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MoMA COURSES ONLINE

Online Courses = MoMA on Demand

Choose from our seven online courses and explore the exciting world of modern and contemporary art, anytime, anywhere. Gain access to behind-the-scenes videos featuring curators, conservators, artists, and more!

Want to sample an online course experience? Try a free demo from a class on the artist Jackson Pollock.

 
Instructor-Led versions:

Did you know you can take an online course with
other students around the world?

  • Fall term starts on October 1, 2014.
  • Engage with instructors and other students in weekly discussion forums
  • Course fees range from $200 to 350

 
Self-Guided versions:

Are you an independent learner?

  • Start anytime
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Course fees range from $99 to 139.
    Newly reduced pricing!


Need more information? Read our course descriptions below or visit our About/FAQ page.

Are you a teacher looking for MoMA’s free Professional Development courses? Visit coursera.org/MoMA and enroll in one of our MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course).


Course Descriptions

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Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time

Instructor: Randall Packer

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Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time is a six-week course taught by media artist and scholar Randall Packer, who gathered hard-to-find archival materials and documents from landmark exhibitions of avant-garde performance, video, and sound art, as well as media installations and Internet art. The works of more than a dozen artists including Bill Viola, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, and Joan Jonas are streamed into MoMA’s online classroom. MoMA curators Paola Antonelli, Klaus Biesenbach, and Barbara London, along with art critics and artists, share their views on the importance of these dynamic works of art and design in behind-the-scenes interviews. Students will be “doing” as they are learning: each week offers a DIY media project to complete and discuss with fellow students.

Winner of a Museums and the Web 2014 Best of the Web Award

Week 1: Art & Engineering
Week 2: Performance Art
Week 3: The Cool Medium
Week 4: Sonic Manifestations
Week 5: Expanded Video
Week 6: Networked Art

Multimedia artist and composer Randall Packer is also an educator, writer, and scholar in new media, most notably as co-editor of Multimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality. He holds an MFA and a PhD in music composition and has taught multimedia at the University of California, Berkeley, Maryland Institute College of Art, and American University in Washington, DC. Most recently, he developed Open Source Studio (OSS), an international project exploring collaboration and distance learning in the media arts. Packer works and teaches remotely from his studio in Washington, DC.


Schedule
Class runs for 6 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$350

Self-Guided
$139

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$300

Self-Guided
$125.10

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From Pigment to Pixel: Color in Modern and Contemporary Art

Instructor: Corey D'Augustine

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“Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence. It affords utility to all, but unveils its deeper mysteries only to its devotees.”
     –Johannes Itten

Dive into color and explore its innovations, impact, and uses through an exciting array of works in MoMA's collection. Curators, educators, and conservators discuss how technological advances and new uses of materials combined with creative experimentation have challenged and expanded ideas of color in painting, sculpture, photography, design, and new media.

Unique behind-the-scenes visits to MoMA’s conservation labs, technical analysis, studio demonstrations, and exercises complement class discussions and enhance understanding of the inventive and provocative uses of color in art and design, from the rational to the exuberant. Artists discussed include Georges-Pierre Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Vasily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Joe Colombo, Helen Levitt, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, and Pipilotti Rist.

Week 1: Introduction: What Is Color?
Week 2: Symbolism and Pseudoscience
Week 3: Freedom and Spirituality
Week 4: Bauhaus: Relearning Color
Week 5: The Monochrome
Week 6: Plastics and the 1960s
Week 7: Color Photography
Week 8: Color in the Digital Realm

Corey D'Augustine is a painting conservator who worked for many years at MoMA. He is also an artist who has exhibited in New York and abroad.


