The Museum of Modern Art
Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization
The Museum of Modern Art

Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialization

Explore Art and Ideas of Our Time. Develop a deeper understanding of artists’ and designers’ processes, and gain confidence in looking at and talking about art.

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Sarah Meister
Paola Antonelli
Michelle Millar Fisher

Instructors: Sarah Meister

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Specialization - 4 course series

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  • Develop a deeper understanding of artists’ and designers’ processes, including modes of experimentation and responses to technological innovation.

  • Develop critical thinking and looking skills to understand how artists and designers respond to the social and cultural issues of their time.

  • Gain confidence in looking at and talking about modern and contemporary art and design, and find inspiration from art all around you.

  • Better comprehend the choices you make about fashion with respect to expression, identity, and issues such as labor practices and sustainability.

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  • Understand the relationship between a photograph’s subject and meaning, and the differences between photographs as objects and photographic images.

  • Gain confidence in looking at and talking about photography, and find inspiration from photographs all around you.

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The Museum of Modern Art
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