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About the Course

What is contemporary art? In this course, you’ll consider this question through more than 70 works of art made between 1980 and the present, with a focus on art from the past decade. You’ll hear directly from artists, architects, and designers from around the globe about their creative processes, materials, and inspiration. Five themes serve as your guide: Media from Television to the Internet, Territories & Transit, Materials & Making, Agency, and Power. You’ll look at 3-D–printed glass and fiber sculptures, performances in a factory and a museum, painted portraits—as well as those made with artificial intelligence—and interventions into television and video games. And much more, all drawn from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art. Come along as artists invite us into their studios, out into their neighborhoods, and to experiment with the materials they use. Not only will you develop a deeper understanding of how artists work today, you’ll also explore some of their many approaches to the pressing issues and questions of our time. By taking this course, you’ll gain confidence to look at contemporary art wherever you encounter it and make connections to your own life or creative practice....

Top reviews


Jun 26, 2020

Excellent, informative course, with much diversity. I laughed and smiled, felt awe and inspiration, cried and felt the pain and the beautiful defiance of pieces I might have never appreciated before.


May 3, 2020

Very interesting and easily consumable resources, lots of video, audio, and short text so it was very fun and accessible. They have a good diversity of artists across ethnicity, sex, and country.

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By Margarita A

Apr 15, 2020

So mucho information and resources!

By Franco S

Feb 21, 2020

Aprendí justamente lo que esperaba.

By Jillian L

May 14, 2020

Thanks for this wonderful content!

By Valérie C

Apr 22, 2020

Very interesting and eye opening.

By Anna K

Aug 3, 2020

The best, interesting, inspiring

By Gintare Z

May 19, 2022

very broad, interesting, wide.

By Michael M

Jun 2, 2020

Informative and beautifully put

By Jasmine C

May 20, 2020

Beautiful and informative art.

By angela v

Jul 18, 2021

Beautiful and powerful course


May 29, 2020

great course worth the time !

By Greta V

May 5, 2020

Engaging and exciting course.

By Traver W D

Apr 23, 2020

Great Course very resourceful

By Verónica R O H

Feb 22, 2021

Very good content and media!

By Mario M M V

Jun 28, 2020

Un gran aporte al intelecto.

By alfonso b

Jan 13, 2021

Better than what I expected

By Lijia M

Nov 29, 2020

very interesting experience

By Felipe P P

May 23, 2020

An extraordinary experience

By Timothy T

May 22, 2020

Enlightening and inspiring.

By Yoali G

Apr 27, 2020

Me encantó , me llevo mucho

By Marta R

Apr 26, 2020

excelente!!!! muy conforme.

By María F Á S

Feb 19, 2021

The greatest course ever ❤

By Francisco B S

May 13, 2020

It is great and inspiring.

By erfan k

Sep 30, 2021

good but not best of MoMA

By Juan A S M

Mar 28, 2021

Very interesting !! good!