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Walker Evans, Subway Portrait from the series Subway Portraits, 1938-1941 on moma.org

Expand your knowledge and creativity – from the comfort of your home – with The Museum of Modern Art‘s online courses!

Walker Evans, Subway Portrait from the series Subway Portraits, 1938-1941 on moma.org

Walker Evans, Subway Portrait from the series Subway Portraits, 1938-1941 on moma.org

Offered for free on Coursera, MoMA’s ongoing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) allow you to take classes about modern and contemporary art and design.

Learn to better understand photographs, what processes are involved in artists’ studio practices, the impacts of fashion.

Current classes include:

Modern Art & Ideas

Audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators is part of the program about modern and contemporary art, that also includes videos that connects works of art from The Museum of Modern Art’s collection to the theme.

Learn 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.”

 

“In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting

Discover how other artists work and think in this course – including audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators! Learn about artists like Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Barnett Newman, and Jackson Pollock.

There are also studio exercises where you can paint and ask for feedback.

 

Seeing Through Photographs

Develop skills to better examine photographs and learn about artistic techniques and innovations in photography and what it’s been used for. This course is especially timely as our world is increasingly visual – how does photography play a part in that?

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