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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


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.


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.

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By Laura F

May 5, 2020

Really interesting course where you get to understand artworks through audiovisual content, forums and more! I enjoyed every thing about it.

By Amy T

Nov 4, 2018

Really digestible information about modern art. I would recommend for a beginner or someone wishing to brush up on their modern art history!

By Federica B

Apr 3, 2020

Very interesting and fascinating course. I've learnt many things (especially about contemporary art) that I didn't know! Thank you for all.

By Yuliya B

Mar 27, 2018

It was dynamic, informative and unique. There were highlights of such aspects about which no one is ever speaking at this angle. Thank you!

By Beatriz P

Feb 1, 2023

Perfeito, boa tradução e narração, além de temas e obras muito interessantes e trazendo otimos pontos de vistas e um lado incrível da arte

By Sophia C

May 3, 2020

Such a great course for guided learning. And an opportunity for deeper dive into the topic in any direction you wish. I really enjoyed it.

By Bruno B

May 3, 2020

Good for beginners who don't have a big background in art education, but for me it lacked some content. Great nonetheless! Thank you MoMA!

By María F D l P J

Feb 25, 2020

Me encantó tomar este curso, me fascinaron los contenidos y la practicidad del mismo. Lo recomiendo ampliamente, es un curso muy completo.

By Lyn d

Dec 19, 2019

Excellent survey course of modern art. Certain artists and works are presented as examples of how art influences society and individuals.

By Nick d U

Sep 12, 2017

Fun & interesting. Lots of information, in a wide variety of formats. Many different viewpoints. Good storytelling.... What's not to like?

By Gazinur G

May 18, 2022

I absolutely loved this course. I got a lot of useful knowledge for myself. Many thanks to all curators, your contribution is invaluable.

By Maxim B

Apr 27, 2020

This course explores the breadth of modern art that one can see at Moma. The module is designed with expertise and with high standards.

By Rosa M P P

Nov 27, 2019

I love modern art and I really like how this course is structured, and how the assignments help you to further think about the learnings

By Ariadna P M

Aug 19, 2021

Engaging course with very interesting ideas and audio visual material which helps you to acquire art knowledge in a very pedagogic way.

By Ana f

Mar 20, 2020

I enjoy very much doing this course. I have seen, read, and write a lot and I feel like it was very short. I will do more in the future

By Ana S G

Jun 28, 2020

Interesante y los temas muy bien seleccionados, el arte tiene tantas vertientes que de pronto es difícil abordarlo sin una intención.

By Manuel S d C

May 25, 2020

It is an excellent course! It enhanced my artistic appreciation and motivated me to continue learning about art. Highly recommended.

By Mila O

Feb 5, 2018

Great piece of course with wide subjects covered , inspirational, made me want to learn and explore more, more and more...thank you 😊

By Natalia E

Sep 23, 2015


I loved it. It was so helpful for my classes and to give me in insight about how we can teach students to really look at art.

By Zulisha M

May 15, 2020

I am so glad to have signed up for this course. I have gained so much knowledged on Modern Art & Ideas that I did know about before.

By Betsy J

Jun 3, 2019

Very informative, refreshing, interesting and appealing. The course is insightful in its observations and considerate in its content.

By nuria f

Jul 26, 2017

Exactly what I was looking for, pleasant and interesting course about art from different perspectives.

Highly recommended to everyone.

By Jill C

May 2, 2020

Wonderful course. I learnt so much and feel more informed about Modern Art. Will appreciate my visits to art galleries so much more.

By Francisco G

Sep 9, 2021

Very interesting and engaging introduction into looking at modern art and ideas in the context of our own identity and our society.

By Joseph H (

Dec 5, 2020

Great and engaging content to learn more about what modern art (and art in general) is as well as art that affected modern history.