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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 Carla R

Mar 4, 2020

Great course and art to ponder on. The platform is a little clunky. Thanks for making me think.

By Emily E

Feb 4, 2016

It wasn't clear when I signed up that the course was focused on educators. i still enjoyed it.

By Valerie I

Mar 6, 2017

Nice information about Modern and contemporary art. General information, with good resources.

By Peter J W

Sep 6, 2017

Thought provoking course topics. Very high level of course production as per usual from MOMA.

By Sam A

Feb 26, 2016

While the course is interesting - I believe it can be more in depth and cover more art works

By Maria P

Dec 24, 2019

It was an interesting course, however I would expect it more interactive and more “live”.

By Yee J

Nov 9, 2015

Good information. Can be a bit longer. Completed too quickly. Can improve on the quizzes

By Montrel F

May 28, 2020


By Paul C

Jul 18, 2020

Strong collection of artists to review and study. Substantial content for the course

By MFD18I012 G D

Aug 5, 2020

Interesting and learning something new apart from engineering makes me feel good.

By Zeyun L

Oct 19, 2015

Good way to learn how to present an art work and express personal interpretation.

By Omarova D A

Jan 12, 2022

great course. Thanks to MoMA, I discovered many new names and directions in art.

By emily_w.h c

Jun 21, 2021

At home, on my laptop I could get a comprehensive lecture of modern art & ideas.

By Jim G

May 18, 2020

It was an interesting course but a lot of work, especially the final assignment

By Camila F V J

Jun 22, 2020

Muy buen curso, aunque lo recomiendo más que nada para aprender de referentes.

By Elio C

May 16, 2020

Muy amplio y demas motivador.Contiene todo el material que suponia y por demas

By Marie-Laure L

Apr 12, 2016

For teachers mostly but we do learn a lot about art and its major themes

By Jaime M

Jul 20, 2017

Very good this course of modern art I learned new things I had fun.

By Mary L R

Mar 19, 2016

easy course but the lecturers do know what they are talking about

By Manya J

Feb 22, 2022

I really enjoyed it. The way tecahing and presenting was amazing

By Eylül K

May 4, 2020

This was a very good start form me for understanding modern art.

By Nicolás R M

Jul 16, 2017

I think is a nice course, it should have more artworks per theme

By 藤井泰裕

May 8, 2022

I got more curious about studying arts.

Thanks for this course!!