Modern Art & Ideas

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.

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Rating 4.6 based on 373 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Jan 21 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From The Museum of Modern Art, Caltech via Coursera
Instructors Lisa Mazzola, S. George Djorgovski
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities Engineering Science
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy

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about modern art in 12 reviews

Different perspectives This course is ideal for anyone who wants to know more about modern art, and understand it thoroughly.

I learned a lot about modern art Absolutely love it.

Now I know more about modern Art and creativity Was one of the best things , I came across!

I needed to learn more about Modern Art, and this class did that at more!

Frustrating because I feel like there is still so much to say about Modern Art and we only had a glimpse through this too short course.

It taught me so much about modern art and helped me understand how modern art is art.

Plus I learnt quite a bit about modern art in america that I didnt know details about.

great opportunity to retrieve old and adopt new knowledge, learn new things about modern art Esté curso me ayudó a comprender mejor el arte moderno; además, abrió mi perspectiva para la apreciación del mismo.

loved this course in 8 reviews

strongly recommended I absolutely loved this course.

Great piece of course with wide subjects covered , inspirational, made me want to learn and explore more, more and more...thank you ? I loved this course.

I really loved this course.

Loved this course!

Loved this course, well-organized, full of interesting material, engaging.

Well worth it I loved this course, I was very interested and every module was over my expectations.

Excelente Curso Very useful Absolutely loved this course, thank you.

I absolutely loved this course.

so much in 8 reviews

Thank you MoMA so much.

I have learnt so much about life and art together.

Thank you so much.

Thanks so much.

Lessons are flawlessly prepared and one learns without an effort, and yet -oh!- learns and develops so much.I hope this course will stay active on Coursera forever.

reading material in 7 reviews

норм , только два эссе по 500 слов Great content, excellent videos and amazing reading material!

I liked the lively video clips, the interesting reading materials, the quizzes and also doing two x 500 word assignments made it more valid and meaningful to me.

I also really appreciated the reading materials for this course, and how precise yet detailed they were.

The additional reading material (some optional, other not) allows you to take your understanding to a slightly higher level.

The content has been carefully selected and the reading material is very interesting.

I would however, change the final quizzes, which rely too much on one essay rather than on the videos or on other reading material.

I am not teaching but this course was interested Great video lessons and extra reading material to expand concepts and ideas.

so many in 6 reviews

I like this course a lot, i enjoyed and I learn so many things.

The course offers videos, articles and online resources which was originally by Moma, it covers significant knowledge of art history and broadens my insight of art, I’ve gained a deeper understanding of contemporary art and why so many works of contemporary art are different from the ones that came before.

There are people from all around the world and I think it is fullfilling to have the opportunity to see so many different cultures and opinions together taking about art.

It really enriched my understanding about modern art, and it introduced me to so many pieces of work and artists that I did not previously know about.

I learned so many things my degree never taught me.

Also many questions are debatable, and there is no answers in the materials for the course.

final assignment in 5 reviews

The topics covered are quite interesting, and by the end of the course one is easily inspired enough to complete the final assignments.

Great course and well compiled lessons friendly tutors Thank you Moma and coursera I haven't done the final assignment yet - but up until now: A great course!

In fact I didn't finish because the final assignment was far to daunting to do on a phone keyboard and I was traveling without a laptop during the final weeks of the course.

However, the final assignment's grading is unacceptable.

The final assignment did not have this, and as a consequence, when the final grade was in, low or high, you cannot know why, and fix your mistakes in the future.

And in order to submit my final assignment I had to embedded my images into a word doc and export it as a PDF...

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An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Adjunct Professor, Art and Art History. $30k

Lecturer, Department of Art and Art History $35k

art faculty 1 $38k

Art Docent $60k

Art Secretary $62k

Art Installer $64k

Art Scholar $66k

Professor of Art and Art History $73k

Art and Design $75k

Art Director & Digital Art Director $82k

Art Director, Art Coordinator $83k

Chair of the Department of Art and Art History $83k

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The Museum of Modern Art

Rating 4.6 based on 373 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Jan 21 (2 days ago)
Cost $49
From The Museum of Modern Art, Caltech via Coursera
Instructors Lisa Mazzola, S. George Djorgovski
Free Limited Content
Language English
Subjects Art & Design Humanities Engineering Science
Tags Arts And Humanities Music And Art Physical Science And Engineering Physics And Astronomy