Christie's Education Prospectus 2020-2021

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Contents Opposite, David Altmejd, Thoth, 2019 Š David Altmejd.

Studying at Christie’s Education, New York


Graduate Programs M.A. in Art, Law and Business M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market Professional Development Workshop Series Learning Resources How to Apply Tuition and Fees Payment Methods and Financial Assistance

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Alumni and Careers Graduate Outcomes Alumni Association

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Continuing Education Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art Art Business Certificate

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Other Study Opportunities Personalized Learning Programs Online Courses London Asia

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Faculty Meet the Faculty Visiting Faculty

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Policies and Information




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Foreword from the International Managing Director

Christie’s Education’s goal is to train the next generation of art world professionals. The programs offered at Christie’s Education, New York provide clearly defined routes towards achieving your ambitions. We are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, knowing that fresh perspectives will build a strong foundation for the future commercial and academic art worlds, and we welcome students from all walks of life. Our scholarships support this endeavor. Christie’s Education, New York offers two Master of Art Degrees: Art, Law and Business, and Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market. Each provide paths to art world careers and give a thorough understanding of the art world and the skills to flourish within it. Approximately 90% of our graduates progress to a commercial career. Art, Law and Business is designed for those with an ambition to focus on business strategy, managing risk and optimising profit. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market is more broadly focused on art history, expertise and connoisseurship, and art market studies, and appeals directly to those who intend to work closely with works of art in their chosen career. Christie’s Education is wholly-owned by Christie’s, the world’s leading art business, and as such we offer students a unique experience not found elsewhere.

Because of the immersive nature of study, you will soon gain familiarity and confidence in moving through the main art world entities: auction houses, art fairs, digital enterprises, museums and galleries. The benefits you accrue through these opportunities to build your global network cannot be understated. As well as master’s degree programs, Christie’s Education also offers continuing education opportunities, personalized learning and bespoke programs in New York, London and Hong Kong. In addition, our online courses provide a fully immersive experience of the art world. We find that many alumni use these as part of their continuing professional development. If you are ambitious, ready to be challenged and prepared to work hard, we look forward to welcoming you.

Jane Hay International Managing Director, Christie’s Education

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Julio LE PARC, Espace à pénétrer avec trame et miroir courbe (Variation du labyrinthe de 1963), 2019 © Julio Le Parc / ADAGP, Paris, 2019.

A 15-month program which includes an integrated internship at a leading art world employer. We are very focused on employability outcomes and this is a key differentiator from other programs at this level. If you want to take the internship at another one of our global locations we will try to accommodate this if possible. – All field trips are included in the program fee, including one international destination. Field studies are an integral part of the curriculum across all programs. You will visit top galleries, art fairs and museums, and meet leading practitioners in their professional environment. Recent international field trips have included Berlin, Hong Kong, Paris and Venice. – Exclusive access to Christie’s professional expertise. Our visiting lecturers from the auction house take great pleasure in sharing their knowledge and experience with you. – Extensive opportunities to examine important works of art at first hand behind the scenes with top industry specialists. This is a critically important part of all students’ development. – Privileged access to Christie’s events and sales. – An intensive professional development workshop series supporting your degree. This is specifically designed to prepare you for entry into the competitive art world job market. – Access to our Art World Professional Advisory Group. Leading professionals from across the art world are a source of advice and mentorship and are there to give you advice and introductions. – Faculty selected for their unique specialist art world knowledge and dedication to teaching. Their scholarship and research activities support and inform your learning experience. The academic symposia, conferences, discussion panels, exhibitions, publications we host all confirm our reputation as the leading center of scholarship for art market studies. – A chance to start building your global art world network from day one. Our international alumni network is a global resource through which you can connect with leading art world employers. They work across some the most prestigious art world institutions and there are regular alumni events held throughout the year around the world. – We are a key recruitment channel for entry-level positions at Christie’s. – An opportunity to study in the heart of New York City. We are located in the iconic Rockefeller Center which gives you unique access to Christie’s auction house, as well as major galleries and museums.

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Welcome from the Academic Director

Christie’s Education, New York has developed unique educational programs to provide the right training to allow the next generation of art professionals the chance to fully embrace the challenges and the opportunities offered by this new globalized art world. Opposite, Louise Bourgeois, The Ticking Clock: The Heartbeat, 2008, © 2019 The Easton Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Why study at Christie’s Education, New York? We have made New York City our classroom, taking full advantage of all it has to offer as one of the most vibrant art centers in the world, from its museum collections and its auction salerooms to its artists’ studios. It is not only the hands-on experience that makes our teaching innovative, it is also the exposure to the top art professionals that makes the experience of attending a Christie’s Education program rewarding and so helpful in developing one’s critical voice. Around a core of dedicated faculty, you will encounter a wide range of art professionals, from art historians and auction specialists to art lawyers, gallery owners and practicing artists. This network of professionals are passionate about sharing their knowledge with the next generation. Our resident faculty bring their expertise in art criticism, art market studies, collection management and connoisseurship to their teaching. We work closely together to develop curricula based on rigorous academic training and the acquisition of research skills. It is balanced with a strong focus on professional development. By combining seminars, visits, lectures and an internship, our goal is to develop independent thinking. We aim to provide you with the transferable skills needed to realize your professional goals. While writing and research remain the cornerstone of graduate education at Christie’s Education, New York, we have devised new exercises that are closer to real-life experience and replicate the kind of tasks our graduates are asked to complete as they enter the working world. These exercises balance

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professional experience with academic work. Christie’s Education, New York provides a dynamic learning environment where you stay engaged with what is going on in our fast-moving art world. Through our global network of art world practitioners and alumni, we are able to provide opportunities such as panel discussions and symposia, events that bring the Christie’s Education community together and provide alternative learning experiences. Our faculty is close-knit and very accessible. They are engaged with their research, active in their field of expertise, publishing, curating, organizing and participating in academic conferences. Our student body is international, varied in age and backgrounds. Christie’s Education is a unique institution – its richness comes from the diversity of our students, their intellectual curiosity and determination to become key players in a global art world. In addition to this, the dedication of our staff and faculty whose passion for the arts commits them to maintain a topquality learning environment where you can develop into respected art professionals. I hope that you will be able to join us at Christie’s Education, New York.

Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke Academic Director, Christie’s Education, New York


Studying at Christie’s Education, New York Christie’s Education was founded in London in 1978 and expanded to New York in 1993. As one of the major art centers in the world, New York is the ideal place to study modern and contemporary art, and the art business.



Our central location in the iconic Rockefeller Center gives you unique access to the art world, from Christie’s auction house to public and private collections. You will have an opportunity to network with art world professionals such as auction house specialists, dealers, art advisors and museum staff. In addition, these art world professionals help facilitate a hands-on approach to studying inside and outside of the classroom. You will visit a broad spectrum of art-related sites that include: museums, art galleries, artists’ studios, conservation laboratories, art production facilities, art fairs and print workshops. All of which contribute to a unique learning environment. All of our programs provide a crucial insight into the art market, with a focus on modern and contemporary art, as well as the skills necessary to advance your career in the art world. Each offering is designed to promote curiosity and is unique in developing knowledge through practical skills and experience. Our academic staff comprises dedicated full-time Christie’s Education faculty members, who work closely with our visiting lecturers who are world-renowned experts in their fields. We offer an unparalleled set of resources for career advancement, academic learning and personal growth through study of the arts and its markets.

We do not provide housing for students enrolled in our programs. In June, a letter with detailed information on the upcoming year will be sent to enrolled master’s students that will include instructions on how to join a listserv group for students looking for roommates from the incoming class. A list of housing information is available upon request by emailing

STUDENT REPRESENTATION Every year we organize a Staff and Student Forum that runs over the course of three class terms. Chaired by the Director of Business Affairs and Student Services, the forum is comprised of elected student representatives from the master’s programs and the Certificate program in Modern and Contemporary Art in New York, the Academic Director, and two additional staff representatives. The forum meets once per term and provides students with the opportunity to give feedback about their experience at Christie’s Education, with discussion topics ranging from academic matters to student services, news and events. Student representatives also serve as class contacts once they have graduated from the programs.


STUDENT SERVICES We provide a range of support services focused on enhancing the overall student experience. Staff are available to help with a wide range of general inquiries regarding the courses offered and provide advice about accommodation, health insurance, and financial matters. Additional services offered to the students include career counseling, professional development training and international student advisement.

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C# is an annual magazine written and produced by our students in London and New York. It features exhibition reviews, interviews with artists and art world professionals, and articles on art history and theory.

Right, C# 18 student publication. Front cover, photographs (2014) shot on 35mm by Alexandra Aguirre ( Below, Christie’s, New York.

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Master of Arts in Art, Law and Business This full-time M.A. program provides an in-depth study of the relationships between art, law and business and how this dynamic interaction influences the commercial art world. It combines rigorous academic coursework with hands-on practical training and workshops.


mphasizing practice over theory, the program introduces you to a series of foundational tools, skills and concepts of art history, art business and art law. Through a combination of coursework, workshops, guest presentations, domestic and international site visits and internships you are given the means to build your professional infrastructure. The practical skills and conceptual frameworks learned at Christie’s Education serve our graduates well as they embark on diverse and meaningful careers throughout the art market ecosystem. The core pedagogical strategy of the program is based on the premise that utilizing the lenses of commerce, law and history to view art and the art market will serve to enhance our understanding of how the global art market functions. Through this non-traditional approach to the study and examination of art and art markets, you will develop rare insights into the dynamics that influence the markets. Our program goal is to produce graduates who are conversant in the languages of art and commerce and who have the necessary transferable skills to make a smooth transition into the global art world. With unparalleled access to art market specialists and professionals you will learn from, and interface with, the current leading practitioners in the art market today. As part of the curriculum, you will travel to domestic and international art destinations to meet with a diverse range of professionals working across the art market landscape. During the program we visit art fairs, museums, art business conferences, galleries, art advisories, art logistics businesses and art insurance firms. Over 15 months of intensive study, you will take a combined 40 credits to complete your degree. The program concludes with a final term that is exclusively focused on a full-time internship and an independent capstone project that are both instrumental in helping you to activate your professional careers in the art market.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION Duration 15 months full-time – Faculty Noah Kupferman, Program Director Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director Dr. Ágnes Berecz, Associate Professor – Contact

Left, photo of M.A. Art, Law and Business students on a field trip to Hong Kong. Right, telephone bidders at a Christie’s auction.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES The learning goals and projected program outcome of the M.A. in Art, Law and Business directly and specifically coincide with the knowledge, skills and attitude that will serve our students well upon entering a career in the art market. These program goals have been developed and endorsed by Christie’s Education faculty in collaboration with market specialists and professionals throughout the art market ecosystem: – Advanced understanding of internal structure and operation of the global art market – Uncommon ability to integrate the tools and techniques of global business with the business of art – Insight into the legal structures and ethical considerations in the art ecosystem – Deep and broad understanding of the principles and formal components of contemporary art – Transferable professional development skills – including effective communication, leadership, analytical and critical thinking, and fundamental administrative – Build a dynamic network of art world professionals

STUDY TRIPS You will participate in a series of study trips throughout the program. Through visits to galleries, museums, art fairs, artists’ studios, and a multitude of art-related businesses you will experience and engage with art in a very personal and meaningful way. You will also have the opportunity to interact with a vast network of art world professionals and apply your newly acquired skills in real-world settings. You will travel both domestically and globally to important art destinations thus giving an additional opportunity to interface art and with the art market.

