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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 Javi R

Jul 10, 2021

Me encantó. Un curso bien construido sobre el arte contemporáneo y su trabajo en el mundo actual.

By Gabriel R V V

Mar 19, 2020

como obtengo mi certificado del curso ya que no he resivido ningun aviso para obtenerlo gracias

By Gabriela M A

May 24, 2021

It is a course that provides a lot of information in an interesting and visually appealing way.

By Clara R

Apr 16, 2020

Amazing course! I will definitely recommend it! Lots of resources and archive video/interviews.

By Bex S

Dec 11, 2020

So interesting and dense! Never a dull moment, with a variety of videos, images and reading.

By Francisca C M

Jul 31, 2020

A wonderful course. It is my third course in MoMA, and I really looking forward another one.

By Chiara M

May 29, 2020

I genuinely loved it. So many topics were tackled and so very interesting. Very recommended!

By Ekaterina S

Mar 8, 2020

The course which provides general view on contemporary art on the example of MoMA exhibits.

By Eva I S

May 16, 2020

Es sencillamente un curso perfecto para comprender mejor que el arte forma parte de todo.

By Tamara B

Jun 1, 2020

Amazing course, learnt so much and really opened my eyes to the world of Art.

Thank you!

By Arlys v W

Aug 30, 2020

Excellent and really stimulated my thinking and artistic engagement. Thank you so much!

By Amapola F

Aug 13, 2020

Another great MoMA experience! Thank you so much for the opportunity and enlightenment.

By Hương N

May 15, 2022

this course fullfil my goal of buiding knowledge about rt! Such an amazing experience

By Mariam L

Mar 13, 2022

This course opened my eyes, mind, heart, and spirit. It will stay with me for life.

By Federica F

May 6, 2020

It is a clear but complete lecture on the most recents examples of contemporary art.

By Christian C D

May 21, 2020

It was a great experience for me and also a great course that I have learned a lot.

By Bianca T

May 26, 2020

Well structured and complete. A lot of suggestions about contemporary art's world.

By Jessica K

Apr 26, 2020


By Javier C

May 22, 2020

I broadened my perspective on what is contemporary art and the process behind it.

By Rasika M

Sep 6, 2020

LOVED THE COURSE! It is beautiful eye opener and you get to learn a lot from it!

By Lin X

Jul 22, 2020

Highly recommended course! Very insightful and relatable to our everyday life.

By David B L

Aug 22, 2020

Gracias, varias propuestas contadas por autorXs de varias países. Recomendado

By Zahra s

Dec 1, 2021

This course and other courses in this specialization by MoMA are so amazing.

By Juan R

Mar 31, 2020

Amazing course filled with lots of videos and readings that you will enjoy!

By Monica A

May 26, 2020

It is great! Widen perspective, well balanced. It was a pleasure doing it.