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MoMA Offers Free Online Courses on Fashion, Photography & More

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City is now offering nine free online courses for anyone to take while much of the country is still under stay-at-home orders.

 

Available here, through the Coursera platform, new sessions begin every four-weeks, but you can register at any time and access previous material upon sign-up. Courses are self-ran and can be completed at your own pace.

 

We’ve highlighted a couple classes below.

 

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Fashion as Design 

“Fashion as Design focuses on a selection of more than 70 garments and accessories from around the world, ranging from kente cloth to jeans to 3D-printed dresses. Through these garments, we’re going to look closely at what we wear, why we wear it, how it’s made, and what it means.”

 

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Seeing through Photographs

“Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making.”

 

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What is Contemporary Art?

“What is contemporary art? In this course, you’ll consider this question through more than 70 works of art made between 1980 and the present, with a focus on art from the past decade. You’ll hear directly from artists, architects, and designers from around the globe about their creative processes, materials, and inspiration.”

 

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Modern Art and 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.”