MoMA's best online courses

MoMA's best online courses

Today we bring you a series of online art courses of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) from New York.

They are in English, but with Spanish subtitles, allowing us to access art training at the hands of one of the most prestigious institutions in the world.

Seeing Through Photographs (See through the photographs)

Introduction:

Although taking, sharing and viewing photos has become a «second nature»For many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate.

This course aims address the gap between actually seeing and understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches and technologies that inform us of their creation.

Here we will take a closer look at photos from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) collection and learn a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and how it has been used throughout its nearly 180-year history, either as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration, as a documentation instrument, to tell and record stories and as a way of communication and criticism in our increasingly visual culture.

Modern Art and Ideas (Modern Art & Ideas)

Introduction:

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about modern and contemporary art.

For five weeks art will be seen through a variety of subjects: Places and spaces, Art and identity, Transformation of everyday objects and Art and society.

Each week begins with a video that connects the works of art in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) with the subject at hand.

Audio interviews with artists, designers, and curators will be heard; and more about the selected works will be learned through readings and additional resources.

What is the contemporary art? (What is Contemporary Art)

Introduction:

¿What is the contemporary art? This course will consider and attempt to answer this question through more than 70 works of art made between 1980 and the present, with a special focus on the art of the last decade.

In it, artists, architects and designers from around the world will be heard directly about their creative processes, materials and inspiration.

Five themes serve as a guide: Media: from television to the Internet, Territories and transit, Materials and manufacturing, Agency and Power.

We can learn while the artists invite us to their studios, to their neighborhoods and they will make us experiment with them with the materials they use.

Not only will we develop a deeper understanding of how artists work today, but we will also explore some of their many approaches to the pressing issues and problems of our time.

This course will allow us to fearlessly look at contemporary art wherever we find it, and make connections with our own lives or creative practices.

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