The Museum of Modern Art has launched a series of five free courses on contemporary art. Everyone who joins the courses can learn about painting, photography, and fashion.
In the course What Is Contemporary Art? students will learn about the works of art made between 1980 and the present. The course Modern Art and Ideas is mainly focused on the theory. The artists, designers, and curators will talk about their art in audio interviews.
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“Pauline Rivera, 20, repeatedly stabbed, with a hatpin, the face of the inconstant Luthier, a dishwasher of Chatou, who had underestimated her.” No it’s not some kind of twisted poetry, it’s the news, written by #FelixFeneon in three jolting lines. In addition to his activities as a dealer and collector, Fénéon was a prolific art critic and journalist. In 1906, he began the anonymous column “Nouvelles en trois lignes” (News in Three Lines) for the Parisian newspaper “Le Matin.” Distilling true stories into a few lines, Fénéon reported sensational news, from murders and suicides to political protests and workers’ demonstrations. His sardonic humor and wit create a picture of violence, scandal, and unrest in early-20th-century France. How would you distill today's headlines into three lines? Read more News in Three Lines at mo.ma/feneon, and in the exhibition catalogue, “Félix Fénéon—The Anarchist and the Avant-Garde,” available via @momadesignstore, or link in bio. #MoMAVirtualViews — [Félix Vallotton. “Félix Fénéon dans le bureau de La Revue blanche (Félix Fénéon at the Revue Blanche).” 1896. Oil on cardboard. Private collection]
The course In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting offers a deeper understanding of the lives and thinking of famous New York artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, and Agnes Martin.
Designers, historians, and style experts will share their knowledge on the course Fashion as Design. And on the course Seeing Through the Photo, participants will be able to analyze photographs taken over the past 180 years.
The courses will be available for everyone on the online platform Coursera. In case there is not enough time for attending these courses, Beautiful Lifestyle magazine recommends to spend some minutes enjoying a virtual tour in the museum.