Project Endeavor

Art

with Christie’s Auction House

Art Now!

Through an exclusive partnership with Christie’s Education, Art Now offers an exciting insight into the fast-paced art world of today. Go behind the scenes at one of the world’s preeminent auction houses and enjoy lectures and expert guided visits to galleries, private collections and world-class museums. New York is your classroom, and we take full advantage of all it has to offer as one of the most vibrant art centers in the world. Hands on teaching and unique access to top art professionals and movers and shakers, makes this a truly one of a kind experience.

Weekday Schedule

Classes run Monday through Friday.

Safety

At Project Endeavor, we believe safety comes first. That’s why we maintain an ten-to-one student-to-staff ratio – one of the lowest in the industry! This lets us offer unmatched attention and unique personalized programs.

As part of our commitment to student safety, Project Endeavor staff members live on every student-occupied floor and accompany students on all activities and excursions.

The Residence Hall adds an additional element of security, as well. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience.

Travel to New York*

We recommend that students fly nonstop to LaGuardia Airport  (LGA). There they will be met by Project Endeavor staff members, who will escort them to comfortable, air-conditioned shuttles for the brief drive to campus.

Of course, parents are also welcome to drive students to Project Endeavor directly. 

Contact our office for further information on any of these travel options.

*Transportation costs are not included in tuition.

Commuter Option

ACA offers a commuter option for students who do not require accommodations. Commuter students join the program weekdays from approximately 9:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

Session 1 Schedule:

Week 1: July 11 – July 15
Week 2: July 18 – July 21

Session 2 Schedule:

Week 1: July 25 – July 29
Week 2: August 1 – August 4

Please Note: Lunch is included in the cost of tuition. 

Learn It

The Christie’s curriculum is designed to be inspiring and interactive. Our morning lectures reflect the strengths of the faculty and experts at Christie’s, as well as the resources of New York City, and incorporate field trips, expert speakers, and hands-on learning opportunities. Curricula is created to foster students’ ability to think critically and group projects harness collaborative work.

Step Inside the Artworld

Students participate in two daily lectures each morning with an emphasis on participation and engagement. All morning lectures take place in the magnificent Christie’s location at Rockefeller Center. Students have exclusive access to lecture rooms, an art library and picturesque rooftop terrace overlooking midtown Manhattan. You are literally in the center of all the action. Lectures introduce students to many different aspects of the art world in a dynamic and authentic way.

Lecture topics are as follows:

  • The New York Art World
  • Contemporary Art and Identity Politics
  • Museum as Frame
  • The Power of the Collector
  • Mapping the Art World
  • The Art Market
  • Art and the Law
  • The Auction House

Daily Museum & Gallery Visits

Learning extends beyond the classroom with daily visits to some of New York’s most iconic museums and galleries as well as visits to private studios and collections. Most visits incorporate a specially selected guide or expert for a deeper perspective, but you will of course have plenty of free time to explore and make some of your own discoveries.

 

Proposed Visits:

  • The Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Art of the Highline
  • Studio Museum of Harlem
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Chelsea Gallery Crawl
  • Private Collection of Bernard Lumpkin 
  • Dia Beacon
 
  • Materials for the Art, Long Island City
  • Socrates Sculpture Park
  • Nari Ward
  • The Guggenheim
  • Cooper Hewitt Museum
  • The Host Collection
  • Gagosian Gallery

Faculty

Courses are designed and taught by an accomplished and passionate faculty representing the best and the brightest in the art world. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to challenge and captivate students. In addition to Christie’s faculty we will endeavor to bring in special visits from experts at different Christie’s art departments.

 

Around Town & Beyond

Project Endeavor puts you right in the center of the Big Apple! The activities are endless and Project Endeavor helps you find the ones that interest you the most. Spend your evenings and weekends exploring spectacular cultural and entertainment destinations.

Evening and weekend activities are yours to enjoy. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you explore the city, visit historic landmarks, and indulge in every cuisine imaginable. Head to Time Square, check out the shopping in Soho or walk the Highline. You will have the opportunity to socialize and build friendships while you enjoy the fun and excitement of New York’s nightlife. Many popular hangouts are located just steps from campus, and the welcoming crowd of lively locals and visitors creates an unforgettable energy!