Schedule
Class runs for 8 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$350

Self-Guided
$139

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$300

Self-Guided
$125.10

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Five Puzzles of Contemporary Art

Instructor: Pablo Helguera

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In the 1960s, artists began making radical gestures that questioned practically every aspect of what art was conceived of at the time, from the physical and temporal context in which it is seen, to how it is displayed and who gets to access or own it. In this five-week course, students learn about key issues in art from the past 50 years and explore one of five puzzles of contemporary art each week: Beauty, Value, Original, Concept, and Process. Students enjoy exclusive videos of interviews with MoMA curators, conservators, and collection specialists, and explore compelling works in MoMA’s collection by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeff Koons, Sol Lewitt, Allan McCollum, and Richard Serra. Students have the opportunity to participate in weekly discussions on course themes with MoMA educator Pablo Helguera.

Week 1: The Puzzle of Beauty
Week 2: The Puzzle of Value
Week 3: The Puzzle of the Original
Week 4: The Puzzle of the Concept
Week 5: The Puzzle of Experience

Pablo Helguera is Director of Adult and Academic Programs in the Department of Education at MoMA. In 2011 he was pedagogical curator of the 8th Mercosul Biennial in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He is also the author of several books, including Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011) and What in the World: A Subjective Museum’s Biography (2010). Helguera is a visual and performance artist whose work incorporates pedagogy, social engagement, historical research, and language.


Schedule
Class runs for 5 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$250

Self-Guided
$110

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$200

Self-Guided
$99

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Materials and Techniques of Postwar Abstract Painting

Instructor: Corey D'Augustine

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Experience postwar abstract painting from an artist’s point of view. This course leads students in a hands-on examination of the materials and techniques that created some of the 20th century's greatest masterpieces. Two introductory classes cover the basics of preparing a canvas and mixing and applying paint, and each subsequent class focuses on a major artist in MoMA’s collection, using slide lectures, videos shot on location in MoMA’s galleries, and studio demonstrations to enrich understanding. Every week, students will paint a canvas based on the work of an iconic artist from the period—from Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning to Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman—with the aid of an online discussion forum and digital images shared among students and the instructor. Combining studio techniques, visual analysis, and art historical insight, the class offers students a unique appreciation of how the materiality of paint and the activity of painting affected the development of abstract art. Students will have assigned readings, and will be given access to a wide range of multimedia educational resources.

A digital camera is required in order to photograph and post work for weekly discussions. Students will need to purchase materials and supplies for this course (costs range from $20 to $200, depending on your paint preferences). View the supply list.

Week 1: Introduction to the New York School
Week 2: Introduction to Painting Materials and Color Theory
Week 3: Barnett Newman
Week 4: Robert Ryman
Week 5: Willem de Kooning
Week 6: Jackson Pollock
Week 7: Mark Rothko
Week 8: Philip Guston
Week 9: Ad Reinhardt
Week 10: Frank Stella

Corey D'Augustine is a painting conservator who worked for many years at MoMA. He is also an artist who has exhibited in New York and abroad.


Schedule
Class runs for 10 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$350

Self-Guided
$139

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$300

Self-Guided
$125.10

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Experimenting with Collage

Instructor: Katerina Lanfranco

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Collage grabs your attention quickly, but it takes time to really see it. It is the original "recycling" approach to materials in art making—it takes the old and makes it new. Through fragmenting, combining, and recontextualizing, objects and images are transformed. This eight-week course combines studio demonstrations of collage techniques with close study of significant works in MoMA's collection. Detailed demonstrations will show you how to make your own collages, inspired by the ways in which these masters pushed the boundaries of representation and materials. Watch exclusive videos—shot in MoMA's galleries—about works by some of the masters of collage, including Pablo Picasso, Joseph Cornell, Hannah Höch, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Bradford, and others. These videos, together with readings, slideshows, and discussions, make for a dynamic and challenging studio course for newcomers and experts alike.

A digital camera is required in order to photograph and post work for weekly discussions. Students will need to purchase materials and supplies for this course (costs range from $20 to $200, depending on your paint preferences). View the supply list.

Week 1: Fragmenting the Picture Plane
Week 2: Appropriation and Recontextualization
Week 3: Drawing with Scissors
Week 4: Cultural Icons and Symbols
Week 5: The Figure
Week 6: Assemblage
Week 7: Altered Book Project
Week 8: Off the Wall

Katerina Lanfranco received her BA at University of California at Santa Cruz and her MFA at Hunter College, City University of New York. She is a New York-based artist and arts educator specializing in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and mixed media work. Katerina teaches visual arts courses at Fordham University and LIM College.


Schedule
Class runs for 8 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$350

Self-Guided
$139

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$300

Self-Guided
$125.10

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Modern Art: 1880–1945

Instructors: Larissa Bailiff

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In this class, you will discover the fascinating stories, key works, and iconic figures of modern art, from its origins in Post-Impressionism to the beginnings of the New York School. Moving chronologically through the Museum's collection, you will explore an array of renowned and provocative objects—from paintings that challenged the official Academy and revolutionized the conventions of representation to works that are completely abstract—by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, among others.

Classes combine brief art history lectures, readings, and video shot on location in MoMA’s galleries. Regular discussion activities with the instructor and other students occur throughout the 10-week term.

Week 1: Van Gogh and Post-Impressionism
Week 2: Klimt and Symbolism
Week 3: Matisse and Fauvism
Week 4: Kandinsky and Expressionism
Week 5: Picasso and Cubism/Boccioni and Futurism
Week 6: Modigliani and the School of Paris
Week 7: Malevich, Mondrian, and Utopian Visions
Week 8: Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus
Week 9: Dada and Duchamp
Week 10: Dalí and Surrealism

Deborah A. Goldberg (PhD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and lectures regularly for The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA. She coedited and contributed to the book Alexander Archipenko Revisited: An International Perspective (2008).

Larissa Bailiff (PhD, ABD, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University) is a specialist in 19th-century French art and social history. Formerly an associate educator at MoMA, she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at both the Fashion Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute.


Schedule
Class runs for 10 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$350

Self-Guided
$139

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$300

Self-Guided
$125.10

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Modern and Contemporary Art: 1945–1989

Instructors: Paula Burleigh

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This course is intended as a guided social experience examining major artists, artworks, and movements after World War II. With experienced MoMA instructors, students explore the emergence of the New York School and its links to a new global economy centered in New York, Dada's revival, Pop art's flowering in mass consumer society, and Minimalism's formal refinement and emphasis on spatial context. The course will then consider Conceptual art's fundamental questioning of art, the development of multimedia artistic practices and performance art, and the influence of identity politics on art.

Each week of the course includes exclusive videos—shot in MoMA's galleries—of works by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse, George Maciunas, Louise Lawler, Nan Goldin, and many more. Lectures, slideshows, and written and multimedia content enrich and contextualize videos from the galleries, and weekly class discussions with your classmates and instructor give you a chance to share your thoughts and questions.

Week 1: Pollock and the New York School
Week 2: Alberto Giacometti and Postwar Europe
Week 3: Andy Warhol and Neo-Dada and Pop
Week 4: Eva Hesse and Minimalism and Post-Minimalism
Week 5: Sol LeWitt and Conceptual Art
Week 6: George Maciunas and Performance Art
Week 7: Louise Lawler and Feminism
Week 8: Bruce Nauman and Identity Politics
Week 9: Georg Baselitz and Neo-expressionism
Week 10: Nan Goldin and Photography

Paula Burleigh (PhD candidate, the Graduate Center, City University of New York) is a specialist in post-WWII European and American art. She teaches undergraduate courses in art history at Baruch College, and she lectures at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Jennifer Katanic (PhD Candidate, the Graduate Center, City University of New York) is a specialist in modern and contemporary art, with an emphasis on Slavic studies. She is currently writing her dissertation, Revolutionary Artist, Comrade, Hero: The Not So Eventful Life of Jaroslav Čermák (1830–1878). She is a lecturer in the Department of Education at The Museum of Modern Art and works with International Art Guides as a contemporary art educator at Art Basel Miami Beach. She has taught art history at Rutgers University and City College, New York.


