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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 Vivek R

Sep 18, 2015

I like the technique of teaching and the supporting materials very much!

By alara k

Nov 5, 2020

Fantastic way of approach to understanding modern art. Loved the course

By Victoria B

Aug 24, 2020

Engaging and informative. I enjoyed each week more than the one before.

By Queenie A

May 10, 2018

Absolutely love it. Gave me an easy introduction to arts appreciation!

By Matt B

May 23, 2020

Great course! So thankful to MoMa and Coursera for making this happen.

By Luciana F

Apr 15, 2020

Obrigada por disponibilizar o curso, é incrível e muito bem elaborado!


Feb 28, 2019

Loved the way is taught and how practical and useful is for my career.

By Malinalli G D

Jan 24, 2016

This was an excellent course... let's continuing teaching through art.

By Svetlana R

May 17, 2021

Beneficial and interesting course to raise and develop in the career.

By yuhan s

Sep 21, 2020

learned a lot of new information about modern artists and their works

By Shreyas V

Mar 23, 2020

very good course. Absolutely loved the way it is made. Enjoyed a lot!

By Tamaki A S

Jul 3, 2019

Great class for a refresher or getting to know more about modern art.

By Laurel D

Jan 8, 2018

A very interesting and enlightening course I really enjoyed doing it.

By Julia B

Feb 8, 2016

Really informative and well structured. I really enjoyed this course!

By Daniela G

Jan 10, 2016

I loved the introductions I will take the rest of the course as well.

By ozum o

Dec 27, 2020

I like this course, it was very informative. Thank you sooooo much!!

By Michelle B

Jun 28, 2020

great introduction even if you have no prior knowledge of modern art

By Liliana M P F

Jun 22, 2020

Me encantó el curso. Los videos y los temas fueron muy interesantes.

By Piotr K

Jun 20, 2020

Wonderfully prepared and thought-provoking course! Highly recommend!

By Felicity R

May 28, 2020

I learnt so much. A fantastic course presented in an accessible way.

By John D C

Mar 27, 2020

I loved this course. I learned so much about the artists in context.

By Lise Y

Jul 19, 2017

I really enjoyed the thematic approach in this survey of modern art.

By David J H

Mar 24, 2016

Great course for inspiration and new ideas if you are an art teacher


Mar 5, 2020

An amazing experience.Everyone that involves with art should do it.

By Fernanda X M M

Apr 21, 2019

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

Thank you!