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Art Business

  • Analyzes and Assesses the Value of Art
  • Provides an Understanding of Global Market Trends
  • Covers Legal and Ethical Issues

Taught by leading practitioners in the field, these courses explore the latest trends in today’s art market. Whether your goal is to start a new art business; manage an art gallery; or work as a wealth manager, financial planner, or adviser to high-net-worth individuals, these courses provide essential skills needed to analyze and assess the value of art in the global market. Explore the social and financial contexts of collecting art, learn how to build relationships with clients, and gain an understanding of relevant legal and ethical issues.

The Art Market: How It Works (The Unvarnished Truth)

Explore the size of each sector of the global art market, dissect the processes used in each, and examine how business is conducted.

2019 Spring
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

From Impressionism to Modernism: The Making of the Modern Art Market

Look at the intersections of history and art history from the 1870s to WWII that reveal the origins of impressionism and modernism.

2019 Spring
1 section

Starting a Successful Art Business

Identify and acquire the skills necessary to launch, sustain, and grow an art business.

2019 Spring
1 section

The Art Market Revolution: Online Art Businesses

Become familiar with current and emerging technologies and the businesses within the art market that are using them to expand art businesses.

2019 Spring
1 section

Art Careers Behind the Scenes: From Insurance to Technology

Explore a variety of career paths in the contemporary art world, and learn about them firsthand from art industry professionals.

Artists, Dealers, and Collectors

Explore how art markets have evolved from 17th-century Europe to the present, with a focus on key artists, dealers, and collectors.

Black Artists in the Global Art Market

This course surveys the history of art made by black artists and their activity in the global art market from the late 19th century to today.

Fine Art as a Financial Asset

Analyze the performance of fine art over time, within art collecting categories, and as compared to the stock market.

The Value of Contemporary Art: Investment or Asset?

Look at the challenges of determining the monetary value of art, and learn to distinguish between collecting and investing in artwork.

Today's American and International Art Market

Discover global and regional trends in today’s international art market.

Inside Art Litigation: The Untold Stories and Issues

Gain an insider’s view of overlooked issues from numerous legal disputes in the billion-dollar art market.