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WHO SHOULD APPLY? The program is designed for both recent undergraduates as well as working professionals from inside the art market and other disciplines who wish to gain access to the global art market. Our program is best suited for those aiming to start or further careers in the management, sales, marketing, public relations, client services, administration and strategy of commercial entities within the international art world and creative industries. Graduates typically go onto careers in auction houses, galleries, art fairs, independent appraisal companies and other art-related businesses throughout the global art market.


CORE CURRICULUM A hallmark of the Art, Law and Business M.A. program is the development of our core curriculum. The core curriculum is designed to give our students an in-depth mastery of the three academic disciplines that make up the primary focus of the program: art history, art business and art law. The courses making up the core curriculum are Art Business, Art Law and Language of Contemporary Art. As such, each term the core curriculum includes dedicated course work specifically applied to these functional areas that we believe are necessary for professional success in the art market. These courses provide a skill set that will allow you to anticipate change and recognize opportunities with speed and accuracy.

Art Business I, II, III Art Business (I, II and III) is intended to provide you with a strong foundation of qualitative, quantitative and analytical skills necessary to run an art business in the current global art market. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the commercial and financial markets in general and the art market in particular detail. Throughout the course, you will acquire the tools critical to the investigation of the dynamics of the art market within the current global economic framework. – Art Business I: is an in-depth study and exploration of the economics of the art market. Topics include pricing and valuation, development of markets and behavioural economics as applied to art – Art Business II: you will learn the fundamentals of financial accounting, budgeting and cash flow. – Art Business III: through the business case study method, you will study business strategy and entrepreneurship as it has been applied to existing art businesses The culminating project of the course is the creation and development of a new art business that is presented to a panel of art market professionals. Art Business III pulls together and applies many of the concepts you will have learned over the entire year. – 3 credits per term (9 credits total)

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Language of Contemporary Art I, II, III Language of Contemporary Art focuses on the diverse cultural production during the 1960s and 1970s in Europe and the Americas. Following a brief historical survey of the emergence of modern art, its markets and institutional networks, the course provides a thorough overview and a critical examination of the social and cultural history of contemporary art. Through the study of the key movements and artists of the period, the course will examine the artistic practices and theoretical discourses that shaped the trajectory of contemporary art from the rise of Pop Art in London to the earthworks in the American West and street performances in Rio de Janeiro. The course progresses both thematically and chronologically to introduce you to major artists and movements from across the globe. It also includes lectures on watershed exhibitions that defined an art historical moment as well as lectures on specific artists. Throughout the three terms, you will visit galleries, art fairs, auction exhibitions, and many other public and private displays of contemporary art. – 2 credits per term (6 credits total)

Jonathan Yeo, Homage to Paolozzi © 2019 Jonathan Yeo Photo: Stephen Chung / Alamy.

Art Law, I, II, III The Art Law course investigates the role that law plays in the commercial art world. It explores key legal instruments used in transactions, the roles of national and international legislation in the governance of the art market and the effects these have on the free movement of cultural objects between key international selling centers. These core courses provide you with knowledge over a range of areas in international art business including art law and taxation, appraisal/valuation, intellectual property rights, ethics and corporate social responsibility, use of information and communication technology. Art Law I: this introductory section of the course will provide you with a foundational knowledge of a range of areas in art law and business including: introduction to art law, basic transaction and contract law, legal business structures, etc. – all knowledge that is essential to become an art world professional. Art Law II: This provides you with a foundational knowledge of legal issues related to artistic expression, including intellectual property law; free speech and censorship; moral rights of artists and roles of art institutions; the challenges of technological developments and media and market change; and the law relevant to cultural patrimony and traditional practices of making (such as ‘aboriginal art’). Throughout the course, key concepts will be illuminated by a discussion of case histories focusing on art that exemplifies the issues or that features legal concepts as its subject matter. Art Law III: building on the work completed in the first two terms, Art Law III will provide you with foundational knowledge in the following areas: Authenticity Disputes, Ownership/Title Disputes, Cultural Property Restrictions, International Trade, Due Diligence, and Personal Taxation/Estate Planning. – 2 credits per term (6 credits total)

Post-War and Contemporary Art auction at Christie’s Evening Sales.

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Mapping the Art World

Marketing the Arts

The goal of this course is to familiarize you with the institutions that have historically played an essential role in shaping the art market including private dealers, galleries, collectors, auction houses, critics and museums. We examine the central figures of the global contemporary art ecosystem. You will learn about dealers and gallerists with global footprints, advisors who travel the world to attend art fairs, curators of international exhibitions and biennials, and artists who show their work around the world. You will come to understand and contextualize the issues central to the art world as a part of what is now a global art economy. In addition to lectures and presentations, you will attend weekly field studies in the galleries of Christie’s where you will engage directly with some of the finest specialists of fine and decorative art in the world. These field studies give rare insight into the important art market issues of valuation, authenticity and evolving global collecting patterns. Specific emphasis is on the inner workings of the auction house. The class concludes with a study trip to Art Basel Miami where you will have the opportunity to engage directly with art market professionals. – 3 credits

This course introduces you to the practical application of marketing strategies for the arts within the context of the ever-increasing competitive economic environment. The course surveys a variety of marketing techniques used in the art world, from audience research and campaign development to advertising and branding, as well as publications and emerging online tools. You will study marketing approaches across different sectors of the art world to learn how key concepts may be applied in different scenarios – whether in a museum, auction house, gallery or nonprofit space. Basic strategies of public relations will be explored along with methods for making the most of social media platforms to develop and deepen customer relationships and engagement, digital and traditional branding, communication and media relations strategies, use of social media, developing and maintaining audiences, market research, client segmentation and pricing issues. These important concepts are applied in practicebased, term-long projects as you develop a full marketing plan for an art-focused exhibition or cultural event. – 2 credits

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Management in the Arts: The Gallery and Art Advisory Business

Assessing Risk and Reward in the Art Market

This course provides you with the opportunity to understand the processes involved in launching and successfully managing a commercial art gallery and art advisory business. In addition to reviewing the historical development of the gallery, you will study current art businesses specializing in different media and historical periods as well as galleries operating at different business levels and contexts. Guest speakers from diverse commercial venues provide first-hand art market insight into how successful galleries manage the dynamic complexity of the art market. You will also explore the impact of art fairs and online sale platforms on the traditional brick-and-mortar gallery art business. A term-long project will take you through the journey of planning and preparing to open an art gallery or art advisory business. This project provides a platform upon which you can synthesize and apply your learning in a practical hands-on manner. – 2 credits

Art collecting is an endeavor of passion, commitment and intellectual curiosity. It is, however, also fraught with risk. Through a series of in-class lectures, guest presentations and case studies, you will learn about the various types of risk that exist when transacting in the commercial art world. You will be introduced to art market risk from various stakeholder perspectives: gallery, auction house, art dealer, collector, art specialist, etc. You will learn to identify, manage and mitigate transactional risks to understand when operating in the current art market. You will be challenged to view risk and reward in the commercial art market from a business operations perspective. Topics include fine art insurance coverage, gallery risk management, risk transference, collections management, art handling, art transport and fine art insurance claims. – 2 credits

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Benthe Tupker, Head of Sale, Post-War and Contemporary Art at Christie’s, Amsterdam.

Articulating Value

The Auction Business

The value of art is a topic of great interest in the current art market as prices climb ever higher and the stakes grow ever larger. When discussing value, however, we can speak of many different types: aesthetic, art historical, symbolic, cultural and, of course, monetary. No matter the type or amount of value, the ability to articulate the conditions that have influenced the value of art is of particular interest and importance. This course focuses upon two skills that are critical for the emerging art business professional:

This course introduces you to the inner workings of the auction business by focusing on how property is obtained for sale, how the major auction houses compete for consignments, the inter-departmental teamwork involved with bringing works of art to the auction block, and the mechanism and processes at work in the auction saleroom. You are given an inside perspective into buying and selling at auction, the evolution and current importance of financial incentives offered by the major auction houses and how private sales and online bidding have changed the auction industry. Additional insight is provided by guest speakers from Christie’s auction house who will explain their various roles in key departments. You begin each week with a private exhibition tour led by a Christie’s specialist. – 2 credits

– Mastering the tools and vocabulary to address, speak, and write about the vast array of works of art we find within an ever-changing marketplace – Developing the special skill sets needed to work directly with artists and to promote successful artist/dealer relationships This course offers a methodology for encountering and interpreting works of art, with an emphasis on direct encounter and focused engagement with primary source material. The course provides you with an opportunity to develop a cogent argument for value upon which all formal written appraisals of fine and decorative art are based. Readings and case studies will be complemented by a series of intensive, hands-on individual and group projects. – 2 credits

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Special Topics in the Art Market: Workshop

Right, Tash Perrin, Senior Vice President, auctioneering at Christie’s, New York. Below, Jussi Pylkkänen, Christie’s Global President and lead auctioneer at Christie’s.

Art market professionals in the current economic landscape require a practical, well-rounded and actionable set of skills that will amplify and enhance their analytical skill sets. In this workshop, you will explore some of these crucial skills and behaviors and learn to apply them through dynamic exercises and activities. Topics include communication and presentation skills, leadership and team building, motivation and self-awareness all within the context of the global art market. – 1 credit

Capstone Project This is the culminating independent research project that encourages you to develop your voice through primary and secondary research and along with the guidance of faculty produce a substantive deliverable reflecting insight into your chosen topic. The project can take a variety of forms. Past projects have included business plans, market analyses, impact studies of specific laws and regulations, and other examples of commercial analytical work. The Capstone Project is intended to be both a valuable intellectual experience as well as the vehicle through which you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your analytical skills and art market insight to prospective employers. – 3 credits

Internship Master’s students pursue full-time internships during their final term. Our students secure internships in a wide range of sites including Christie’s auction house, commercial galleries and not-for-profit art institutions. – 2 credits

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Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market The M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market has trained students to be effective art world professionals since 1998. This program prepares students for careers in the commercial and not-for-profit sectors of the art world through a focus on connoisseurship, art history and art market studies.


his interdisciplinary program provides an in-depth study of modern and contemporary art and the market from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. Led by an expert faculty, this integrated M.A. program combines the study of art history with the role played by the art industry. It explores how the art market intersects with modern and contemporary art as artworks pass from artists to institutional and private collectors. The program emphasizes the development of connoisseurship through objectbased learning in combination with the study of current art business practices and the market. You will study artworks first-hand at sites of production and exhibitions throughout New York City and beyond. Additionally, access to specialists and salerooms through our central location within Christie’s auction house enhances the program and provides an unparalleled learning opportunity. The program is designed to offer networking opportunities while introducing you to transferable skills that are in demand in the current global art marketplace. Our access to a wide range of art professionals, including alumni from the program, provides you with first-hand knowledge of the workings of the art world, and the expertise and contacts you need to become an art world professional. An intensive program, it takes 15 months to complete and concludes with the writing of a thesis and a 45-day internship to help you launch and advance your professional career.

