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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 Carlos R

Sep 23, 2020

A great option to begin learning about Contemporary Art


May 29, 2020

I loved it. I learned so much during theses past weeks.

By Ximena R

May 4, 2020

I loved this cours, art is from everyone to everyone.

By Beatriz F

Mar 4, 2020

LOVED THIS COURSE! Looking what my next course will be!

By Steve A R

Aug 22, 2020

Great course... I would highly recommend taking it!!!

By Spiros S

May 8, 2020

Amazing job! Amazing course! Amazing Contemporary Art!

By Niko P

Apr 15, 2020

Easily understandable and conveyed useful information.

By Aijun B

Jul 22, 2022

This course is very organized and covers many topics.

By Vina K

Jan 31, 2021

Thank you so much to my teachers for this fun course.

By guilherme p

Jul 15, 2020

it was an amazing journey through incredible artworks

By Abhishek D

Jun 19, 2020

It will take your heart away to the Contemporary Art!

By Omar A G S

May 14, 2020

An excellent course with great artist and explanation

By Monica M

Aug 31, 2020

So thought-provoking, so intertesting, so inspiring!

By Diana P

May 15, 2020

A very informative course that changes the mindset.

By marta g

Apr 17, 2021

Very informative and engaging. Highly recommended!

By Luz M T

Jun 11, 2020

It is an excellent course. I highly recommend it!

By Brian S

May 26, 2020

Well worth the time! I loved every minute of it.

By Priyanka H

May 19, 2020

A great course with varied and inspiring content.

By Elizabeth F

Feb 1, 2021

Very fast-paced and informative class. Loved it!

By Mario S

Jun 2, 2020

Fantastic, this course open my eyes and my mind.

By Oscar J M J

Mar 30, 2020

estubo excelente pero mi certificado nunca llego

By Kim M

May 31, 2020

Bravo, and thank you. This course is excellent.

By John P D P

Nov 14, 2020

Totally loved and learned a lot! More to come!

By Milene D

Sep 10, 2020

This course is such an eye-opening experience!

By Ruth N

Aug 16, 2020

This course is a must. I deeply recommend it!