Evening & Weekend Activities

  • Times Square
  • Washington Sqaure Park
  • Storm King Art Center
  • Central Park
  • Soho Shopping
  • Yankees Game
  • Greenwich Village
  • Empire State Building
  • Top of the Rock
  • Highline
  • Museum Mile
  • Karaoke nights, bowling, laser tag, mini golf, ultimate Frisbee, bonfires and more exciting activities and events are all part of your summer with Project Endeavor!
  • The Finest Fitness Facilities

    You’ll have access to a fully equipped workout facility and plenty of other athletic options during your stay. You can lace up your running shoes for a jog in Central Park, or hit the gym to pump some iron or get moving on an elliptical trainer. Outdoor tennis courts, basketball courts and plenty of other options are sure to keep you busy. Of course, a game of touch football or a little Frisbee is always a Central Park classic.

    Accommodations in NYC

    Rest easy, because Project Endeavor understands the importance of being comfortable in your home away from home. We provide our students with private accommodations that offer the comforts you expect with the safety and security you demand. You’ll live, study, and play with an amazing group of like-minded creative students and resident advisors in dorm-style housing. We pride ourselves on the fact that our residential amenities, top-quality food service and fitness facilities offer our students the very best. Our goal is to consistently create an environment where you’ll be able to concentrate on getting the most out of your summer – staying relaxed, refreshed and ready to excel.

    You’ll kick back in comfort, enjoying in-suite bathrooms, Internet access, weekly housekeeping, linen service and much more. 

    Excellent Eats

    
Choices, choices, choices! With Project Endeavor, you never have to worry about going hungry. From home-style meals served at breakfast and dinner to lunch options that let you enjoy favorite restaurants, no pre-college summer program gives you as many dining options!

    Your tuition includes includes three meals Monday to Friday and brunch & dinner on weekends.

    WEEKEND ADVENTURES​

    Complete your Project Endeavor experience with

    Beach Day at Coney Island – Coney Island’s Luna Park boasts thrill rides and carnival games, while the boardwalk has no shortage of classic New York snacks. Sun, sand, and the ocean – what more could you want?

    Statue of Liberty- Lady Liberty, symbolizing democracy and hope, stands tall guarding the entrance to the New York Harbor since 1886.  

    High Line- Need an outdoor fix? This once elevated railway is now an urban park boosting gardens, interactive art, cafe and amazing views of the city and river.  

    Central Park- Take a deep breath in and stroll through this relaxing 843-acre park!

    Smorgasburg- Come with an appetite! The Smorgasburg is one of the most popular spots in Brooklyn showcasing over 1OO local food vendors every weekend!

    On- and Off- Broadway Shows- Sit back and watch your idols perform live on stage at some of the best Broadway Shows!

    Boston Extension

    Add 5 days to your Project Endeavor Program

    Add to your New York experience and visit and tour the top of colleges and universities in the Boston area!  (supplemental tuition required)

    You’ll remain in the secure company of trusted Project Endeavor staff members, as well as many of the friends you’ve made on your Project Endeavor program. Of course, you’ll also enjoy the comfortable accommodations and superior guidance you’ve come to expect from Project Endeavor.

    Sometimes you just have to see a place to know what it’s like. Nothing could be truer for your future college location. Visiting and touring potential schools is so important to the decision-making process. That’s why Project Endeavor shows you the most pristine campuses.

    Along with college tours, you will explore the sights of Boston and see what makes it the nation’s ultimate college town. From American history to pro sports loyalty, Boston is one of America’s most exciting cities. From Newbury Street to Davis Square, the combination of big-city excitement and unbeatable college-town charm has something for everyone.

    You will get to visit up to 9 of the following schools:

    Residential stay at one of the listed universities with accommodations including suite style, air conditioned residence halls.

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    What Alumni are Saying

    "I had the most incredible summer of my life. The friendships, experiences, and memories I made will last me a lifetime!"
    Samantha L
    New York

    "Project Endeavor was unbelievable! I love my new friends and definitely all the staff! I am so glad that i was able to experience it!"

    Jin-uh J
    Korea

    "I didn’t know what to expect this summer, but after a few weeks and countless memories, I can say I had the best summer of my life."

    Will C
    Maryland

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