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PROGRAM INFORMATION Duration 15 months full-time – Faculty Dr. Julie Reiss, Program Director Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke, Academic Director Dr. Matthew Nichols, Associate Professor Dr. Ágnes Berecz, Associate Professor – Contact

Installation view of KAWSxCampana collaboration in Friedman Benda’s booth at DesignMiami/, 2018 © KAWS.

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[ MASTER OF ARTS IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE MARKET ] Right, Bruce Nauman, Disappearing Acts, 2018 © Bruce Nauman / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London 2019. Below, Robert Indiana, Love red/blue, 1990 © Morgan Art Foundation Ltd. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, DACS, London 2019. Below right, Tracey Emin, Love Is What You Want, 2015 © Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS/Artimage 2019. Photo: White Cube.

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M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market field trip to Miami.



In preparation for careers in the art world, students will:

Our M.A. students participate in a study trip at the end of the spring term to a major city in the art world, such as Berlin, London, Venice or Paris. Field studies and lectures afford the opportunity to make connections in a broader sphere and enable you to keep pace with a fast-moving art world.

– Build professional networks – Learn the technical terms to identify different media and assess an art work’s condition – Learn to formally analyze works of art and situate them in art history – Understand the ongoing interplay between art history and the art market – Gain an insider’s understanding of the structure of the art world and the relationship between the commercial and not-for-profit sectors – Develop transferable professional skills such as cataloguing, archival research, building a collection for a client and writing for different contexts – Acquire knowledge of the workings of the auction house and other aspects of the art market – Develop facility with current research resources for art history and art market research – Be prepared for employment in the commercial art world and the creative industries worldwide [ 19 ]

WHO SHOULD APPLY? Students from a wide variety of fields have successfully merged their prior backgrounds with the program, launching successful careers at auction houses, galleries, not-for-profit, art fairs and art advisories in the global art marketplace for over twenty years.

Right, David Altmejd, Ears, Quartz Crystals and Holes, 2019 Š David Altmejd

The Business of Art I, II, III This class provides you with an overview of the professions and institutions as well as the economic, legal and ethical contexts that shape and structure the art world. Guest speakers include a broad scope of art world practitioners who address aspects of the production, exhibition, and trade of art and other cultural artifacts. The seminar consists of lectures, discussion sessions, and a wide range of reading and research assignments designed to develop professional skills that are necessary to succeed in the art world. The Economics of Art: The fall term provides an analysis of the economics, trade and valuation of artworks. The lectures and presentations explore art as a financial tool and investment to familiarize you with the process of valuation, including appraisal and insurance practices. Art Law, Auction Business, and Collection Management: The winter term examines the legal and ethical issues of the art business and provides a detailed understanding of art auction and collection management practices. Lectures cover such topics as artist-dealer relations, intellectual property and copyright infringement, art crime, restitution and cultural heritage law. This term also offers a comprehensive overview of the auction business and of how art collections are built, maintained, and preserved. Professional Practices in the Global Contemporary Art World: The spring term introduces you to diverse areas and professional fields of contemporary art by providing an in-depth study of topics that include emerging markets and curatorial practices; the management of contemporary art galleries, residency programs and not-for-profit organizations; the practice of art writing and market reportage, as well as the current state of e-commerce and online sales in the art world. – 2 credits per term (6 credits total) [ 20 ]


M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market field trip to Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art – Berlin.

Modern and Contemporary Art Survey I, II, III The goal of the course is to introduce you to major movements, artists and canonical works of art from 1850 to the present in order to develop or enhance a strong base of knowledge prior to entering a professional career in the art world. This lecture series is organized chronologically and runs through the entire academic year. While the fall and winter terms primarily survey the production of modern art in Europe and the United States, the spring term addresses contemporary art in an expanded global context. The course is team-taught by Christie’s Education faculty and scholars from other institutions including universities and major museums. Visits to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art are an integral part of the curriculum. From Realism to Cubism: The fall term begins with the rise of Realism in Paris in the mid-nineteenth century and continues with French Impressionism and simultaneous developments in the United States, England and Germany. The term concludes with German Expressionism and the invention of Cubism. [ 21 ]

From the Historical Avant-Garde to the Birth of Pop Art in Europe: The winter term picks up with the study of major movements in the early twentieth century, including Russian Constructivism and Suprematism, De Stijl and Italian Futurism, and continues with artistic developments in Europe, the United States and Latin America until the period immediately after World War II. From Pop Art to Global Contemporary Art: Beginning with American Pop Art, the spring term investigates artistic strategies of the 1960s and 70s including Minimalism and Conceptual art, video and installation, before turning to contemporary art produced in a global context. – 2.5 credits per term (7.5 credits total)

Connoisseurship I, II, III This seminar develops essential connoisseurship skills through first-hand analysis of modern and contemporary art. Utilizing the Christie’s Education study collection, you will learn to identify and evaluate materials, techniques, and condition issues that pertain to different mediums. This knowledge is reinforced by frequent field studies throughout the city, where you engage with numerous art world professionals and examine art in various sites of production and display, including studios, foundries, workshops, galleries, museums, private collections, and conservation facilities. The seminar helps mold you into informed and responsible custodians of art objects you will likely encounter and handle in various professional roles and settings. Painting and Sculpture: The foundational fall term examines the materials and methods of painting, as well as the shifting modes of sculptural production during the modern era. Practical engagement with the study collection begins, including learning a range of evaluation techniques and condition reporting.

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Works on Paper: The winter term shifts focus to works on paper, a category that encompasses photography, printmaking, drawing, and collage. These varied processes are illuminated in the classroom and demonstrated during field studies. You produce additional condition reports and closely examine works on paper on assignment in museum study rooms. Contemporary Art in Unorthodox Media: Addressing the diversity of contemporary art production, the spring term examines objecthood in the age of dematerialization, ephemerality, and post-studio fabrication, among other issues. You will consolidate your knowledge and skills in order to review contemporary art exhibitions. A term-long project involves scouting and evaluating the work and promise of emerging artists. – 3 credits per term (9 credits total)


Art Market Studies I, II, III This course follows the chronology of the Modern and Contemporary Art Survey. Its goal is to familiarize you with the institutions and the key players, which have played an essential role in shaping the art market since the 1850s. The Art Market Studies course considers institutions such as auctions houses, galleries and museums as part of a complex ecosystem. The goal of the course is to equip you to navigate the global art world, understanding the reality of today by looking back at the history of the market for modern and contemporary art. You will learn to identify the trends in art markets since the late 1800s, and how the role of these various players has shifted over time. You will come to understand the development of the art market as an integrated global and transnational phenomenon. In this project-based course, you will develop your research skills by evaluating a wide range of primary and archival sources, focusing on the history of collecting, art dealing and the auction business. An integral part of the course is the weekly field studies to the exhibition galleries at Christie’s, where we engage directly with world-leading fine and decorative art specialists. This provides a unique insight into the inner workings of an auction house and important art market issues, such as valuation, authenticity and evolving global collecting patterns. In addition, sale walkthroughs provide a valuable opportunity to experience object-based learning. You will also participate in handling sessions to develop connoisseurship skills and expand your visual vocabulary. The direct access to specialists and artworks will expand your learning experience, allowing for close contact with artworks and networking opportunities with art professionals.

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The Birth of the Market for Modern Art, 1850– 1900: The fall term looks at the development of an independent market for modern art in Europe and the United States. You will learn about Paris at the end of the Salon system and London’s thriving Victorian pictures market, as well as the then-burgeoning art centers of Berlin, Munich and New York. You will investigate the mechanisms that allowed a new system to develop, such as the rise of a transnational gallery system and artist-run exhibition societies. Modernism and the Market, 1900–1960: The winter term looks at the development of the market for Modernism and the relationship of avant-garde culture to collectors and institutions. Focusing on the newly created museums in New York in the 1930s and specifically on the role played by the Museum of Modern Art in the domestication of modern art for a wider public, the course investigates how art dealers continued to play an essential role in the introduction of new art. It also considers the connection between art and politics during the troubled times of the 1930s and 1940s in Europe and the United States. This term charts the shift of the global art world from Paris to New York. The Art World Today, 1960 to the present: The spring term looks at the different players that make up the contemporary art world today. If we consider the global art world as a network of dependencies, the course maps the contemporary art ecosystem while understanding how it has developed historically since the mid-1850s. By the end of the term, you will be able to contextualize the evolving relationship between artists and dealers, and understand how the power of collectors and the emergence of the art fair and biennale phenomenon are essential markers of our times. – 3 credits per term (9 credits total)

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Master’s Thesis The thesis is the final independent project that allows you to select a topic in modern and contemporary art and use it as an opportunity to develop your own voice through researching and writing, utilizing approaches learned in coursework throughout the year. The thesis helps you meet your professional goals by demonstrating capability and an authoritative awareness in the field, showcasing writing skills and independent critical thought. Topics can incorporate connoisseurship, critical reception and issues in the history of the art market. Recent titles include: – – – – – – –

Andy Warhol: From Consumerism to Luxury Goods Mosqueteros: The Revaluation of Late Picasso Lady Pink: The Queen of New York Graffiti Cai Guo-Qiang: Gunpowder Drawings Disrupt This! Online Upstarts in the Art World Zao Wou-ki: Market Value and Essence Collecting the Uncollectible: How the Market Shaped the Ephemeral in Contemporary Art – Alchemy as Rhetoric: Matthew Barney’s Forged Dystopia – 3 credits


Above, M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market Programme Director, Dr. Julie Reiss, on a field trip to The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Work by Elizabeth Murray, Terrifying Terrain, 1989–90, © 2004 Elizabeth Murray

Opposite, photos of M.A. field trip to Berlin. Middle left, Emilio Vedova, Absurdes Berliner Tagebuch ´64, © Emilio Vedova Far left, Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, The Art Show, 1963-1977, © Nancy Reddin Kienholz.

Critical Perspectives I, II, III The goal of this three-part seminar is to provide a framework for interpreting art that will serve as a foundation for launching a career in the art world. Initial focus on methodologies is followed by an examination of recent critical perspectives. Assignments are geared to developing research strategies, persuasive writing and presentation skills. You will read and discuss primary and secondary texts and learn to locate and evaluate print and electronic resources. The fall term surveys transformative moments in the evolution of art history to examine its interdisciplinary nature. Readings reflect successive approaches, examining how interpretation changes over time. In the winter term, you will perform primary research in critical reception and analyze discourses on major works of modern art. Critical perspectives relevant to contemporary art are studied in preparation for spring term study. Thesis Proposal Workshop: In the spring term, you will work closely with a faculty advisor to develop a detailed thesis proposal in preparation for the sustained independent research and writing you will undertake over the summer. – 3 credits per fall and winter terms, 1.5 credits per spring term (7.5 credits total) [ 25 ]

Master’s students have full-time internships for 45 days in September, October and November after the completion of their coursework. Our students secure internships in a wide range of sites including Christie’s auction house, commercial galleries, notfor-profit art institutions and art advisories. The 45-day internships are vital in providing access and networks and supplement the training received through your coursework. We also select one qualified student each year to intern with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. – 2 credits

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Professional Development Workshop Series Christie’s Education is committed to helping our students develop the professional skills needed to launch and build successful careers upon graduation in today’s art world.


he Professional Development Workshop Series helps you identify, map and acquire the transferable skills needed in today’s market. It focuses on developing the following skills: personal development, career preparation, communication and network skills. Scheduled throughout the academic year, the workshops provide you with a cohesive and practical series centered around professional and personal development. Focused on highlighting career opportunities across the public and commercial art world, professional development is an integral part of our courses. We invite art world professionals, many of whom have been through our programs, to meet our current students, who have the opportunity to: – – – – –

Speak and connect with our global alumni community Network with professionals throughout the art world Discuss and identify career goals Learn strategies for furthering a career in the art world Apply for internships and employment opportunities

The hands-on training learned in the classroom, along with the practical skills gained during the professional development workshops, help you acquire real-world experiences and skills needed in today’s job market. Christie’s Human Resources department works closely with us to highlight the opportunities available within the company. Our students benefit from the network of Christie’s offices worldwide where opportunities can be found for internships and work experience. [ 26 ]

“As part of the master’s program at Christie’s Education, I completed my internship with the Rockefeller Office, a team specifically assembled for the auction of the Peggy and David Rockefeller Collection at Christie’s. I was placed within the Private and Iconic Collections department, which was responsible for overseeing the Rockefeller’s decorative arts property. This experience allowed me to witness first-hand the multi-faceted decisions and various efforts that contribute towards a successful sale at an auction house.”

