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Modern Art & Ideas, The Museum of Modern Art

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About this Course

Welcome to Modern Art & Ideas! This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art. Over the next five weeks, you will look at art through a variety of themes: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects, and Art & Society. Each week kicks off with a video that connects works of art from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection to the theme. You will hear audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators and learn more about selected works in the additional readings and resources. Throughout this course you will discover how artists: -- represent place and take inspiration from their environment, -- create works of art to express, explore, and question identity, -- use everyday objects to challenge assumptions about what constitutes a work of art and how it should be made, -- and respond to the social, cultural, and political issues of their time through works of art. Through the discussion forum prompts and peer review assignment, you will also have the opportunity to connect with other learners and explore how these themes resonate with your own life and experience....

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Jan 15, 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.


Oct 11, 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.

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By Valeria Sosa

May 22, 2019

Loved it, very amusing and informative.

By Sholpan Nugumanova

May 20, 2019

Completely amazing course! I recommend for everyone who interested in Art!

By Jeong Seungeun

May 16, 2019

nice and flexible

By Diana Marcela Urbano Ramirez

May 13, 2019

really i want to say thanks, thanks so much , this course was amaizing thanks teacher God bless you for your help

By Elena Sedova

May 12, 2019

It's amazint to learn more about modern art! I highly recommend this course!

By Rachael Thompson

May 11, 2019

Good beginner course to get you thinking

By Jennifer Yun Liu

May 09, 2019

excellent course!!

By Sree Harshavardhan Nimmagadda

Apr 25, 2019

I enjoyed learning this course thoroughly............

By Chiara Ponticelli

Apr 23, 2019

It was a great experience. Really enjoyed it.

By Fernanda Ximena Mendoza Martínez

Apr 21, 2019

I really enjoy the course, it was basic but it's a must.

Thank you!