What you'll learn
Module 1: Introduction to Modern Art & Ideas
Module 2: Places & Spaces
Module 3: Art & Identity
Module 4: Transforming Everyday Objects
Module 5: Art & Society
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.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Modern Art & Ideas
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Lisa Mazzola – Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs – Department of Education
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks