New York Faculty

Dr. Marisa Kayyem

Program Director, Continuing Education New York



Marisa 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. Marisa Kayyem is an Associate Professor at Christie’s Education, where she is the Director of the Short Courses and 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. Marisa’s expertise also includes Art Business.

Research Interests

Research Interests

Marisa 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'. 

Marisa teaches on a wide range of art world topics:

  •  Art Market
  • Art Business
  • Contemporary Art
  • American Art
  • Photography
Conference Papers

Conference Papers

CIRE, 2015, Los Angeles:

  • The 10 Most Expensive Art Works: The Money, the Meaning, and the Market
  • Collecting Art: Trophy, Passion and Investment

Christie, 2013, Dubai

  • The Isms of Modern Art
  • The Value of Art
  • The Power of the Collector

Christie’s, 2013, Shanghai

  • Valuing the New: The Market and Contemporary Art
  • Value and the Art Market
  • Collecting Today
Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

Marisa has a professional association with the following organisations:

  •  ArtTable
  • CreativeTime