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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 maira b

Jan 29, 2023

I loved this course but it takes more than 10 hours to complete it. The most interesting thing for me has been the videos.


Jan 2, 2022

Very good course. I learned a lot and the tools all worked very smoothly. Maybe you can set-up part to for advanced level?

By Emanuel S P

Jan 20, 2021

I really enjoyed the course, the concepts and the ideas here presented made me think of art from a totally new perpective.

By Luis G R

Dec 22, 2020

GREAT COURSE! By far the best art course in this plataform. It really open your eyes to art in general. Super recomended!

By Christina E

Nov 29, 2020

An amazing course that totally changed the way I look at Modern & Contemporary Art. Looking forward to more Moma courses!

By Danilo D

Oct 4, 2020

If you are a professional from engineering area, this is a perfect course to understand what is art and how this is made.

By Maribel Z

May 27, 2019

I'm so happy of my first accomplishment with coursera. I am now a certified completer of coursera and I'm so proud of it.

By C H

Mar 31, 2017

I gain a very important knowledge in learning the modern art which is very useful for my basic understanding towards art.

By Diego S

Jun 9, 2020

Great course to introduce yourself on modern art, it has a lot of videos, lectures and resource which you can go deeper.

By Sinelnikova E

Mar 31, 2016

I really enjoyed this course. It was fabulous/

All materials were amasing good, interesting and helpful.

Thanks so much.

By Risa

May 14, 2020

Very easy to follow and I learned about artists' motivation and inspiration which is vital to understanding their work.

By Rohan P M

Aug 29, 2017

an excellent course!! If your looking for the fun way to an introduction to the world of Modern Art, look no further !!

By Mariano E M A

Dec 21, 2021

This course was an excellent experience in which a learned ways to approach art in a more meaningful way. Thank you !

By Samina A

May 10, 2020

The course offers a great variety of content which is presented very well and the exercises are also very encouraging.

By Chris V

May 9, 2020

Great introduction to Modern art and opened my perspective up for a greater appreciation of what artists are doing now

By Neil B

Jan 28, 2017

Fantastic course. Not too heavy, not too light. Gave a great introduction into Modernism and its place in our society.

By Liliana M

Mar 23, 2022

Eu gostei imenso de como eles exploram diferentes temas relacionados e usam obras para representar os mesmos. variosi

By Maitsetseg D

Sep 23, 2020

Wonderful lessons. I think I learned as much as I could. I hope all the lessons I've learned will pay off. Thank you.

By Martin d L P

Jul 29, 2020

This course opens your mind to be able to appreciate in depth works of art that can go unnoticed by the common people

By Sigrid H

May 29, 2020

A great course !! I will certainly continue learning more by using the coursera courses. What a great way to develop.


Apr 29, 2020

A very good course to get your feet on the right path!!! I had learned a lot and I will highly recommend this course.

By Emilce C

Apr 26, 2018

El curso brinda una introducción al arte contemporáneo, las actividades son muy dinámicas y el contenido muy completo

By Ekaterina T

Nov 10, 2016

Thank you for an opportunity to make a course, provided by one of the most famous meuseum of modern art in the world!

By Jan M K

Nov 15, 2021

Really great course for better understanding any type of art and seeing it in different way. I enjoyed whole course.

By Constanza C D P

Jul 28, 2020

Completamente satisfecha por el curso, me encanto, aprendi demasiado y mis perspectivas sobre muchas cosa cambiaron.