotting in the art world.
Review examples of American folk art from the 17th century to present, examining regional, urban, and rural influences and the evolution over time.
Examine the rise of 20th-century design, with a focus on mid-20th-century furniture, lighting, and objects.