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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Modern Art & Ideas by The Museum of Modern Art

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About the 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....

Top reviews

TT

Jun 7, 2020

Really enjoyed this course! Well organized/developed, and even for a museum buff, like me, offered great ideas, and perspectives in ‘looking’ and ‘understanding’ art, and particular artist’s process.

AM

Jan 14, 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.

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By Debi H

Apr 4, 2020

I enjoyed this course very much. It was a survey, but there were many art pieces explained in a way that was easy to understand. For me, there was just the right amount of reading, video, quizzes, and activities. I appreciate the time put into creating this course.

By Alfredo P I

Jun 18, 2020

Ha sido muy interesante y útil, he podido aprender mucho y los temas del curso están muy bien organizados. Aunque a veces las opiniones de las obras de arte eran un poco difíciles de entender y no daban información concreta. Pero por lo general, muy recomendable.

By Will H

Jun 14, 2020

Excellent course with outstanding materials. Also really enjoyed the peer reviews which introduced me to yet more art. My only criticism would be that sometimes it was a bit hard to navigate (but obviously not that hard as I was able to work it out in the end!)

By Octavio

Sep 20, 2021

I​ learned about new artists and developed a more critical thinking. It was also fun. I wish I could have feedback from teacher or bein able to aproach to a teacher. I enjoy when I can see the teacher speaking eventhout it is a recording (a lecture).

By Inessa K

Jul 5, 2020

The course was informative and rather well structured. One can learn about a great deal of diversity of art themes. I would prefer to have an introduction to how we should build our articles (assignments), not only pure description of the artworks.

By Matteo B

Dec 9, 2019

Very interesting way to introduce someone to modern art. This course made me discover a lot of interepretations from artists that I didn't even know before or knew but was explained. If you want to get into it, this is probably the way to go

By Rachele D

May 27, 2020

I did really enjoy the videos, the interviews to artists, the pictures and the idea of teaching through themes. The interaction with other trainees was also interesting. Trying to produce an artwork was challenging and fun. Thanks!

Rachele

By Franc M

Jul 25, 2020

I'm glad to have done this course. I'm a Modern Art lover and I've enjoyed all the program, both the artworks and artists I already knew, as the ones I've discovered. I hope to repeat with similar courses soon. Thank you!

By Sue D

Feb 27, 2021

I enjoyed looking at the work of artists I did not know. The videos and writen text was good and informative. I would like to have done more personal art work in the style of artists studied. I enjoyed the peer reviews

By Aura G

Jul 12, 2021

Very interesting and helpful, helped me see trough some works of art that I knew but had no idea about their intention and history behind. I consider I now have a more wide knowledge of modern art and artists.

By Melina C

Feb 2, 2020

Es un curso completo en cuanto a obras de Arte de múltiples disciplinas. Agregaría contenido de Arte Latinoamericano (Centro y Sudamericano). Es fundamental agregar idioma Español a subtitulos y traducciones.

By Karen W

Aug 21, 2020

Very enjoyable course especially appreciated at this time of lockdown. I really enjoyed the live conference and the creative element in the course. It made me think and challenged me and my art practice.

By Juan A G

Jul 11, 2020

El curso es agradable, sencillo e interesante. Mi única queja es la metodología de examen final, habría que filtrar a las personas que no están dispuestas a tomarse el curso y las correcciones en serio.

By Kelly

Oct 17, 2015

I enjoyed this course, but am still trying to catch up on the reading! :) I would have loved to see a few more weeks, with perhaps longer and more in-depth videos and more themes and examples. I

By Eugênia P

Jun 27, 2020

Achei que teve muitos textos, mas, de modo geral, o curso é muito bom para iniciantes. Poderia ter mais legendas para português nos vídeos e possibilidade de tradução automática do navegador.

By Yan C

Aug 17, 2016

Ithink this course is unbelievably usefuland exciting but there weren't much information about educational method which was essentual,in my opinion. Thank you for your gripping course!!!

By Richard O

Feb 21, 2022

No interaction with people, no professional, no students (except the final revision and grading). Forum is nothing.

No interaction is very bad. Online can be substituted by a good book.

By j. s

Nov 11, 2019

I wasn't sure what to expect from this course. It served a a good introductory course and I'd like to see more courses that delve sections of it and focus on that particular content.

By Karla B V

Apr 12, 2018

It is good but I thought of it too short. I would have loved to see more artworks for every theme.

It was good, not a must but good enough to use your time on if you are an art lover.

By Куркин Е Д

Apr 30, 2020

Красиво обо всём рассказано, множество дополнительной информации, которую при желании можно изучить. После прохождения курса заражаешься энергией творчества. Хочется создать шедевр!

By Fogsi

Oct 18, 2017

What you'll provide will be the mirror of what you'll get as global result. The course is a fine way to become connected to the modern art, especially into american modern art.

By Filip

Aug 16, 2017

LOTS of content if one have a lot of time, one can dig really deep into the subject. Very enjoyable videos. Also the themes by which the images are sorted is quite unique.

By Stacy N

Nov 14, 2018

This course was enjoyable. Content was good. It was a pretty easy pace, and most of the content was for thought provocation and reflection rather than "busy work."

By Elizabeth P

Oct 19, 2020

I enjoyed taking this course, it’s great to start learning more about art history and it’s not hard at all. A lot of videos to see though, but it’s worth it!

By Nehwoen L

Jan 30, 2020

I had so much fun taking this course. I learned much more about how to think and view art and appreciated how digestible the learning modules were. Thanks!