Schedule
Class runs for 10 weeks

Instructor-Led versions
begin October 1, 2014
Non Member

Instructor-Led
$350

Self-Guided
$139

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

Instructor-Led
$300

Self-Guided
$125.10

Self-Guided Versions

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Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time

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Instructor: Randall Packer

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Catalysts: Artists Creating with Sound, Video, and Time is a six-week course taught by media artist and scholar Randall Packer, who gathered hard-to-find archival materials and documents from landmark exhibitions of avant-garde performance, video, and sound art, as well as media installations and Internet art. The works of more than a dozen artists including Bill Viola, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, Bruce Nauman, Vito Acconci, and Joan Jonas are streamed into MoMA’s online classroom. MoMA curators Paola Antonelli, Klaus Biesenbach, and Barbara London, along with art critics and artists, share their views on the importance of these dynamic works of art and design in behind-the-scenes interviews.

Module 1: Art & Engineering
Module 2: Performance Art
Module 3: The Cool Medium
Module 4: Sonic Manifestations
Module 5: Expanded Video
Module 6: Networked Art

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 6 weeks
Non Member

$150

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$125

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From Pigment to Pixel: Color in Modern and Contemporary Art

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“Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence. It affords utility to all, but unveils its deeper mysteries only to its devotees.”
     –Johannes Itten

Dive into color and explore its innovations, impact, and uses through an exciting array of works in MoMA's collection. Curators, educators, and conservators discuss how technological advances and new uses of materials combined with creative experimentation have challenged and expanded ideas of color in painting, sculpture, photography, design, and new media.

Unique behind-the-scenes visits to MoMA’s conservation labs, technical analysis, studio demonstrations, and exercises complement class discussions and enhance understanding of the inventive and provocative uses of color in art and design, from the rational to the exuberant. Artists discussed include Georges-Pierre Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Henri Matisse, Vasily Kandinsky, Josef Albers, Hans Hofmann, Yves Klein, Ad Reinhardt, Joe Colombo, Helen Levitt, William Eggleston, Cindy Sherman, and Pipilotti Rist.

Module 1: Introduction: What Is Color?
Module 2: Symbolism and Pseudoscience
Module 3: Freedom and Spirituality
Module 4: Bauhaus: Relearning Color
Module 5: The Monochrome
Module 6: Plastics and the 1960s
Module 7: Color Photography
Module 8: Color in the Digital Realm

Self-guided courses have rolling admission (within 24–48 hours after registering, you will receive an e-mail from MoMA Courses with a link to your course).

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 8 weeks
Non Member

$150

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$125

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Five Puzzles of Contemporary Art

Now Available

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In the 1960s, artists began making radical gestures that questioned practically every aspect of what was considered art, from the physical and temporal context in which it is seen, to how it is displayed and who gets to access or own it. In this five-week course, students learn about key issues in art over the past 50 years through five puzzles of contemporary art: Beauty, Value, Original, Concept, and Process. Students enjoy exclusive videos of interviews with MoMA curators, conservators, and collection specialists, and explore compelling works in MoMA’s collection by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Jeff Koons, Sol LeWitt, Allan McCollum, and Richard Serra.

Module 1: The Puzzle of Beauty
Module 2: The Puzzle of Value
Module 3: The Puzzle of the Original
Module 4: The Puzzle of the Concept
Module 5: The Puzzle of Experience

Self-guided courses have rolling admission (within 24–48 hours after registering, you will receive an e-mail from MoMA Courses with a link to your course).

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 5 weeks
Non Member

$125

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$99

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Materials and Techniques of Postwar Abstract Painting

Now Available

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Experience postwar abstract painting from an artist’s point of view. This course leads students in a hands-on examination of the materials and techniques that created some of the 20th century’s greatest masterpieces. Two introductory classes cover the basics of preparing a canvas and mixing and applying paint, and each subsequent class focuses on a major artist in MoMA’s collection, using slide lectures, videos shot on location in MoMA’s galleries, and studio demonstrations to enrich understanding. Every week, students will paint a canvas based on the work of an iconic artist from the period—from Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning to Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Combining studio techniques, visual analysis, and art historical insight, the class offers students a unique appreciation of how the materiality of paint and the activity of painting affected the development of abstract art. Students will have assigned readings, and will be given access to a wide range of multimedia educational resources.

Students will need to purchase materials and supplies for this course (costs range from $20 to $200, depending on your paint preferences). View the supply list.

Module 1: Introduction to the New York School
Module 2: Introduction to Painting Materials and Color Theory
Module 3: Barnett Newman
Module 4: Robert Ryman
Module 5: Willem de Kooning
Module 6: Jackson Pollock
Module 7: Mark Rothko
Module 8: Philip Guston
Module 9: Ad Reinhardt
Module 10: Frank Stella

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 10 weeks
Non Member

$150

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$125

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Modern Art, 1880–1945

Now Available

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In this class, you will discover the fascinating stories, key works, and iconic figures of modern art, from its origins in Post-Impressionism to the beginnings of the New York School. Moving chronologically through the Museum's collection, you will explore an array of renowned and provocative objects—from paintings that challenged the official Academy and revolutionized the conventions of representation to works that are completely abstract—by such artists as Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Constantin Brancusi, Marcel Duchamp, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso, among others.

Classes combine brief art history lectures, readings, and video shot on location in MoMA’s galleries.

Module 1: Van Gogh and Post-Impressionism
Module 2: Klimt and Symbolism
Module 3: Matisse and Fauvism
Module 4: Kandinsky and Expressionism
Module 5: Picasso and Cubism/Boccioni and Futurism
Module 6: Modigliani and the School of Paris
Module 7: Malevich, Mondrian, and Utopian Visions
Module 8: Moholy-Nagy and the Bauhaus
Module 9: Dada and Duchamp
Module 10: Dalí and Surrealism

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 10 weeks
Non Member

$150

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$125

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Experimenting with Collage

Now Available

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Collage grabs your attention quickly, but it takes time to really see it. It is the original "recycling" approach to materials in art making—it takes the old and makes it new. Through fragmenting, combining, and recontextualizing, objects and images are transformed. This eight-week course combines studio demonstrations of collage techniques with close study of significant works in MoMA's collection. Detailed demonstrations will show you how to make your own collages, inspired by the ways in which these masters pushed the boundaries of representation and materials. Watch exclusive videos—shot in MoMA's galleries—about works by some of the masters of collage, including Pablo Picasso, Joseph Cornell, Hannah Höch, Robert Rauschenberg, Mark Bradford, and others. These videos, together with readings and slideshows, make for a dynamic and challenging studio course for newcomers and experts alike.

Students will need to purchase materials and supplies for this course (costs range from $20 to $200, depending on your preferences).

Week 1: Fragmenting the Picture Plane
Week 2: Appropriation and Recontextualization
Week 3: Drawing with Scissors
Week 4: Cultural Icons and Symbols
Week 5: The Figure
Week 6: Assemblage
Week 7: Altered Book Project
Week 8: Off the Wall

Self-guided courses have rolling admission (within 24–48 hours after registering, you will receive an e-mail from MoMA Courses with a link to your course).

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 8 weeks
Non Member

$150

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$125

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Modern and Contemporary Art: 1945–1989

Now Available

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Let MoMA be your guide to examining major artists, artworks, and movements after World War II. Through prerecorded videos, slideshows, and lectures, you will explore the emergence of the New York School and its links to a new global economy centered in New York City, Dada's revival, Pop art's flowering in mass consumer society, and Minimalism's formal refinement and emphasis on spatial context. The course will then consider Conceptual art's fundamental questioning of art, the development of multimedia artistic practices and performance art, and the influence of identity politics on art.

Each week of the course includes exclusive videos—shot in MoMA's galleries—of works by Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd, Eva Hesse, George Maciunas, Louise Lawler, Nan Goldin, and many more. Lectures, slideshows, and written and multimedia content enrich and contextualize videos from the galleries.

