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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 521 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Sep 30 (7 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The Museum of Modern Art, Caltech via Coursera
Instructors Lisa Mazzola, S. George Djorgovski
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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 20 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.

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.

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well structured in 9 reviews

It was very well structured and at the right pace.

Well structured, nicely presented, a to-the-point selection of art pieces.

Really informative and well structured.

Quiz was not well structured and title suggested a different idea than what the course was really about.

It is also really well structured, and there are lots of complimentary (and reliable) sources to go to for extra learning.

Well structured curse.

Great experience A very well structured course, interesting course material es para mi I've loved taking part in this course, learning in a flexible way and sharing with a fun community from all around the world.

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reading material in 8 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.

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.

Even though each reading material of the courses cannot be made open to public, I believe at least the alternatives may be increased as done under this Course.

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absolutely loved in 7 reviews

strongly recommended I absolutely loved this course.

I absolutely loved the videos and visuals, and the input of people who actually work MoMA.

I absolutely loved this course.

I absolutely loved the, albeit short, fun videos for each week.

great introduction to many famous artists I absolutely loved it!

Absolutely loved learning every part of this course!

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final assignment in 7 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!

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...

The final assignment was a good solo version of this, but there should be a task like this where people can bounce ideas off each other.

Great class.although there is technique problems at final assignment.I finish it but couldn't submit.

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thought provoking in 6 reviews

good Thought provoking course topics.

The course is really thought provoking and it brings the modern art to me.

This was a thought provoking, tip of the ice-berg, inspiring and simple course appropriate for nearly anyone with an interest in 'the arts'.

Great, interesting and thought provoking course Excellent!

Would highly recommend I love this website it is so helpful Well ''curated'' and organized, very informative and thought provoking.

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Careers

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 521 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Sep 30 (7 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From The Museum of Modern Art, Caltech via Coursera
Instructors Lisa Mazzola, S. George Djorgovski
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
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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