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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 edith v

Nov 13, 2020

Excelente. Recomendable. Práctico. Autonomía. Amplio. Actual. Preciso...

By Jennifer A

Feb 25, 2020

Great course like all the others I've taken through MoMA. I'm a big fan.

By Shaun T

Apr 26, 2020

Easy to understand course to make contemporary art more understandable.

By Val F

Jul 5, 2020

outstanding!! accessible yet in depth, varied, interesting, fantastic!

By Shelley H

May 23, 2020

I really enjoyed the course. It was thought provoking and interesting.

By Dorota T

May 1, 2020

It was a great pleasure to take part in this course! Im glad i did it!

By Alan C

Jun 4, 2020

Time well spend. Interesting selection of artists. Go for it - do it!

By Ana

Jun 1, 2020

I really loved this course! Hope you to do a new one soon. Thank you.

By Micu A

May 17, 2020

Este curso es muy completo y muy inspirador, lastima que es tan caro.

By Karen P G

Mar 31, 2020

All the artists presented throughout the course are truly inspiring!


May 24, 2021

I absolutely loved the this course! Thank You for this opportunity!


Jul 6, 2020

A really fun and engaging way to discover what contemporary art is!

By Hector D S

May 14, 2020

Great course for newbies on the topic !!! I totally enjoyed it !!!

By Jonelle W

Feb 27, 2020

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and cannot wait for the next one!

By Tullio T

May 29, 2020

very very good course, with a lot of great artists and resources

By Claudio B

May 21, 2020

Amazing to find an introdution to the comtemporary art universe.

By Angie J

Mar 3, 2023

really great content. very inspirational for uncertain artists.

By Hannah T

May 31, 2020

Great course! Great introduction to artists working since 1980!

By Sonia E I

Jun 22, 2020

This is a very complete course. Loved it!! Thank you so much!!

By Deleted A

Apr 18, 2020

Wonderful way to learn the fundamentals of contemporary art!

By Fahami M A

May 4, 2021

Cours complet sur l'art contemporain. Je recommande à 200%.

By Alberto G

May 3, 2020

Very good course! I highly recommend it to understand Art!

By Laia P C

May 20, 2020

It makes you change your perspective of contemporary art

By Veronica Z

May 6, 2020

A really great, well rounded view into Contemporary Art.

By Rusu D

Apr 20, 2020

I am very satisfied with the course, thank you very much