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Modern Art & Ideas

Modern and Contemporary Art and Design,

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 4.7 based on 1,152 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Jul 3 (42 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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learned a lot

I learned a lot about modern art Absolutely love it.

I have taken many courses on Coursera now, and I've enjoyed and learned a lot from most of them, but I have to admit I was disappointed with this one, despite having a deep interest in modern art and art theory.

I really enjoyed the course.I learned a lot of things about specific pieces of modern art with some of which I was familiar to and with others I wasn't.The only thing I would say this course lacks is the fact that there are not enough assignments to work on and so we can not use our imagination and knowledge to write something inspiring!

Learned a lot about modern art & grew broader lenses; great course & aesthetically pleasing short videos!> When the retro feeling of intro-videos they've made are brilliantly high-qualities, you know it's from MoMA ;) Thorough and enlightening.

I learned a lot and the tools all worked very smoothly.

Learned a lot from the course!

I've learned a lot through the course.

I learned a lot about how to view different kinds of modern art works and how the artists express themselves.

I learned a lot!

Learned a lot.


wonderful This was such an amazing course, I learned a lot and it made me aware of such great artists!

It is very demanding, but I have learned a lot.

I've learned a lot from it!

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really enjoyed this course

I really enjoyed this course and am grateful for having taken it.

I really enjoyed this course and the way art was discussed based on theme rather than chronologically.

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

I really enjoyed this course!

I loved all the descriptions and information I really enjoyed this course.

I really really enjoyed this course although having no computer I had diffIculties in some parts of the course.

Nice Really enjoyed this course I enjoyed each week's learnings.

Really enjoyed this course!

I really enjoyed this course and learning more about modern art and ideas and exploring the themes highlighted throughout.

Intersting and lots of resources, Ireally enjoyed this course.

I am more interested in modern art after completing this course than ever before.I really enjoyed this course and the way art was discussed based on theme rather than chronologically.

Really enjoyed this course.

I really enjoyed this course and learned a lot!

I really enjoyed this course!!!!

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each week

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

The content was interesting and the short introductory vides for each week excellent, with a narrator far above the usual standard.

The opening videos for each week were particularly engaging.

I haven't really used the discussion forums because I couldn't quite get my head around how they are organised, although I did enjoy sharing my work and seeing other people's work at the end of each week in that forum.

I loved the themes of each week, especially places&spaces.

Each week looks at a really interesting and varied selection of works, so I feel that I have learnt a lot - thank you MoMA!

I loved the videos that introduce each week's theme.

I really enjoy work on this website and thanks to coursera to give me some such of wonderful opportunity to learning different arts and artists their work main important thing is the principle of design work in art also thanks for it I found this course very engaging and interesting, and was eager to come back each week for another module!

I enjoy the pace of this course and the lessons each week.

I could complete it without any time pressures, and I enjoyed the reflections at the end of each week.

I feel more videos of study material should be made available as well as each week's assignment should be graded by peer review.

I enjoyed the organization of the themes each week and doing the quizzes........I learned a lot from doing the quizzes.

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peer review

The quizes are unnecessarily tricky, but to top it all off participants have to write two 500 word peer reviewed essays at the end.

Peer reviewed.

First, I believe there should be an automatic word counter on each essay section to alleviate the issue with peer reviewers assuming that they can judge the number of words by just “eyeballing” the copy.

On more than several occasions, the peer reviewer marked my essay down for exceeding the required length, when, in fact, my essay was not too long.

Additionally, the final essay question for the essay is apparently confusing for the peer reviewers, as they seemed not to realize that the question posed was an either or format.

Agradecida, I resisted the peer review at first but embraced the concept and now truly value applying what I learned and sharing my thoughts and expression.

I also found the format of the last peer review assignment (Curate images to illustrate one or more of those themes presented) quite confusing: the boxes weren’t clearly labeled or the assignment unclear on how/where to explain why those images were chosen.

In addition, does a professor or teacher actually ever look at the entries, or is it only peer reviews?

I really enjoyed the peer reviews.

Also really enjoyed the peer reviews which introduced me to yet more art.

The last test and peer review was a really good experience for me.

