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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Italian, German, Russian

Skills you will gain

Art HistoryArtHistoryArt Direction
100% online

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 11 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Greek, Italian, German, Russian

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Modern Art & Ideas

Be introduced to some of the overall benefits of studying modern and contemporary art through accessible and relevant themes....
Reading
1 video (Total 1 min), 5 readings
Reading5 readings
Welcome to the Course!10m
What is Modern Art?10m
Suggestions for Making the Most of the Course10m
Tell Us About You10m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 2: Places & Spaces

Discover some of the many ways that artists represent place and take inspiration from their environment....
Reading
12 videos (Total 26 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video12 videos
Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 18892m
Piet Mondrian. Broadway Boogie Woogie. 1942–431m
Gordon Matta-Clark. Bingo. 19741m
Norman Lewis. City Night. 19492m
Andrew Wyeth. Christina's World. 19481m
Salvador Dalí. The Persistence of Memory. 19311m
Claude Monet. Water Lilies. 1914–261m
Rachel Whiteread. Water Tower. 19982m
Edward Hopper. House By the Railroad. 19251m
Louis I. Kahn. Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh (Study for National Assembly Building). 1962–832m
Zarina. Home is a Foreign Place.19992m
Reading4 readings
Introduction to Places & Spaces10m
Slideshow20m
In Depth: Bernd & Hilla Becher30m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Weekly Reflection30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Art & Identity

See how artists create works of art to express, explore, and question identity. ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 19 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
Frida Kahlo. Self-Portait with Cropped Hair. 19402m
Andy Warhol. Gold Marilyn Monroe. 19621m
Pablo Picasso. Girl before a Mirror. 19322m
Marc Chagall. I and the Village. 19112m
Henri Matisse. The Red Studio. 19112m
Rineke Dijkstra. Almerisa series. 1994–20081m
Kara Walker. 40 Acres of Mules. 20152m
Reading4 readings
Introduction to Art & Identity10m
Slideshow20m
In Depth: Frida Kahlo and Ellen Gallagher10m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Weekly Reflection30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Transforming Everyday Objects

Discover how artists use everyday objects to challenge assumptions about what constitutes art and how it should be made. Explore a variety of artistic and design choices, and the creative acts of inventing and transforming everyday objects....
Reading
10 videos (Total 21 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Marcel Duchamp. Bicycle Wheel. 19132m
Robert Rauschenberg. Bed. 19551m
Meret Oppenheim. Object. 19362m
Décolletage Plastique Design Team. Bic Cristal® Ballpoint pen. 19502m
Louise Nevelson. Sky Cathedral. 19581m
Mike Kelley. Untitled. 19902m
Jessica Rosenkrantz, Jesse Louis-Rosenberg. Kinematics Dress. 20131m
Doris Salcedo. Atrabilious. 1992–931m
Betye Saar. Black Girl's Window. 19691m
Reading4 readings
Introduction to Transforming Everyday Objects10m
Slideshow20m
In Depth: Design Objects & Marcel Duchamp10m
Optional Readings & Resources10m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz20m
Weekly Reflection30m
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Top Reviews

By AMJan 15th 2018

It has been a very wonderful course. I love the museum as a cultural space and now I love it more for its commitment to online education and giving us the opportunity to learn in different countries.

By AVOct 11th 2016

I really enjoyed this course and the way art was discussed based on theme rather than chronologically. My only issues with the class were the frustrations with the quizzes being graded incorrectly.

Instructor

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Lisa Mazzola

Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs
Department of Education

About The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time....

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