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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.

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.

2017 Summer
1 section

From Impressionism to Modernism: Art Movements and Markets

Learn about major developments in European and American art prior to WWII and the birth of the global art market.

2017 Summer
1 section

The Art Auction

Examine the ever-evolving art auction business and its importance in the international art market.

2017 Spring
+ 1 more semester
4 sections

Today's American and International Art Market

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

2017 Spring
1 section

Art Markets and Sales Channels: Transparency in an Opaque Business

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

2017 Spring
1 section

Post-War and Contemporary Art Movements, Markets, and Money

Develop grounded knowledge of contemporary art history in parallel with an understanding of real art market economics.

2017 Spring
1 section

Starting a Successful Art Business

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

2017 Spring
1 section

Art Fairs and Biennales Demystified

Discover the role of contemporary art fairs and biennales in today’s art market and attend curated tours of select art fairs in New York.

2017 Spring
1 section

Law and Ethics in the Art Market

Gain an overview of the legal conventions and practices in today’s art market.

2017 Spring
1 section

Creating Public and Private Art Collections

Learn exactly how to conceive and to create an art collection.

Determining Value in Contemporary Art: Pleasure, Taste, Brand, Celebrity, and Price

Learn what factors determine value through a range of contemporary art in today’s dynamic market.

Financials for Artists Made Simple

If you are an artist, gain some of the necessary tools and the confidence to successfully run a business of your own.

The Art Dealer in the 21st Century

Venture behind the scenes of the world of art dealing, as you meet with art dealers in their galleries and discuss the art they sell.