Emily Wilson – Junior Cataloguer, Impressionist and Modern Art department, Bonhams, New York (M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, 2017).

Emily Wilson

CONTACT Suzanne Julig Career Services Officer +1 212 355 1501 Visit

Learning Resources Our students and alumni have access to the on-site Library and a broad range of electronic resources. Christie’s Education is within easy reach of the key art research libraries, such as the New York Public Library and the local museum libraries.

LIBRARY The Christie’s Education Library consists of approximately 7,000 books and exhibition catalogues, sale catalogues and journals. Our library is an excellent resource that we are pleased to be able to offer to our students and alumni. The librarian is available to assist with reference queries during library opening hours. Students at Christie’s Education also have remote access to a broad range of electronic resources such as JSTOR, Proquest E-Books, EBSCO Art Source and ArtNet. Through our affiliation with the auction house, we have privileged access to Christie’s inhouse sales database Lotfinder and resources such as Artifax Press digital catalogue raisonnés and AskArt.

WRITING CENTER Christie’s Education, New York offers a Writing Center as a resource to support our students’ development as writers. The Writing Center is open to all students and we encourage everyone to utilize it. Students with an art history background as well as those coming into our programs from other professional or academic fields benefit from the expertise of an in-house writing teacher. Individual sessions are available to those who wish to have support on specific assignments.

IT FACILITIES Desktop PCs, WiFi access and Canon Multifunctional devices with color printing and scan to USB are available.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Our students have orientations on the resources available at New York art libraries such as the Thomas Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Art Reference Library, the New York Public Library and the libraries of the Museum of Modern Art.

Dr. Ágnes Berecz, Associate Professor on a field trip to H Queen’s, Hong Kong.

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How to Apply Christie’s Education, New York welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We seek students of diverse backgrounds, interests, ages and life experience. CONTACT



Hilary Smith AVP, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions +1 212 938 0743

Applicants will be admitted who have submitted completed applications and all supporting documentation, as outlined in the admissions requirements, and who have, in the judgment of Christie’s Education, New York, demonstrated the necessary background and qualifications for the successful completion of the program. Successful candidates will receive an acceptance letter and be required to secure their place in a program by paying a tuition deposit within a predetermined time. All materials must be sent in hard copy to the following address: Christie’s Education Admissions Committee 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10020

The Admissions Committee reviews complete applications only and invites selected candidates for an interview that is mandatory for admission to an M.A. program. These interviews are by invitation only.

Applications are accepted beginning in the fall for the following academic year. There is a priority deadline of January 17, 2020. However, applications will be accepted after that date until the programs are full. Please visit the website for application forms and updated admissions procedures at


– Top left, Neo Rauch, Der Wächter, 2018, © 2019 Neo Rauch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG BildKunst, Bonn. Bottom right, Neo Rauch, Sog, 2018, © 2019 Neo Rauch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.

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Completed application form Non-refundable application fee of $95 Résumé Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent international degree Official transcripts in sealed envelopes from all post-secondary institutions attended. All transcripts, diplomas or academic records must be official documents issued by the college or university and provided in the original language. Transcripts in other languages must be accompanied by English translations certified by official translation professionals or agencies Applicants who attended university outside of the U.S. must submit an equivalency report from World Education Services ( Essay statement, 2–3 pages on why you are interested in the program Official GRE score report (optional) Official TOEFL scores report if applicable Two letters of academic or professional recommendation from writers who know the applicant’s abilities well. Letters should be sent in hard copy on letterhead with original signatures and be accompanied by the letter of recommendation form Personal interview (by invitation only). Invitations will be sent once all application materials have been submitted

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VISITING CHRISTIE’S EDUCATION We encourage prospective students to learn more about Christie’s Education and welcome participation in open houses, information sessions, university visits or individual meetings. For further information visit: Alternatively, contact Hilary Smith, Associate Director of Recruitment and Admissions, directly to book an individual appointment. Prospective students and applicants are welcome to arrange a tour or sit in on a class. To visit Christie’s Education, New York before or during the application process, please schedule an appointment by emailing Hilary.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES Christie’s Education welcomes international applicants and is authorized to issue a Certificate of Eligibility for Non-Immigrant (F-1) Students, or I–20, to international students who are accepted to the master’s programs and meet the required financial guidelines.

TOEFL AND GRE EXAMS Applicants to the master’s programs must be proficient in English. Applicants whose native language is not English or who are graduates of non-English speaking colleges and universities must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is optional. Students are encouraged to submit GRE scores if they believe the scores are an accurate representation of their academic ability. The TOEFL and GRE test takers must have their scores forwarded to Christie’s Education by Education Testing Services (ETS) which administers these exams. They must enter the Christie’s Education code 9394 on the TOEFL and GRE Score Report Request Form. For information on these exams, visit


Tuition and Fees 2020–2021 Tuition and fees cover most educational and administrative expenses, including but not limited to orientation programs, out-of-town field trips, cultural institutional visits, admittance to selected museums nationwide (most major New York City museums) and access to artwork in the Christie’s Education Study Collection.


he library and media fee includes but is not limited to access to electronic research resources, computer work stations, internet access, subscriptions to major art and art-related periodicals and a comprehensive collection of auction catalogues. The student registration and services fee includes term registration, administrative costs while students are completing their coursework and lifetime membership to the Christie’s Education Alumni Association. [ 30 ]

Photo of M.A. field trip to the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Installation view of Renate Bertlmann, Discordo Ergo Sum, © Renate Bertlmann Design: Wais.

TUITION SCHEDULE 2020–2021 M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market Tuition Deposit $1,000 Due one month after acceptance – Fall Term Tuition Payment $20,681 Library and Media Fee $635 Student Registration and Services Fee $785 F-1 International Student Services Fee $95 Due August 10, 2020 – Winter Term Tuition Payment $21,681 Due December 3, 2020 – Spring Term Tuition Payment $19,272 Due March 4, 2021 – Fall Term 2 Tuition Payment $8,030 Due August 10, 2021 – Total program is 44 credits $1,606 per credit

TUITION SCHEDULE 2020–2021 M.A. Art, Law and Business Tuition Deposit $1,000 Due one month after acceptance – Fall Term Tuition Payment $20,396 Library and Media Fee $635 Student Registration and Services Fee $785 F-1 International Student Services Fee $95 Due August 10, 2020 – Winter Term Tuition Payment $19,613 Due December 3, 2020 – Spring Term Tuition Payment $21,396 Due March 4, 2021 – Fall Term 2 Tuition Payment $8,915 Due August 10, 2021 – Total program is 40 credits $1,783 per credit [ 31 ]


Payment Methods and Financial Assistance The cost of living is hard to predict for each individual, but below are estimates for the duration of full-time graduate study that might be helpful when considering your financial plans for your time at Christie’s Education, New York. M.A. Programs Estimated Cost of Attendance Tuition and Fees

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PAYMENT METHODS Tuition deposits can be made by check or bank transfer. All other payments can be made by check, credit card or bank transfer. Checks should be made out to ‘Christie’s Education’ and sent to: Christie’s Education 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor New York, NY 10020 Payments made by bank transfer should be sent to: Christie’s Education JPMorgan Chase Bank New York, NY Account #: 134642996 ABA/Routing #: 021000021 SWIFT Code: CHASUS33

Opposite, Neo Rauch, Luz, 2018, © 2019 Neo Rauch / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn.



For the most up-to-date status on financial aid availability contact: Christie’s Education, New York offers financial assistance to admitted students through a limited number of Scholarships and Graduate Assistantships. These are available to students who have been accepted on to a master’s program, submitted their completed scholarship and assistantships application, met the GPA requirement and paid their tuition deposits.

Post 9/11 GI Bill Christie’s Education is approved for the training of U.S. veterans and their eligible dependents in accordance with the Provisions of Section 3675, Title 38, US Code. Applicants’ eligibility will be determined by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Please visit for more information. At the time of publication Veteran’s Assistance was only available to those enrolled in the M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market. For updates on availability please contact admissions staff.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION In order to apply for Federal Aid, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA should be filed early each year, prior to fall enrollment. Graduate students who are admitted will be notified of their eligibility for financial aid once Christie’s Education receives their application information. This aid will be awarded across fall, winter and spring semesters. Questions regarding tuition payments should be directed to: Margaret Conklin VP, Director of Business Affairs and Student Services +1 212 355 1501 (ext. 3302) For more information on interest rates and how to apply contact: The Office of Financial Aid +1 212 355 1501

FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOANS Graduate Students may apply for a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan of up to $20,500 per academic year. The cumulative loan limit is $138,500 for graduate or professional students. Eligible students must (1) be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents, (2) enroll at least half-time per semester, (3) be matriculated and (4) make satisfactory academic progress. The borrower is responsible for interest that accrues while enrolled in school. Repayment can be deferred until graduation or withdrawal.

GRADUATE FEDERAL DIRECT PLUS LOAN Eligible graduate students whose full cost of attendance is not covered by the Direct Unsubsidized Loans may apply for the Graduate Direct PLUS loan, but the Direct Stafford loan must be utilized before applying for the PLUS loan. Students may apply for up to the full cost of attendance minus any financial aid. The loan is subject to credit approval and is not guaranteed. The borrower is responsible for interest that accrues while enrolled in school. Repayment can be deferred until graduation or withdrawal.

