Today was a non-stop day. I had my second business day. The morning started out with the Auction Process. The director of auctions of Sotheby’s came in to talk to us about all things auction (did you know you could bid online now?) Quite intense. The next session was the first of our art law class. Another class with tons of new information, but all very cool. (Export tariffs, reserve price vs market price..yikes!) Then after that I had my group session for the week where we talked about the state of the art market. This is a smaller group where we get to talk more than listen. We were split into groups and had to argue either the art market is on the way up, or the way down. I had the way down and almost found it too easy to defend. We’ll see! I think I am glad though that I want to work in museums, and not an auction house. I also went to the library in school and picked up books on Rubens for my essay that is due next week. I’m looking forward to writing it. It will be my first real art history paper!
Tonight, school had a reception at the Josh Lilley Gallery, which is owned by two alumni. It was for all different units so I was able to catch up with the girls from Georgetown who are doing Decorative Arts, and Arts of Asia and Their Markets. The gallery was very much a white cube gallery. Not the history museums I am use to working in!