If I had one criticism it'd be that it relies on peer review for part of your final mark, and though I understand why (and also I was doing this for free and had absolutely nothing riding on it so it's hard to be too upset), but when a random person misses or ignores the lines of your work where you explicitly and unambiguously state the thing that they mark you down for not stating and you miss out on a 100% mark for a piece it sticks in your throat a little.

On a course taken by a few hundred thousand people created by a museum not a dedicated teaching institution I have no idea what an alternative would be but peer review might potentially be flawed or open to inconsistencies you mightn't get with an alternative or more strict review system.

I appreciated the peer review process and I took great care to write thoughtful reviews for those peers whose work I reviewed.

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modern art & ideas

I would like to congratulate the group responsible for Modern Art & Ideas for the excellent job putting all this together.

:( I like the course very much because it gives me different aspects of Modern Art & Ideas.

I'm totally satisfied by the course "Modern Art & Ideas"!

A great introduction to Modern Art & Ideas.

I have gained so much knowledged on Modern Art & Ideas that I did know about before.

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looking forward

Looking forward to more Moma courses!

Really looking forward to the other course provided by MOMA in the future.

Looking forward to more courses by MoMA in the future!

I am looking forward to receiving my certificate.

Looking forward to studying with you again.

It has given me a whole new appreciation for art and I'm really looking forward to visiting some galleries with my new found knowledge.

I was excited and looking forward to the next part, and am sorry it ended.

Wonderful course, really, thank you for this opportunity, looking forward to do more.

Looking forward to taking another MoMA course on Coursera.

Looking forward to participate in other courses from MoMa.

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highly recommended

Highly Recommended!

Highly recommended for anyone with or without art background to get a sense and touch to start or pick up.

Highly recommended, no matter what your background.

Highly recommended course for art lovers.

Highly recommended!

Highly recommended to anyone interested in Modern and Contemporary Art .

Highly recommended.

Highly recommended, I loved everything about Modern Art and Ideas.

Great course, highly recommended.

Highly recommended for anyone just curious what modern art is about.

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thought provoking

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.

This was a very thought provoking and informative course!

So Interesting and thought provoking rich in information.

Thought provoking and challenging.

The final practical assignments were thought provoking and fun.

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del arte moderno

un paseo por lo mas representativo del arte moderno, dividido en temas semanales que nos permiten ver mas allá de la obra que se nos presenta, nos pide pensar en el contexto histórico del momento de su ejecución y en el mensaje que el artista desea enviarnos.

Donde uno puede aprender y adentrarse en el mundo del arte moderno.

Este curso me ayudo a aprender mas sobre la historia del arte moderno.

Curso dinámico, reflexivo y de gran interés para implementar la capacidad de análisis en el comportamiento del arte moderno, sus causas, formas de manifestarse y alcances.

Good time spend reading about stuff Excelente curso, gracias a este conozco un poco más del arte moderno y puedo expresar mi opinión acerca de una obra mucho más crítica y con mayor fundamento.

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learnt so much

I have learnt so much about life and art together.

I’ve learnt so much as a result especially about the various themes.

I learnt so much from this course!

I learnt so much and feel more informed about Modern Art.

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los temas

es como otros cursos del moma, es mas exigente, dura 5 semanas con dos trabajos, uno calificado por compañeros, pero los temas se ven en mayor profundidad.

Substantial content for the course Los temas y las obras seleccionadas fueron pertinentes, inspiradoras, esclarecedoras.

Interesante y los temas muy bien seleccionados, el arte tiene tantas vertientes que de pronto es difícil abordarlo sin una intención.

Los videos y los temas fueron muy interesantes.

Los temas son super interesantes y la explicacion es clara y entretenida.

Ha sido muy interesante y útil, he podido aprender mucho y los temas del curso están muy bien organizados.

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after completing

It actually urges me to explore further after completing this course.

Well done to the team behind this course as I am more interested in modern art after completing this course than ever before.

I feel that I have gotten a good ground to further explore and understand as also enjoy modern art after completing the course .

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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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Rating 4.7 based on 1,152 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Starts Jul 3 (42 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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