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SCHOLARSHIPS Christie’s Education, New York offers two types of scholarships: The Christie’s Education Faculty Scholarship This scholarship is awarded to several M.A. students each academic year. Students can be awarded up to $10,000 in the form of a tuition remission. The Christie’s Education Trust Scholarship The Trust is a registered charity founded by Christie’s Education, London in 1986. The Christie’s Education Trust Scholarship is awarded to one student in each master’s program per year. The Trust offers support to students from all over the world to study at Christie’s Education, New York through scholarships ranging from $6,500-$8,500. Trust scholars act as positive ambassadors of Christie’s Education and Christie’s Education Trust, supporting and promoting its goals through continued communication as a student and alumni. Scholarships are available to students regardless of citizenship. There are no scholarships available for Certificate, Part-Time or Short Courses at Christie’s Education at either campus. Please apply for scholarships at the same time that you apply to the program.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS Each year, graduate assistantship positions will be awarded to one to three exceptional M.A. candidates. Each graduate assistant will receive a stipend ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 that will be paid in three installments, one after the end of each of three terms. The positions are renewable each term based on the assistant’s performance. A 3.3 GPA must be maintained to keep the award. Work will entail both administrative tasks and academic research. Information on financial aid options available to M.A. students can be found at: All inquiries regarding Federal Student Aid should be directed to:


Graduate Outcomes Many of our alumni have gone on to become leading figures in the art world as curators, art historians, dealers, auction house specialists, professional advisors, and journalists. In addition, some of our alumni have established their own businesses, including art consulting firms and galleries.

WHERE DO OUR GRADUATES WORK? Acquavella Gallery New York Andrew Mellon Foundation New York Aran Cravey Gallery Los Angeles Arario Gallery Seoul Art & Auktionen KG Munich

Asia Art Archive Hong Kong

EFA Project Space New York

Lehmann Maupin Gallery New York

Bonhams Los Angeles, New York

FLAG Art Foundation New York

Michael Werner Gallery New York

Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn

FITZ & CO New York

MoMA PS1 New York

Casey Kaplan Gallery New York

Gagosian Gallery Hong Kong, New York

Mnuchin Gallery New York

Center for Curatorial Leadership New York

Gallery Hyundai South Korea

Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean (MUDAM) Luxembourg

Chambers Fine Art New York

Art Money New York

Christie’s New York, London, Shanghai

Art New England Magazine Boston

Columbia University New York

Artsy New York Artists Rights Society New York Artnet Worldwide New York ArtViatic Paris

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Garis & Hahn Los Angeles Gurr Johns Inc. New York Heritage Auctions Dallas

Museum of Arts and Design New York New Museum New York OCT Contemporary Art Terminal (OCAT) Shenzhen

Cristin Tierney Gallery New York

Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné New York

David Zwirner Gallery New York, Hong Kong

Kasmin Gallery New York

Richard L. Feigen & Co. New York

Design Miami New York, Miami

Kavachnina Contemporary Miami

Richard Taittinger Gallery New York

Doyle New York

Kim Heirston Art Advisory New York

Robert Mann Gallery New York

OPENART Advisory New York

Of those that completed a master’s program in 2017–18, 84% were employed within six months of graduation. Advisory, Collection Management and Appraisals

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Galleries and Art E-commerce



SCHEUBLEIN Art & Auktionen KGN Munich

Account Manager Analyst Appraisals Assistant Art Consultant Art Fair Coordinator Art Handler Art Wealth Manager Artist Liaison Arts Collection Curator Associate Advisory Manager Associate Archivist Auction House Specialist Auctioneer and Valuer Auctions Assistant AVP Account Manager Business Intelligence Analyst Buyer Cataloguer Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Chief Operations Officer Client Relations Coordinator Client Services Representative

Sharjah Art Foundation UAE Skarstedt Gallery New York Spot Contemporary Art Projects Istanbul Sotheby’s New York, Paris Stavanger Kunstmuseum Norway Tate London The Armory Show New York The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York Voltz Clarke Gallery New York

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Other Employment



Saatchi Art New York

Exhibitions and Art Fairs

Collections Assistant Consignment Manager Administrator Corporate Relations Manager Development Officer Director of Business Development Director of Client Services Director of Individual Giving Docent eCommerce Sale Coordinator Editorial Associate Estate Agent Estate Liquidator Exhibitions and Programs Manager Fine Art Loan Officer Fine Art Specialist Freelance Writer Gallery Manager Head of Client Strategy Junior Appraiser Marketing Manager Policy Processing Fine Art Specialist Project Manager Public Programming Manager Publications Manager

Purchasing and Inventory Manager Registrar Research and Archives Associate Researcher Senior Account Manager Senior Art Fair Manager Shipping and Logistics Manager Shipping Coordinator VP of Operations

CONTACT Suzanne Julig Career Services Officer +1 212 355 1501 – Visit


Alumni Association The mission of Christie’s Education Alumni Association is to promote engagement from its former students wherever they are in the world and create opportunities to remain connected with Christie’s Education and one another.

CHRISTIE’S EDUCATION ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Christie’s Education has an active Alumni Association. All alumni are automatically given membership to the Alumni Association upon graduation and retain their Christie’s Education library access. As Christie’s Education alumni, you will have access to the Alumni Portal, a secure web based interface where you can find out about exclusive events and job opportunities within the art world.


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Access to art and networking events Access to our bespoke Alumni Portal Monthly newsletters Invitations to events, which include: –– Private views –– Gallery openings –– Alumni reunions Specialist talks Lectures given by academic staff Professional development support Networking opportunities Exclusive job postings Discounted short course offers Continued access to the Christie’s Education Learning Resource Center

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ALUMNI ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR CONTEMPORARY CONNOISSEURSHIP Neil Maitlind received the 2018 Alumni Association Award for Contemporary Connoisseurship, which recognizes exceptional analysis and advocacy of an emerging artist’s work. Developed as part of the Connoisseurship seminar of the M.A in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Art Market program, the emerging artist presentations are ultimately juried by an expert panel of Christie’s Education alumni. Neil’s winning presentation examined the work of artist Brie Ruais, who creates large-scale ceramic sculptures by manipulating masses of clay that equal the weight of her body and record her physical gestures. While completing his degree, Neil interned in the Post-War and Contemporary Art department at Christie’s in New York. He later returned to his home in London to pursue opportunities in the commercial art world.

Brie Ruais, Coming Back Around, 132 lbs, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.

“My current role involves overseeing all aspects of buying and selling art from end-to-end. I work with individual and corporate clients to assist with purchases, bidding at auction, negotiating with dealers, and touring art fairs, in addition to selling through auction or privately. I typically assist with creating proposals, authenticating works, arranging logistics, overseeing conservation and coordinating installation. One of my favorite aspects of the program was the specificity of the courses we took. Each and every class was geared towards learning how to directly apply themes taught in the classroom to the real world. The Art Law courses were especially interesting and practical, and having three terms with impressive professionals exponentially increased my understanding of complex legal concepts.”

“In my current role I am responsible for client appraisals, sourcing property for various sales, and managing client relationships. As a cataloguer, I research and inspect each lot in our Evening Sale, from measuring the works to piecing together their provenance and history, as well as working with various experts and conservators in order to ensure the work is presented at its best. Christie’s Education acted as a stepping stone into the art world, particularly for the New York art scene and the major players involved – many of whom came to speak at our seminars. Our alumni network is also a great resource, and lots of my Christie’s Education classmates work with me at Christie’s.”

Bronwyn Shortly Associate Advisory Manager, Winston Art Group, New York (M.A. Art, Law and Business, 2017)

Kathryn Widing Associate Specialist, Co-Head of Mid-Season and Online Sales, Post-War and Contemporary Art Christie’s, New York (M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, 2013)

“The program helped me to understand the structure of the art market, in particular how art galleries (especially emerging art galleries) and dealer systems work. On a professional level, I gained experience dealing with colleagues and clients. I learned to look at art in a critical way, how to analyse it and how to see it from new perspectives. I also learned about curatorial work. I loved the fact that we were immersed in the art world, both practical and theoretical parts. I really loved the Modern Art Survey and Connoisseurship sections, as I love art history and the hands-on approach that Christie’s Education offers.”

“I would definitely not be where I am now without the help of Christie’s Education, New York. I was expecting a rigorous, in-depth look at the art world, but I wasn’t expecting the breadth of art history that we were taught in such a short amount of time. Christie’s Education gave me knowledge that allows me to be secure in my opinions, and the ability to express those opinions coherently to others. I was very impressed by the practicality of the integrated curriculum. The course brings you out of the classroom and into the art world to experience first-hand all of the different systems, players, objects, and categories of art.”

Renée Farina International Selection Committee Member, Biennale di Firenze (M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, 2013)

Joey Quigley Associate Vice President, Account Manager, Estates, Appraisals and Valuations, Christie’s, New York (M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, 2015)

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Art World Professional Advisory Group Delivering insights on employability across all sectors of the art world to benefit Christie’s Education programs and the professional development of our students. The members of the Art World Professional Advisory Group represent galleries, museums, fairs, not-for-profit and art advisory as well as many other areas of the art world. Their considerable expertise, experience, and networks enable Christie’s Education to closely track employability trends and ensure our students are fully equipped for employment in today’s art market.

Bernadine Bröcker Bernadine Bröcker is CEO and Co-Founder of Vastari Group, an online platform securely connecting private collectors of art, exhibition producers, venues and museums for exhibition loans and tours. She was a founding member of the team at Trinity House gallery on Maddox Street in London and has worked at Traffic Creative Management and Ralph Appelbaum Associates New York. Bernadine is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market and the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. She holds a Master’s degree in History of Art and Art World Practice from Christie’s Education/ The University of Glasgow and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York. Philip Dodd Philip Dodd was named one of the most important global thinkers of 2016 by China Business News and one of the 100 top art innovators by Art and Auction. Philip is a former Director of London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. He is an author, curator, film producer, award-winning BBC broadcaster, and founder of the Global Private Museum Network. While at the ICA, he staged exhibitions of British contemporary art in Shanghai and Beijing, staged the first exhibition of contemporary Chinese art in London, and brokered the initial deal that has taken the V&A Museum to China. Philip has curated shows with artists and architects such as Yoko Ono, Eduardo Paolozzi and Rem Koolhaas, and has been Visiting Professor at King’s College London and University of the Arts. He has written many books and catalogue essays. Andrew Ellis Andrew Ellis is the Director of Art UK, a position he has held since 2003. The position has responsibility for the overall strategic planning and direction of the organization. Previously, Andrew worked at investment bank Robert Fleming (subsequently part of JP Morgan Chase), working in London and Tokyo, reaching the level of Managing Director. He is a trustee of the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association. Touria El Glaoui Touria El Glaoui was listed amongst the 100 most powerful women in Africa by Forbes; amongst the 50 most powerful women in Africa by Jeune Afrique in 2015; and the 100 most influential Africans in business by New African in 2013. She is the Founding Director of leading international art fair, 1–54 Contemporary African Art Fair, which takes place biannually in London and New York. [ 38 ]

Born and raised in Morocco, Touria completed her education in New York before beginning a career in the banking industry as a wealth management consultant. After ten years she relocated to London, where she initiated 1–54 in 2013. Parallel to her career, Touria has organized and co-curated exhibitions of her father’s work, Moroccan artist Hassan El Glaoui, in London and Morocco. She has spoken widely and chaired numerous discussions on contemporary African art and women in leadership at international organizations. Christopher Gaillard Christopher Gaillard is Deputy Chairman of Gurr Johns, Inc., New York. He is the chief advisor and appraiser for the firm, specializing in postwar and contemporary art. Christopher advises private clients on acquiring and deaccessioning works of fine and decorative art and provides appraisals for all purposes, including estate tax, charitable donation and family division. As part of his appraisal practice, he is regularly called to provide expert witness testimony in U.S. courts. Before joining Gurr Johns, Christopher was Vice President and Director of Contemporary Prints at Sotheby’s, where he actively solicited consignments for semiannual print auctions and provided appraisals. He is also an auctioneer, and while at Sotheby’s, he presided over the auctions of the Collection of David Whitney, property from the Raymond and Patsy Nasher Collection, the collection of Barry Friedman. From 1993 – 1999, Christopher served as Vice President of the Print Department at Christie’s, where he was a specialist in Old Master and Modern prints, securing consignments and providing appraisals. He is currently a member of the advisory board of the International Print Center of New York and was a member of the Board Momenta Art from 2001 – 2010. Christopher received his Bachelor of Art in Art History from Colby College in 1990. Philip Hoffman Philip Hoffman is Founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group. In 2004 he launched The Fine Art Fund, the first investment fund of its type to invest in art. Since then he has developed the business into a marketleading art and finance house offering three main services: art advisory, art finance, and art investment. Prior to this Philip spent 12 years working for Christie’s, where he had become the youngest member of the Management Board at 33, and later served as the Deputy CEO of Europe. He is regularly asked to comment on the art market by the international press and has spoken at global conferences as a guest lecturer.

