MoMA Offers Online Courses in Modern Art (For Those Who Want to Appreciate Art)

The Museum of Modern Arts’ (MoMA) online courses will soon allow newcomers and experienced art lovers from around the world to learn about modern art through MoMA’s collection.

There are two course formats to choose from:

For 10 weeks starting October 3, MoMA instructor-led courses will offer unlimited access to videos, slideshows, audi, multimedia resources and readings, plus discussion forums that allow the instructor and students to interact.

MoMA also offers a 10-week self-guided courses where you can go on your own pace. It offers the same content as the first format but without discussion forums and instructor guidance.

There are two online courses to choose from:

Modern Art, 1880–1945 uses works from MoMA’s collection to introduce students to the key artworks and iconic figures of modern art including such renowned artists as Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, among others.

Meanwhile, Materials and Techniques of Postwar Painting is a focused look at postwar abstract painting from an artist’s point of view. This course goes into the studio to reveal the materials and techniques that created some of the 20th century’s greatest masterpieces.

The courses are not free, but if that would take you to learn how to appreciate art, then why not.