This October, Christie’s New York will present Classic Week, a group of nine auctions that curate the eternal dialogue on art from antiquity to the 20th century. Dive into an array of extraordinary artwork and objects, from old master paintings and ancient Greek sculpture to rare books and distinctive artifacts such as Miles Davis’s trumpet. Sales run from 25–29 October with viewings from 18 October.


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Exhibitions & events

EXHIBITION: Classic Week — A sensory experience

To add to the multidimensional viewing experience at our Rockefeller Center galleries, the creators behind 12.29 introduced a bespoke scent evocative of the artworks, adding an olfactory adventure to Classic Week. Join us at our Rockefeller Center galleries in New York from 18 October.


New York, Rockefeller Center
18 Oct, 10am - 5pm
19 Oct, 10am - 5pm
20 Oct, 1pm - 5pm
21 Oct, 10am - 5pm
22 Oct, 10am - 5pm
23 Oct, 10am - 5pm
24 Oct, 10am - 5pm

SHORT COURSE: New Frameworks for Old Masterpieces
28 October, 10am - 4pm

This one-day course offered by Christie's Education explores the history of European painting in the context of the Christie’s Old Masters evening sale in May. You will embark on an exploration of early Renaissance, progressing through the great innovators of the High Renaissance and Baroque periods. Along the way you will discover the principle themes that connect many of the most vital artists and masterpieces in Western art history. Your journey will conclude with a look at the technical masters of the European academies followed by an exclusive guided preview of the sale by a Christie’s specialist.