Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art since 1744, and 270 years later it has grown into one of the world’s leading full-service art businesses. In the spirit of innovation, an exceptional real estate company bearing the Sotheby’s name was launched in 1976. Today we are a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most extraordinary properties. Together, our companies are able to collaborate to provide unique and exclusive experience to a coveted and influential audience. In the global markets we serve, this distinguishes our brand in a meaningful way.
The Sotheby's Tradition
Sotheby’s is a pioneering, global art business that offers the world’s most discerning clientele the opportunity to sell or acquire the rarest, most exceptional treasures at Auction, through Retail and by Private Sales. Sotheby’s has a global network of 90 offices in 40 countries and is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID).
Sotheby’s Institute of Art is The Graduate School of Art and its Markets. Evolving from a small connoisseurship program started by Sotheby’s Auction House in 1969, Sotheby’s Institute is now the foremost leader in art business education and object-based learning. Its global faculty represent the best of almost every facet of the art world, helping students decipher and master the unique forces at play at the intersection of art and commerce.
With campuses in the cultural capitals of London, New York and Los Angeles, Sotheby’s Institute offers graduate level programs that have become more relevant than ever in an art world that is constantly seeking individuals with art historical scholarship and business acumen. Besides Master’s degrees, Sotheby’s Institute offers programs of study such as summer classes, 15-week semester courses, online learning and executive education. Sotheby’s Institute of Art’s programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to achieve success in today’s worldwide art markets and cultural institutions.