Module 1: Pollock and the New York School
Module 2: Alberto Giacometti and Postwar Europe
Module 3: Andy Warhol and Neo-Dada and Pop
Module 4: Eva Hesse and Minimalism and Post-Minimalism
Module 5: Sol LeWitt and Conceptual Art
Module 6: George Maciunas and Performance Art
Module 7: Louise Lawler and Feminism
Module 8: Bruce Nauman and Identity Politics
Module 9: Georg Baselitz and Neo-expressionism
Module 10: Nan Goldin and Photography

Self-guided courses have rolling admission (within 24–48 hours after registering, you will receive an e-mail from MoMA Courses with a link to your course).

This is the self-guided version. Which version is right for you, instructor-led or self-guided? To learn more about how online courses work, see About/FAQ.

Register Online
Schedule
Course access lasts 10 weeks
Non Member

$150

Member, corporate member employees, students, educators (K–12, college, and university), and staff at other museums

$125

Fees


Who Self-Guided 5 Week Instructor-Led 6–10 Week Instructor-Led
General public $110–$139 $250 $350
Members and Corporate
Member employees
$99–$125.10 $200 $300
Students, K–12 teachers, and
staff of other museums w/ ID
$99–$125 $200 $300

Payment

We accept credit cards. You may pay with a credit card online through our online registration form.

Your registration is not complete until we have received payment, which will secure your place in the class.

Discounts

A copy of student or staff identification must be e-mailed, faxed, or mailed to MoMA at least seven days before the first day your class opens to receive the discounted price.

MoMA Courses
Department of Education, MoMA
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY, 10019
fax (212) 333-1118

A scanned copy of your ID may be sent by e-mail to courses@moma.org.

Refunds

Instructor-led MoMA Courses Online are refundable. Self-Guided courses are non-refundable.

In order to receive a full refund for an instructor-led course online, notice of cancellation must be sent in writing via e-mail, letter, or fax at least one week before the first scheduled day of class. Payment will not be refunded after this time.

Refund processing may take up to four weeks.

Teacher Credit


Professional Development Opportunities for Educators

If you are a teacher looking for professional development credit, read item number one below to learn more about how to achieve this through MoMA’s online courses. You can also take a free professional development course offered through MoMA’s partnership with Coursera. Read item number two below to learn how this can result in a Statement of Accomplishment.

1. MoMA.org Online Course Teacher Credit

The teacher professional development credit is only available through instructor-led versions of MoMA.org online courses. Credit is not available for the self-guided versions of the courses. This (ART590) professional development credit is offered through the University of Alaska Anchorage after completing any of the MoMA.org online courses and registering with the university, as described below.

Each participant in the ART590 professional development course must complete MoMA online course assignments, and submit a reflective essay (1,000–1,500 words) on how to apply MoMA's content to one's teaching and learning, in order to complete this course for credit. (Grading Scale: A–F).

How to apply for and earn teacher credit:

  1. You must register and pay for any instructor-led online course through MoMA.org/coursesonline.
  2. A second registration through the University of Alaska Anchorage is required to obtain one ART590 professional development credit, for an additional fee of $99, payable to University of Alaska Anchorage.
  3. Registration must be completed and payment submitted to the University of Alaska Anchorage before the start of class.
  4. After successful completion of the course, which includes submission of all weekly assignments and the essay described above, your grade will be submitted to the University of Alaska Anchorage registrar.
  5. You can apply an official transcript through University of Alaska Anchorage Enrollment Services for licensing renewal or salary advancement purposes. Please consult your school district first.

2. MoMA/Coursera Teacher Professional Development Course

The Museum of Modern Art has partnered with Coursera, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) provider, to offer a free professional development course for primary and secondary teachers all over the world.

