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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

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.

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 Nakai F

Apr 2, 2020

An experience I most definitely appreciated, especially during these difficult times.

By Maqbool A

Aug 20, 2017

Great course and well compiled lessons friendly tutors

Thank you Moma and coursera

By Ferd V

Oct 8, 2015

Thanks Lisa M. and all MOMA team. This is am amazing course. Inspire my daily work!!!

By Alejandra C

Jun 22, 2020

Very interesting, made me think and see art with other eyes, I totally recommended!!

By Abhijeet S

Jun 20, 2020



Aug 14, 2017

Very intuitive and useful. Especially the course materials (extended readings etc.).

By Nicoleta O

Nov 28, 2015

Excellent course, which provides you with a lot more than basic modern art knowledge

By Solange C

Jun 2, 2020

Muy buen curso, me ayudó mucho a ver y comprender el arte de una forma más completa


Apr 14, 2021

Loved the diversity of the works as well as the critical perspective of the course

By Valéry B

Jun 20, 2017

Great overview! Lots of superb piece of arts and lots of thinking/ideas.

Thank you.

By shivaranjani g

Jul 4, 2021

Learn lot of things from this course. Specially the detail observation of colors.

By Thatiana S

Jun 24, 2020

I loved it! It was everything I needed to start to learn about art :) Gratitude!!

By Ella M

May 11, 2020

Really enjoyed the content in this course and the ways in which it was presented.

By Bojama M

May 4, 2020

Un cours très riche, motivant et où j'ai pu faire de belles découvertes ! merci !

By J-Man

Jan 1, 2019

A brief, well put together course that takes you into a path of art appreciation.

By Manaal G

Nov 11, 2018

I liked reading and analyzing the background of some of the most famous paintings

By Tiago T

Nov 14, 2020

a lot of good and synthesised information, both required and extra of the course

By esheka k

May 20, 2020

super informative! would love a more diverse artist collection. would recommend.

By Paula M O

May 3, 2020

LOved this course...It was fun and interesting all the way from beginning to end

By Ellie O

Dec 10, 2019

I am not an art lover, but this course was a great introduction to the concepts.

By Jacqueline D

Apr 14, 2019

A fun and interesting course. Excellent selection of works used for discussion.

By Diogo V

Apr 8, 2019

Very interesting content, with enough variety to make it engaging until the end.

By Antony H

Sep 12, 2017

Really enjoyable with a high quality of content that you would expect from Moma.

By Yanisa N

Mar 15, 2016

Love this course sooo much and I spent a lot of time for the last assignment >3<