It will probably be some time before your next visit to the Museum of Modern Art, although you can always take a podcast tour of the collection or visit it online. But now that you have some free time, you might want to take it to another level and up your art game. In this case, the Museum of Modern Art makes it easy with its free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on Coursera.
Through these offerings, you’ll be able to hear directly from curators, artists, and designers, and take a closer look at the works featured in MoMA’s collection and exhibitions. You can enroll in the program at any time and complete it at your own pace. So what can you expect? Lots of cool stuff, actually, and to give you an idea, we’ve listed some examples below. You can now register for all offers on Coursera.
What is contemporary art?
Good question, and one that will likely find an answer by exploring over 70 works of art made between 1980 and today.
Modern art and ideas
MoMA draws from its collection to examine some of the major themes that have occupied artists and designers for the past 100 or so years.
See through the photographs
The artist and curators explain how photography has been used throughout its history and the impact it has had on culture as a result.
Fashion as design
What we wear, why we wear it, how it’s made and what it signifies is central to this look at fashion and its crucial role in defining the look of historical periods, including our own.