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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 Lluvia A D A C

Apr 18, 2020

is an incredible course, you gonna learn a lot of things and get a lot of inspiration. 100% recommended

By Piyathida C

Apr 18, 2020

If you love art and eager to know more deeply about it. Just enroll the course immediately! Trust me :)

By Luis E V R

Apr 1, 2018

Very complete course, with a lot of information and clear ideas about art in diferent ways of thinking.

By Jon

May 29, 2017

Good to have an outlet for engaged critical thought in regards Modern and Contemporary art. Thank you.

By Ester M

Mar 8, 2017

Very entertaining. It gives a very nice overview of Modern Art in a positive, cretive and engaging way.

By Phoebe T

Aug 17, 2016

Amazing resources, fantastic discussion points; a great course for art students and art teachers alike!

By Elyse C

Aug 8, 2016

This is a fun course that will change how you view the world and introduce you to lesser known artists.

By Alexander S

Dec 9, 2021

Great course, thanks for videos, for russian subtitles, for reading materials for practice quizzes etc

By Jeffrey P C

Oct 17, 2021

I found the course extremely useful. It was a privilege to learn about the art in the MoMA collection.

By Avadhi D

Mar 30, 2020

This course offers deep insights into the world of art. anyone can take it and gain immensely from it.

By Ines M S

Jun 22, 2019

Loved this course! It provided me with tools to better look and analyze art. Great insight! Thank you!

By Kelly B

Apr 6, 2022

A very good program to start learning the ideas behind art and understanding different works of art.

By Elivelton F T

Oct 8, 2020

The course had an excellent curation of images, the themes developed influenced my critical thinking.

By Amapola F

Aug 13, 2020

This was a great experience, I learned so much. Thank you, I really appreciate having access to this!

By Luna X

Jan 20, 2019

Great class.

although there is technique problems at final assignment.

I finish it but couldn't submit.

By Lisa M

Dec 3, 2017

Fantastic art, videos, and articles. Makes me want to seek out more in my hometown museum. Thank you!

By Ksenia C

May 23, 2016

A very nice corse which will in a quite simple way show you how to teach art. I'm glad I've taken it!

By Chia Y

Oct 6, 2015

Introduce many interesting artworks and you can actually try to be an curator in the last assignment.

By Hongying Y

Aug 27, 2020

Very cool course! I have learnt a lot from this course and I feel more interested in modern art now!

By Paoli O

Jul 9, 2020

Very informative and engaging. Definitely recommend this course, for fun or for professional growth!

By Andrea J D

May 31, 2020

I loved this course and how it opened my eyes to Modern Art and it's different themes to view it by.

By Keryn N

Jun 20, 2017

I especially liked the diversity of the Art and Artists featured in this course. Thoroughly enjoyed!

By Maharlika P

Nov 19, 2015

Very informative, different format of teaching, loved how thorough the complimentary resources were.

By Thitaporn X

Jan 5, 2022

One of the best courses I've ever taken in my life. Now I really wanna go to America to visit MoMA!