Who is this class for: This course is designed for anyone who would like to learn more about modern and contemporary art and to develop skills for closer looking. No prior knowledge of art history or museum-based teaching practice is required. Please note: If you're a classroom teacher or an educator working in an informal setting and you would like to learn about modern and contemporary art while developing pedagogical skills, we recommend you instead take the course Art & Ideas: Teaching Through Themes.


Created by:  The Museum of Modern Art

  • Lisa Mazzola

    Taught by:  Lisa Mazzola, Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs

    Department of Education
Commitment5 weeks of study, 2 hours per week
Language
English, Subtitles: Italian
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.6 stars
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Coursework
Coursework

Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring pre-recorded videos, quizzes and projects.

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Help from Your Peers

Connect with thousands of other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material, and get help mastering concepts.

Certificates
Certificates

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Creators
The Museum of Modern Art
The Museum of Modern Art is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration. With extraordinary exhibitions and the world's finest collection of modern and contemporary art, MoMA is dedicated to the conversation between the past and the present, the established and the experimental. Our mission is helping you understand, enjoy, and use the art of our time.
Ratings and Reviews
Rated 4.6 out of 5 of 1,330 ratings

Wonderful opportunity to review conceptions of art.

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! Very interesting! Great learning resources (lots of articles, essays, videos).

The course is really thought provoking and it brings the modern art to me. Though this course, I understood some modern artwork I didn't think I could. It also arise my interest in this area and I'd like to learn more. Really looking forward to the other course provided by MOMA in the future.