Sara Kay With over 20 years of experience and a diverse background that includes conservation, museum, auction, gallery and not-for-profit, Sara Kay founded her eponymous gallery in 2017. Prior to this Sara was Director at White Cube Gallery in London. She also served as Director of the Fine Art Department at the Jan Krugier Gallery, which was the exclusive agent for work by Pablo Picasso from the Marina Picasso Estate, as well as a leader in nineteenth and twentiethcentury painting, drawing and sculpture. Previously, Sara served as a Specialist in Old Master Drawings at Christie’s auction house, leading the New York department. Sara is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts, a nationally recognized 501(c) (3) that champions professionalism and the advancement of women in the business of fine art. In 2015, Sara was awarded Parmigiani Fleurier’s Women of Exception prize for her professional distinctions and philanthropy.

Jennifer Roberts Jennifer Roberts is the Chief Executive Officer of Design Miami/, the global forum for design, whose fairs occur alongside Art Basel in Miami and Basel, Switzerland, each year. Prior to this, Jennifer was the executive director of the Salon Art + Design fair, where she launched the inaugural fair and oversaw various aspects of the exhibition, including gallery collections, marketing, public relations, and sponsorship. Jennifer was also the founding publisher of MODERN magazine, an international design quarterly. She is also an active co-proprietor of the Woodstock Music and Art Festival trademarks. She is a member of the Cultural Diplomacy Leadership Council of the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy and a member of the mayor’s council for the city of Miami Beach. Jennifer earned her BA in Art History at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, New York, and completed the postgraduate program at Christie’s Education, London.

Marion Maneker Marion Maneker is the President and Editorial Director of ARTnews Media LLC. He founded the online publication Art Market Monitor in 2008 and recently sold it to Penske Media Corporation. Art Market Monitor joins Art in America and ARTnews as part of ARTnews Media, a division of Penske Media Corporation. Marion also produces the Artelligence podcast and runs the AMM Fantasy Collecting Game. He has been a frequent commentator on the art market on National Public Radio and CNBC. Prior to this, Marion was the publisher of HarperCollins’s business books imprints from 2002 to 2007. He also served as an editor at Simon & Schuster, and his writing has appeared in New York Magazine, the New York Sun and Slate.

Michael Reid Michael Reid is one of the leading art dealers in Australia, advising private clients on the formation of their art collections with the aid of decades of experience in the sector. Michael’s cultural commentary, sought across television, print and social media affirm his role as an ambassador for Australian art. Michael received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OMA) in 2016 for his services to the arts.

Tonya Nelson Tonya Nelson has been leading arts and cultural organizations in the UK since graduating from Christie’s Education. She was recently appointed to be the first Director of Arts Technology and Innovation at Arts Council England. Prior to this, she was Director of Museums and Cultural Programmes at University College London (UCL). Tonya sits on the Board of Trustees of The National Gallery and is Chair of Bomb Factory Art Foundation and International Council of Museums (UK). Before entering the cultural sector, she was a corporate lawyer and management consultant in Washington, DC. Pilar Ordovas Pilar Ordovas founded her eponymous gallery, dealing in the best of twentieth century and contemporary art with a museum-quality exhibition programme, in 2011. Grounded in over 20 years of specialist experience, the gallery has organized exhibitions in conjunction with a number of leading institutions, including The Courtauld and Dulwich Picture Gallery in London, and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The gallery stages three exhibitions a year in London, and one each fall in New York, and has shown works by many of the world’s most important artists and sculptors, from Frank Auerbach and Francis Bacon to Frida Kahlo and Alberto Giacometti. Previously Pilar worked for 13 years at Christie’s, where she was International Director and Deputy Chairman, Post-War and Contemporary Art in Europe, and two years as a Director of Gagosian Gallery in London.

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Graham Southern Graham Southern is an English art dealer and gallery owner. In 1998, he was the Founding Director of Christie’s (London) Post-War and Contemporary Art Department, which he ran until 2001, leaving to become a Director of Anthony d’Offay. In 2002, he founded Haunch of Venison with Harry Blain. In 2010, they founded Blain|Southern which moved to its current gallery space at 4 Hanover Square in 2012, with a second gallery in Berlin. Graham is an Executive Committee Member of the Society of London Art Dealers. He has been a trustee of Art UK since 2009 and Chair of the Assessment Board of the Royal Drawing School since 2015. Samantha Gilbert Samantha Gilbert is a leader in the field of talent and organizational development, having led human resources within renowned organizations for more than 25 years. Samantha serves as an organizational and leadership coach, advising senior leaders on effective leadership and management skills, talent development and organizational culture. She served as Vice President, Talent and Human Resources at the Ford Foundation, one of the world’s largest and oldest global philanthropic organizations. She held similar international leadership roles at the Rockefeller Foundation and Christie’s International. Samantha serves on the board of directors of Cool Culture (Chair elect effective January 2020), a not-for-profit organization that works to ensure that New York City’s most under-served families have access to arts and culture to increase learning and opportunities. She studied behavioral sciences and fine art and holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a specialization in arts administration from New York University. Samantha also holds a certification in organizational and executive coaching from New York University.


Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art This part-time certificate program combines academic study of modern and contemporary art with wide-ranging exposure to the vibrant New York art world.

Above, work by Jackson Pollock, Pasiphaë, 1943, © 2019 The PollockKrasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


he Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art is flexible – you may enroll in a single term or in the full nine-month program. Our certificate students attend the Modern and Contemporary Art Survey, which meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday morning. This three-term course chronologically surveys art from 1850 to the present. They also attend a certificate seminar one afternoon per week. Led by a Christie’s Education instructor, this intimate session involves some time in the classroom, but mostly entails guided field studies to art-related sites in and around New York. We visit artists’ studios, galleries, museums and private collections, among other venues.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS Applicants may apply by term or for the whole certificate. Only those who complete all three terms will earn the certificate. – Completed application form – Non-refundable application fee of $35 – Essay statement, 2–3 pages on why you are interested in the program – While no formal interview is required, prospective students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Director before they apply The Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art is a non-credit bearing program.

DATES Fall Term Sep 11 – Nov 9, 2019 – Winter Term Jan 7 – Mar 15, 2020 – Spring Term Apr 8 – Jun 7, 2020 – Fees $1,000 non-refundable deposit $19,072 full certificate or $6,691 per term – Library and Media Fee $635 – Student Registration and Services Fee $785 – Visit

Louise Bourgeois, Maman, 1999, © 2019 The Easton Foundation / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Crystal Bridges, Museum of American Art.

“I found the certificate program’s academic curriculum to be rigorous and inspiring. Lectures given by experts in their fields helped me approach the study of modern and contemporary art from various perspectives. I also valued field trips to cultural institutions that brought classroom lessons to life in visceral and exciting ways. The Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education answered many of my professional and personal goals.” Kathryn T. Farley, Ph.D.

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Art Business Certificate This certificate program is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of all aspects of business in today’s art world and introduces you to professionals working in the field.


or those wishing to gain in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the global art business, the Art Business Certificate in New York is our most comprehensive and intensive program. The lectures provide access to up-to-date market information and analytical methods, and are enhanced through networking opportunities with esteemed working professionals. The course is delivered by modules designed to complement one another to give an overall picture of the industry. The sessions are presented by carefully selected specialists including advisors, auctioneers, curators, dealers, economists, historians, lawyers, insurers and appraisers. The full program consists of five modules: each made up of five evening sessions, meeting once a week on Wednesdays. Sessions are delivered by leaders in the field and will provide insights into particular areas of the art world. At the end of each session, questions and further discussion are invited from the student body. There will also be career advancement workshops to help with personalized development and a visit to an artist’s foundation, giving you the opportunity to experience contemporary artists within their working space. Christie’s hosts panel discussions and our Art Business Certificate students are invited to attend these exclusive events. Completion of all five modules results in the award of a certificate. The Art Business Certificate is a non-credit bearing program.

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DATES Full program September 11, 2019 – April 29, 2020 MODULE 1 Art and the Law Sept 11 – Oct 10, 2019 MODULE 2 Art and Economics Oct 16 – Nov 13, 2019 MODULE 3 Art and Valuation Jan 8 – Feb 5, 2020 MODULE 4 Auction Business Feb 12 – Mar 11, 2020 MODULE 5 The Art World Today Apr 1 – 29, 2020 – Time (Wednesday evenings) 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Fees $15,000 full certificate or $3,000 per module – Visit

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Other Study Opportunities Personalized Learning Programs

Online Courses

Christie’s Education offers personalized learning for individuals as well as bespoke programs uniquely designed for organisations that provide unparalleled access to our art world knowledge and expertise. Whether you are interested in a particular subject, sale, artist, art movement, or would like to visit museums and galleries with the guidance of an experienced and friendly specialist, our personalized courses are tailored to your unique interests. As part of our offer, we design and create bespoke programs for organisations to provide professional development opportunities for staff and unique experiences for clients. As each bespoke offering is tailored to your individual needs, pricing will vary based on duration, location and specific option requirements. Please contact us for more information on fees and scheduling. – Contact Christie’s Education, New York +1 212 355 1501

Christie’s Education online courses offer the flexibility to learn about the art world from wherever you are based. Led by art industry professionals and academics, our courses give an exclusive insight into the art market. Courses include a variety of art history, design and luxury subjects, all from within an easy-to-use online learning platform. Each course includes unique opportunities to hear from prominent art market participants discussing their passions, visions and expertise. Courses are offered in English with selected courses also available in Chinese. Online courses are designed to act as introductory courses for those with a desire to learn about the specialist areas available in the art world. The knowledge acquired after completing the online courses can be built on by attending the on-site programs in our locations in London, New York and Hong Kong. – Contact Christie’s Education Online +44 207 752 3081

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Christie’s Education, London

Christie’s Education, Asia

Christie’s Education, London is located in the heart of the London art scene. We offer hands-on encounters with artworks at Christie’s auction house and access to art world professionals including academics, curators, dealers, gallerists, fair organizers and practitioners. Christie’s Education, London is an associated institution of the Open University, which validates all of the degree programs. The UK’s Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), 2018 report found: “The employability of Christie’s remains a key strength for the institution and is the focus for continued development. In 2017-18 their professional development programme continued to expand and develop, with students able to access a varied range of insights from art world industry professionals through panel discussions, networking skills workshops, a ‘speed-meeting’ style of careers night, plus off-site visits to art world employers.” All our master’s programs are designed in line with the concept of embedded employability, which is complemented by a rigorous professional development program. – Contact Christie’s Education, London +44 20 7665 4350

