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Art History Intensive - 1860 to Today

Online Course

11 March–05 May 2020

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course 0 img How does a work of art become an integral part of art history? Art History Intensive: 1860 to Today offers an introduction to the histories of Western modern and contemporary art and provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills of art history. Focusing on critical figures including Manet, Cassat, Picasso, Duchamp, and Koons, as well as essential styles and movements such as Cubism, Surrealism, Pop Art, and Minimalism, this course moves from charting the rise of Impressionism in nineteenth-century Paris to examining the impact of globalization on art practice in the twenty-first century. Each week’s online discussions and activities lead students through the relevant themes of a particular period, so students can develop their visual analysis skillset and practice writing and discussing art with specific and essential terminology.

Course fees: $1,860.00

Art History - Egyptian Art to Pop, The Key Movements

Online Course

11 March–21 April 2020

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course 0 img Art history is more than names, dates, and movements—it is about the unexpected connections that create its complex narrative. From Egypt’s mythic symbolism to Warhol’s pop sensibility, this course invites students to study significant artists and examine key art objects that illustrate and explain the unfolding of Western art history. As there is never a single way to interpret an art object, course lectures provide diverse contexts and ways of looking, guiding students toward developing an independent and confident approach to looking at—and finding meaning in—works of art. For those passionate about art, Art History: Egyptian Art to Pop, The Key Movements offers a solid education on how to analyze, interpret, and appreciate art.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Writing for the Art World - Style and Substance

Online Course

11 March–21 April 2020

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course 0 img Writing about art is based on a sustained practice of rigorous analysis when first encountering an art object and the subsequent composition of prose that articulates that specific artwork’s aesthetic, social, and historical value. In Writing for the Art World: Style and Substance, students engage in close study of art objects and exhibitions. By reading exemplary texts, students will master the fundamental requirements for writing about art. The course explores writing structure, tone, and point-of-view, as well as the professional vocabulary used to intelligently describe and analyze contemporary art exhibitions. Students will work under the guidance of the instructor as well as in an exchange with fellow students via a mid-course peer workshop. This course also allows students to practice art writing by generating and revising weekly writing material such as exhibition reviews, museum wall text, artist biographies, and catalog entries. Students’ work in the course will culminate in the composition of a 1000-word essay that describes, analyzes, and critiques an exhibition which presents a strong or unique position within the context of art history or contemporary culture.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Art as a Global Business - The Value of Art

Online Course

11 March–21 April 2020

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course 0 img Art as a Global Business: The Value of Art provides essential information about the systems, structures, and dynamics that drive the art market to reveal the key influencers and the legal context within which they operate. Designed to build knowledge of Old Masters and contemporary art alike, each week evaluates how newer artists garner prestige, and how newsworthy sales drive the market internationally. Course materials also analyze the art market from a current viewpoint and trace the market’s historical roots, providing an in-depth picture of how today’s market came into being. Beyond considering the importance of the substantial amounts of money involved in the dealing of art, this course also allows students to carefully consider the challenges, risks, and opportunities inherent in the market.

Course fees: $1,485.00

Careers in the Art World - A Practical Guide

Online Course

15 April–12 May 2020

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course 0 img Today’s international art world offers a wide range of career choices that are continually evolving. Careers in the Art World: A Practical Guide provides a hands-on, practical guide to navigating a variety of art world opportunities, including fresh perspectives on how to achieve success. It maps “who does what” to shape the industry, looking at both traditional careers like curating and the new and innovative professions forming within social media and digital platforms. In addition to lectures, targeted readings, and group discussions, this course includes interviews with a broad range of leading art professionals who share insights on their own career trajectories and suggestions for students. Additionally, the course includes a “career path workshop” in which students will have the chance to receive individualized feedback on personal career goals as well as targeted strategies for how to reach them in the fast-paced, flourishing environment of today’s art world.

Course fees: $1,115.00

Buying and Selling Art at Auction

Online Course

15 April–12 May 2020

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course 0 img What does it take to buy and sell a work of art successfully at auction? The Art of Buying and Selling at Auction offers an insider’s perspective on the thrilling, fast-paced world of art auctions, taking you behind the scenes to learn from top professionals at one of the world’s premier auction houses. The course will examine questions such as: Who are the key players in an auction house, and what do they do? What are the different factors that determine the price of art, and how are values assigned? How has the internet changed the role of auctions in today’s art market? By the end of the course, students will master concepts such as commissions, reserves, guarantees, and irrevocable bids. Perfect for aspiring collectors, dealers, or the curious, this course will enable participants to approach art auctions with the knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed.

Course fees: $1,115.00

Art Now - Contemporary Art since 1990

Online Course

15 April–12 May 2020

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course 0 img Welcome to today’s art world. Record-breaking sales of contemporary art are matched by the high status of global art world events, displayed through the spectacle of celebrities arriving at Art Basel-Miami Beach, the publicity surrounding the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi, or the dramatic self-destruction of Banksy’s Girl with a Balloon just as the final hammer came down at Sotheby’s auction house in London in 2018. How to make sense of it all? Like Banksy’s work, the art of today can be both playful and challenging, infuriating and trite. Today’s art is endlessly reflective and referential, mirroring the role of the individual in society. In this course, students will learn to identify the key artists, as well as the central themes – from technology to globalism – addressed in contemporary art. Students will learn to evaluate how market forces such as galleries, art fairs, auction houses, and museums determine which artists are considered important, as well as how this dynamic is being altered by the rise of online art markets. Students will come away from this course feeling confident in their knowledge of art world trends and having boosted skills of visual literacy and understanding.

Course fees: $1,115.00