Elsa Vreeland ’13 is thrilled to be accepted to graduate school at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York City.
Beginning fall 2013, Vreeland will pursue a master’s degree in American Fine and Decorative Art, one of Sotheby’s specialties.
“I was drawn to Sotheby’s unparalleled curriculum in American fine art, their superior resources whether it be Sotheby’s Auction House or access to historic sites around the country, and also for their renowned faculty who are some of the world’s leading experts,” Vreeland says.
Sotheby’s Institute of Art maintains two locations in London and New York City and emphasizes firsthand examination of works of art in the galleries and museums of both these cities, as well as private collections.
“Sotheby’s stood out to me,” says Vreeland, because, among other reasons, “I wanted a program that provided a hands-on approach to observing and engaging with art and objects, allowing me to fully understand how to properly analyze them in their historic or current surroundings.”
At HWS, Vreeland majors in art history and double minors in studio art and media & society. She participates in the HWS Arts Collective.
A native of Far Hills, N.J., she studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France, at the Institute for American Universities and took classes at the Marchutz School of Art within the Institute.
“HWS provides an excellent undergraduate education,” Vreeland says. “The faculty in both the art history and studio art departments have been instrumental in my development as a student and my desire to pursue a higher education in this field.”
After graduating from Sotheby’s, Vreeland hopes to work in either the American Fine Art Department of Sotheby’s Auction House as a sales administrator or another auction house specializing in Americana or American fine and decorative arts.