Christie’s Education Asia, with Hong Kong as its headquarters, offers short courses and bespoke programs to art enthusiasts, professionals, practitioners and collectors throughout the year. With rich resources from Christie’s, art institutions and universities, we complement our course lectures with market discussions, visits to artists’ studios, private collections, galleries, museums, and auction previews. Our programs cover extensive and diverse topics, from Asian contemporary art and Chinese works of art, to jewelry, art law, and art business, and are offered in both English and Chinese. Christie’s Education, Asia has successfully partnered with top business schools and universities, including the University of Hong Kong, China Europe International Business School, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business and Yale Center Beijing. These joint programs have been designed to help you navigate the art world, and have taken place in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and overseas. – Contact Christie’s Education, Asia +852 2978 6768

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All continuing education programs, including Personalized Learning and Online Courses are non-credit bearing.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke Academic Director Véronique Chagnon-Burke is an Associate Professor and Academic Director. She teaches the Art Market Studies and Mapping the Art World Courses. A specialist in the history of nineteenth century French landscape painting, her fields of expertise also include nineteenth century art criticism, the art market and the role of women in the art world. She received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, her M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and her Licence from the Université Paris-Sorbonne. She is also a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre in museum studies. She has taught a wide range of subjects at Queens College, Parsons School of Design, and Hunter College, among other institutions. Her museum and research positions have included work at the Museum of Modern Art and the College Art Association. She has also worked at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris. Research Interests: She has published on women art critics, the Parisian Salon and the art market in Paris. Since 2016, she has been focusing on organizing academic conferences which bring together art history and art market studies, Celebrating Female Agency in the Art took place in June 2018 and Women Art Dealers 1940-1990 in May 2019. She is founding member of the New York chapter of The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA).

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Dr. Marisa Kayyem Program Director, Continuing Education Marisa Kayyem received her B.A. from Vassar College and her Ph.D. from Columbia University, with a focus on American art and the history of photography. Kayyem is an Associate Professor at Christie’s Education, where she leads the continuing education offerings. She has taught at several institutions, including George Washington University, Columbia University, Rutgers University and the International Center of Photography before joining Christie’s Education. She has lectured on a variety of subjects including contemporary photographers, themes in contemporary art, and emerging photographic practices at a variety of museums and institutions. Her expertise also includes art business. Research Interests: She has lectured globally on such topics as ‘The Power of Today’s Collector’, ‘The Value of Contemporary Art’, and ‘The Auction House as a Business’.

“Christie’s Education is a great way to investigate the possibilities of what a career in the art world can offer (it’s a lot more than just auction houses or galleries). It will equip you with the skillset and the mindset to succeed.” Stephen Jones, Christie’s Education, New York alumnus and Associate Vice President, Senior Writer, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s, New York

Dr. Julie Reiss Program Director, M.A. Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market

Noah Kupferman Program Director, M.A. Art, Law and Business

Julie Reiss gained her B.A. from Reed College and an M.Phil and Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. While still in graduate school she was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Curatorial Fellowship by the Guggenheim Museum, and subsequently was Assistant Curator for Contemporary Art at the Jewish Museum, New York. Prior to joining the faculty at Christie’s Education, New York she taught courses on twentieth-century art at Hunter College and SUNY Purchase. Reiss is a regular lecturer on modern and contemporary art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Noah Kupferman received a B.A. from Oberlin College, an M.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, an advanced certification in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and an M.B.A. from New York University’s Stern School of Business. As a former banker, Kupferman also holds the Certified Financial Planner designation. His previous roles at Christie’s include Co-Head of the Chinese Works of Art Department in New York as well as Head of Christie’s Secured Art Finance. Prior to joining the faculty at Christie’s Education, Kupferman was the Managing Director at Shapiro Auctions – a boutique fine and decorative art auction house in New York City. Beginning his career at Sotheby’s as a Classical Chinese Paintings Specialist, Kupferman moved to the world of finance and banking where he spent 12 years as a corporate and private banker before re-joining the ranks of the art world.

Research Interests: A pioneering scholar in the field of installation art, Reiss is the author of From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation Art (MIT Press, 1999), as well as numerous essays and reviews. Her recent essays include ‘The Moving Image as seen at the End of the Mechanical Age’, published in Exhibiting the Moving Image (JRP Ringier, 2016), and ‘Terra Incognita: Exhibiting Ice in the Anthropocene’ in Stefano Cagol: Hyperobject (Fondazione Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Milan, 2019). Her anthology on artists’ responses to climate change, Art, Theory and Practice in the Anthropocene, was published by Vernon Press in 2018.

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Research Interests: Kupferman has been on faculty at New York University as well as Sotheby’s Institute of Art and has lectured at Brandeis University, Columbia University as well as Christie’s Education on the intersection between finance and fine art. He has commented on the art market for The New York Times, The Far Eastern Economic Review, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer, Art Info, Bloomberg and Art Market Monitor among others.

“Christie’s Education gives an insight into the art world that many other programs cannot. In my particular job, the connoisseurship skills learned both in class and during my internship at the auction house has helped greatly. I am confident about examining and researching a work of art from market analysis to condition. Christie’s Education also offered a network of people to connect with.” Gina Viggiano, Christie’s Education, New York alumna and Executive Assistant, Christie’s, New York

Dr. Ágnes Berecz Associate Professor

Dr. Matthew Nichols Associate Professor

Ágnes Berecz received her B.A. and M.A. from ELTE University in Budapest and completed her Ph.D. at Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). Berecz specializes in post-war and contemporary art with a particular focus on transnational modernism and the cultural politics of painting. Her writings have appeared in Art Journal, Art in America, Artmargins and the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin as well as in European and US exhibitions catalogues. She is also the author of Contemporary Hungarian Painting (2001), and is the New York correspondent of Műértő, a Budapest based art monthly. Berecz’s book 100 Years, 100 Artworks: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art was recently published by Prestel in 2019.

Matthew Nichols gained his B.A. at Vassar College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Upon joining Christie’s Education in 2004, he taught the Historiography and Methods of Art History seminar and launched the Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art. Since 2014 he has taught the Connoisseurship seminar while overseeing the growth and use of the study collection. Nichols has taught numerous art history courses at Rutgers, Pace University, and The New School, where he was an adjunct assistant professor for ten years. Since 2008 he was thrice appointed visiting critic in residence for the M.F.A. program at Montclair State University. His writing has frequently appeared in Art in America and numerous exhibition catalogs.

Research Interests: Berecz’s most recent work includes the two volume monographic study on, Simon Hantaï, and the essay, ‘Time to Knot’, published in the catalogue of Hantaï’s retrospective exhibition at the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris. She teaches at the Pratt Institute and lectures at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Research Interests: He is a specialist in modern and contemporary American art, with particular emphasis on representations of the modern urban environment.

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Karen Maguire Learning Resources Manager After a career in information technology with IBM Karen Maguire graduated from the University of Vermont with a B.A. in Art History and from the Palmer School of Information Science at Long Island University with an M.S.L.I.S. with a concentration in Rare Books and Special Collections. Before coming to Christie’s Education, New York she was a researcher and web designer for Vance Jorden Fine Art and managed a private collection in New York. Maguire is a member of the volunteer organization at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Art Libraries Society of North America and is an avid patron of New York’s galleries, museums and libraries.

XU ZHEN®, Evolution–South Wall of Mogao Cave No.172, Makonde Mask, 2018.

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Visiting Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty Visiting lecturers contribute lectures and presentations to the curriculum. Many of these are working professionals in the arts or hold permanent academic appointments at other higher education institutions. Among those who have recently participated in our programs are: Mitra Abbaspour Haskell Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum – Nathalie Anglè Founder and Executive Director, Residency Unlimited, Brooklyn – Laura Auricchio Dean, Fordham College, Lincoln Center – Patricia Berman Professor of Art, Wellesley College – Elizabeth Berkowitz Rockefeller Archive Center – John Cahill Cahill Partners, LLP – Claudia Calirman Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice – Sebastian Cwilich President and COO, Artsy – Fereshteh Daftari Independent Scholar and Curator – Kevin Dumouchelle Curator, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution – Michael Findlay Director, Acquavella Galleries; Author, The Value of Art – Deborah Goldberg Independent Art Historian – Amy Goldrich Attorney Cahill Partners, LLP – Elizabeth von Habsburg Managing Director, Winston Art Group, LLC – Eleanor Heartney Art Critic –

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Michel Heinrici Associate Director, Registrar for Collections, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – Anne Higonnet Ann Whitney Olin Professor, Barnard College – Suzanne Hudson Associate Professor, University of Southern California – Susan Hunter Associate Director, Appraisals, Winston Art Group NYC – Koji Inoue Global Private Sales and International Director, Christie’s Americas – Margaret Laster Special Consultant, Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick – Michael Lobel Professor of Art History, Hunter College – Brian Lukacher Professor of Art, Vassar College – Marion Maneker Art Market Monitor – Patricia Mainardi Retired Chair, Art History Dept, CUNY Graduate Center – Ara Merjian Associate Professor, New York University – Paul Messier Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale University – Rony More Founding Partner, ART/PLEASE – Marie-Kate O’Hare Art Advisor, Art Advisory and Finance, Citi Private Bank, New York – Sheri Pasquarella SLP Art Advisory –

Tash Perrin Senior Director Trusts Estates and Wealth Management Services, Christie’s Inc. – Zhijian Qian Assistant Professor, NYC Technical College – Sara Reisman Artistic Director, Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation – Sarah Richardson Director and Global Curator, Citi Collections of Art and Archives – Nica Gutman Rieppi Principal Investigator, Art Analysis and Research – Jane Mayo Roos Professor Emeritus, CUNY Graduate Center and Hunter College – Virginia Rutledge Attorney, Private Practice, New York – Robert Slifkin Associate Professor of Fine Arts, New York University – Ana Sokoloff Sokoloff & Associates, LLC – Paul Sternberger Associate Professor, Rutgers University – Hrag Vartanian Founder and editor-in-chief, Hyperallergic – Rashmi Viswanathan Independent Scholar – Rose-Carol Washton Long Professor Emeritus, CUNY Graduate Center – Midori Yoshimoto Associate Professor, New Jersey City University – Katja Zigerlig Vice President, Fine Art, Wine and Collectibles, Berkley One For an up-to-date list of adjunct faculty visit

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Policies and Information The following are the terms and conditions to the provisions of programs by Christie’s Education. Any application submitted for a program shall be deemed to be made pursuant to these conditions.



The M.A. degree is awarded to students who have successfully completed all credits with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and completed all other requirements for graduation including the successful and timely completion of the thesis or capstone project, depending on their program of study, internship and foreign language requirements*. Late completion of the thesis may jeopardize receipt of the degree. The language requirement entails reading competence in a foreign language which may be certified by the successful completion of two years of collegiate study of a given language (with a B or higher grade), or a translation exam given by Christie’s Education. The Academic Committee reserves the right to waive the foreign language requirement for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in a language other than English. Foreign language evaluations will be sent with acceptance materials to each student. No diploma or certificate will be issued and no services will be available to students who maintain an unpaid balance due to Christie’s Education. * Language requirement only pertains to students enrolled in the M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, not students enrolled in the M.A. in Art, Law and Business.

