Curating Contemporary Art: A practice-based elective course in the Master's program at Sotheby's Institute of Art

This class takes a skills-based approach to curatorial practice. Students work independently and/or in groups to produce a unique exhibition and present it to a community of peers and guests. Students develop and complete the entire curating and commissioning process: researching and selecting artists and artworks; mounting the exhibition; developing a public program; and marketing and hosting the event. Students gain first-hand experience working with living artists, writing curatorial publications, and all other aspects of exhibition making. By the end of the course, students are literate in the range of skills necessary to produce a professional exhibition, a series of events, and an artist commission.


Browse the Curating Contemporary Art at Sotheby's Institute of Art Collections:

Curating Contemporary Art Course Student Shows Gallery

Curating Contemporary Art: Documents & Writings