The academic year is preceded by a mandatory orientation week and each term concludes with a reading and exam week, including a final presentation. M.A. candidates’ language requirements* are to be completed within one year of beginning studies at Christie’s Education. Oral presentations on proposed thesis topics are scheduled at the conclusion of the third term. M.A. students are required to complete their full-time course work in three consecutive terms during one academic year. While we recommend that individuals enroll as fulltime students to best experience the curriculum at Christie’s Education, exceptions for part-time study can be made on a case-by-case basis for the M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market (parttime is not available for the M.A. in Art, Law and Business). Please contact the Academic Director if you require any further information on this option. * Language requirement only pertains to students enrolled in the M.A. in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market, not students enrolled in the M.A. in Art, Law and Business.

ACADEMIC STANDING All M.A. students are expected to maintain fulltime status. An M.A. student whose GPA falls below 3.0 will be placed on academic probation. Late completion of the thesis or internship can jeopardize receipt of the degree.

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WITHDRAWAL POLICY Students who are considering withdrawing from the Master of Arts program are encouraged to meet with the Academic Director in advance of making their decision. Those students who intend to officially withdraw from Christie’s Education should inform the Academic Director and Director of Business Affairs and Student Services in writing, outlining the reasons for their withdrawal and the last date of attendance in class. Upon notification, the student will be officially withdrawn from the Master of Arts program. The official withdrawal date listed in the student’s record will be the date the withdrawal notification was given to the Academic Director and Director of Business Affairs and Student Services. Students receiving federal financial aid who are considering withdrawing should refer to the ‘Return to Title IV’ policy outlined in this prospectus or in the student handbook. All students should refer to the official refund policy when withdrawing from the Master of Art programs.



Students who do not attend class for a period of 14 consecutive days and do not notify Christie’s Education of their intentions will be withdrawn from the Master’s program. The date of withdrawal for students who do not submit a notification of withdrawal letter will be the last known date of attendance. Christie’s Education will send notice of this withdrawal to the student in writing.

Students who intend to withdraw from Christie’s Education should advise the Academic Director and Director of Business Affairs and Student Services formally in writing. After the notification of withdrawal is submitted, students will promptly receive an official withdrawal letter from school. Those students who officially withdraw from the Christie’s Education Master of Arts program may be eligible for a refund of tuition. The date in which official notification is received by the institution determines the students’ refund. Refunds will be issued within 45 days of notification to the institution.

READMISSION AFTER A WITHDRAWAL There is no guarantee that students who withdraw from Christie’s Education will be readmitted. If students withdraw on good academic terms, their requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Academic Director. Those students who want to be considered for re-admittance following a withdrawal from the program must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for re-enrollment: a) The student left the program on good academic standing. If a student who was on academic warning or academic probation during their last term of study requests consideration for reenrollment, the request may be considered but the student would enter the program on academic probation if re-enrollment is granted b) The student has no disciplinary action pending or in force c) The student officially notifies the Academic Director of his/her intention to re-enroll in writing and outlines their reasons for wanting to re-enroll in the program. Failure to meet any of the above criteria may result in denial of re-enrollment into the Master of Arts program. Students requesting re-admittance may be asked to submit updated application materials in order to be considered after their period of withdrawal from the Master of Arts program.

STUDENT LEAVE OF ABSENCE POLICY Christie’s Education expects its students to maintain continuous registration in an academic program with the exception of institutionally scheduled breaks. However, it is sometimes necessary for a student to take a leave from enrollment for a period of time. Such leaves may be voluntary or involuntary, and will be handled in accordance with the Christie’s Education Student Leave of Absence Policy. Students must also visit the Academic Director and Director of Business Affairs and Student Services for additional information concerning the impact of a voluntary or involuntary leave and any additional requirements for such leaves. Please refer to the student handbook for the full policy.

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Withdraw prior to the 1st day of term: 100% Withdraw within the 1st week of the term: 50% Withdraw within the 2nd week of the term: 20% Withdraw after the 2nd week of the term: 0%

Students considering withdrawal who have received federal financial aid funds should refer to the ‘Return to Title IV’ policy and are strongly encouraged to meet with the Financial Aid Administrator prior to notifying the institution of their decision.

TRANSFER CREDITS POLICY The graduate programs at Christie’s Education are fully integrated programs of study and will not consider transfer credits from other institutions, except in cases involving VA recipients (see the Credit Evaluation Policy for VA Recipients below). Transfer of credits from Christie’s Education to graduate programs in other institutions may be possible, subject to the approval of those institutions.

CREDIT EVALUATION POLICY FOR VA RECIPIENTS The Department of Veterans Affairs requires that Christie’s Education inquire about each veteran or veteran benefits eligible person’s previous education and training, and request transcripts from all prior institutions, including military training, traditional college coursework and vocational training. Previous transcripts will be evaluated and credit may be granted as deemed appropriate by the Admissions Committee. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that acceptable records are submitted to Christie’s Education for evaluation.

VA PENDING PAYMENT POLICY In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Christie’s Education adopts the following additional provisions for any students using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while payment to the institution is pending from the VA. This school will not: – Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment; – Assess a late penalty fee to the student; – Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding; – Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, including but not limited to access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities. However, to qualify for this provision, such students will be required to: – Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class; – Provide written request to be certified; – Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.

IMMUNIZATION POLICY New York State requires all full-time students born on or after January 1, 1957, to submit immunization documentation for measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) prior to the start of the academic year. New York State also requires that all full-time students, regardless of their date of birth, submit a Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccination Response form. The immunization forms are sent to students after their payment of the tuition deposit. Failure to comply with the state law will prevent students from studying at Christie’s Education.

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY Christie’s Education is committed to creating a safe and healthy academic environment for its students, faculty and staff. The school expressly prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students, faculty, or staff members on school property, or while conducting school business off-premises. Members of the school community are responsible for complying with federal, state, and local laws on the possession, use, and sale of alcohol and illicit drugs. Those who violate such laws will be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion. The full drug and alcohol policy is available upon request.

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EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT Christie’s Education complies with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, which assures students that they will have the right to inspect and review their education records, and to correct inaccurate or misleading data through formal hearings. It protects students’ rights to privacy by limiting transfer of these records without their consent. For a complete policy see the student handbook.

ACCREDITATION AND DEGREEGRANTING STATUS Christie’s Education is accredited by the New York State Board of Regents and the Commissioner of Education in their capacity as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Christie’s Education has been designated as a graduate degree-granting institution by the New York State Board of Regents and its programs are registered with the New York State Education Department, Office of Higher Education, 89 Washington Avenue, 9th Floor, Albany, New York 12234, 518-474-1551. The NYSED Higher Education General Information Survey (HEGIS) numbers for our programs are as follows: Master of Arts in Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market


Master of Arts in Art, Law and Business


Certificate in Modern and Contemporary Art


Certificate in Art Business


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION In accordance with its own values and with federal, state and city statutes and regulations, Christie’s Education does not discriminate in admissions, employment, programs, or services on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, gender, color, creed, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability. Questions regarding compliance with the above requirements and requests for assistance should be directed to the Director of Business Affairs and Student Services.

RETURN TO TITLE IV POLICY FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID Christie’s Education, in accordance with 34CFR Sec. 668.22, calculates the return of Title IV Funds for any student whom received Title IV Aid and subsequently withdraws from the institution. If a student completely withdraws from Christie’s Education and has used Federal Title IV funds (i.e. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan), during the enrollment period (i.e. term) in which they withdraw, the institution will observe the federally mandated process in determining what, if any amount of money must be returned to the federal program(s). Title IV recipients who withdraw completely before completing 60% of the enrollment period for which the student has been charged will be required to return a portion of the federal funds they received.

Official Withdrawal Policy Students receiving Financial Aid who intend to officially withdraw from Christie’s Education must inform the Academic Director and Director of Business Affairs and Student Services in writing, as outlined in the Academic Policies, Standards and Integrity section of the Student Handbook. In cases where a student has received federal financial assistance during that term, the Financial Aid officer will determine what, if any adjustment be made. This determination will be based on the formula mandated in the federal regulations for the return of Title IV funds. This determination is made on the basis of the number of calendar days completed in the term prior to the student’s notification to withdraw, divided by the total number of days in the term. If the resulting percentage is greater than or equal to 60%, no return of federal funds will take place. If the percentage is less than 60%, this percentage will be used to determine the portion of Title IV aid that has been ‘earned.’ The remaining amount must be returned to the federal loan programs.

Determination of Withdrawal Date The official date of withdrawal for a student is the date the institution was formally notified in writing of the student’s intention to discontinue their enrollment. If a student is administratively withdrawn (i.e. dismissed from the institution for academic or other reasons), the official withdrawal date shall be the date the institution informed the student of this decision. In the case where a student ceases to attend classes without formally informing the institution, the official withdrawal date will be the date the institution became aware that the student ceased attendance.

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Refund Policy Under Return to Title IV Refunds as a result of official withdrawals will be made in accordance with the Christie’s Education refund policy. Refunds will be issued within 45 days of the withdrawal date and in the following order: – Federal unsubsidized Stafford Loans – Federal Direct Graduate Plus Loans After a withdrawal from the institution, if the amount of money that must be returned to the Title IV programs exceeds that which exists in the student’s account as a result of the institution’s refund policy, the student will be notified as to the amount of any financial aid that must be repaid to the federal loan program(s). This repayment must take place in order for a student to re-establish eligibility to receive federal funds in the future. Any loan proceeds must be repaid under the normal repayment procedures for the federal loan program and the terms and conditions of the promissory note of the loan signed by the student. Please refer to the official refund schedule previously outlined for more information.

Contacts INQUIRIES General Inquiries Christie’s Education, New York 1230 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor New York, NY 10020 + 1 212 355 1501 Admissions Inquiries Continuing Education Inquiries

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Véronique Chagnon-Burke Margaret Conklin Christopher Cyphers Michael Findlay Jane Hay Christel Hollevoet-Force Elisabeth Von Habsburg


** Please note that the provisions of this publication are not to be construed as an irrevocable contract between the student and Christie’s Education Worldwide, Christie’s Education, Inc., its officers, employees, agents and faculty. Christie’s Education reserves the right to change admission procedures, tuition, fees, course offerings, faculty listings, academic policies, location and other regulations, and to correct any typographical or other errors. The information in this brochure is subject to change without notice. [ 56 ]


Academic Calendar 2020 – 2021

Orientation Week September 8–11, 2020

Fall Term September 14 – November 13, 2020

Winter Term January 4 – March 12, 2021

Spring Term April 5 – June 4, 2021

Yom Kippur Observed September 28, 2020

MLK Day Observed January 18, 2021

Memorial Day Observed May 31, 2021

Fall Term Exam Week November 16–20, 2020

President’s Day Break February 15–19, 2021

Spring Term Exam Week June 7–11, 2021

Winter Term Exam Week March 15–19, 2021

Study Trips Dates to be announced

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