Art and Inquiry: Museum Teaching Strategies for Your Classroom is intended for teachers of grades 4 through 12, of all disciplines. The course introduces ways to integrate works of art into your classroom by using inquiry-based teaching methods commonly used in museum settings. This course is designed to give teachers the tools to create meaningful object-based learning activities that can be integrated into a wide variety of curricula. Participation in this course could lead to a Statement of Accomplishment. See coursera.org/about/terms for more information.

About/Frequently Asked Questions


How does online learning work?
You will access your MoMA online course through a learning-management system called Haiku. Once you enter into your course, you will have access to discussion forums, videos, text, an inbox for direct communication with your instructor, and more. MoMA offers two types of online courses: Instructor-Led and Self-Guided. To access course material, you need a strong Internet connection and an up-to-date Internet browser like Firefox or Google Chrome. See below for details that will help you decide which online course is right for you.

Is there a set time when I need to sign in?
No, you never need to be online at a particular time for either the Self-Guided courses or the Instructor-Led courses, since there are no "live" lectures or sessions. Our courses contain hours of video shot in MoMA’s galleries, interviews with expert curators and conservators, hands-on studio demonstrations, and more!

What is the difference between Instructor-Led and Self-Guided courses?
Instructor-Led courses offer many opportunities for interaction with the instructor and fellow students. The content remains the same in our Self-Guided courses, but while you have the opportunity to learn at your own pace, you will not be able to communicate with your peers or instructor. MoMA’s Instructor-Led courses are offered in the fall, winter/spring, and summer, with set start and end dates. Our Self-Guided courses are open 24/7 and you will be granted access as soon as you register.

How do I access my Instructor-Led course?
When you register for your course, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you automatically explaining how to prepare for your online course. At 1:00 p.m. EST the day the course opens, you will receive another e-mail with a link to the course and an invitation code to set up your account. MoMA Courses Online are powered by Haiku Learning Management System to give you quality, secure access. Once you’ve registered and set up a username and password, you can access the course at any time by going to education.MoMA.org.

How do I access my Self-Guided course?
After registering, you will receive an e-mail from courses@moma.org with a link to your course and an invitation code. Follow the link to create your MoMA Courses Online account. Once you have created your account, you can access your course by going to education.MoMA.org and logging in. You’ll have access to the materials any day, any time for five to 10 weeks, depending on which course you sign up for. Your course access begins as soon as you register. If you do not receive an e-mail from MoMA Courses after you have successfully registered, check your spam folder first and then e-mail us at courses@moma.org to let us know if you did not receive this e-mail or if you have any questions.

How do I interact with the instructor and fellow students?
The Instructor-Led courses contain discussion forums (some open, some with specific art- and art history–related questions), where you can post messages, comments, and questions for the instructor and your classmates. Everyone answers at times convenient for him or her, since everything can be accessed 24/7. Nothing in the course is “live,” because our students come from across the globe!

Are the courses for credit? Are there any requirements?
There are no grades and no requirements: participate as much or as little as you like. We do offer one professional development credit through the University of Alaska Anchorage for our Instructor-Led courses. You can read more about this under Teacher Credit. If you are a teacher looking for MoMA’s free Professional Development courses, visit coursera.org/MoMA and enroll in one of our MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course).

Can you tell me more about what I can expect to find when I log in?
During your course access, you will have the opportunity to watch videos, view slide shows, and read course materials. If you’re taking an Instructor-Led course, you’ll also be able to participate in discussions regarding each week’s material and ask your instructor and fellow students any questions you may have.

What if I need technical help?
The Digital Learning team at MoMA is happy to help. E-mail courses@moma.org, and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

Will you be offering more courses in the future?
Yes, MoMA is constantly producing online courses for your enjoyment.

How often are courses offered?
Instructor-Led courses are offered three times a year—in the fall, winter/spring, and summer. Self-Guided courses can be accessed immediately (but remember, these do not include a teacher or discussion forums, just access to course materials).

Do I need any special software?
All you need is an updated Internet browser like Firefox or Chrome, and a strong Internet connection. MoMA Courses Online are compatible with both PC and Mac.

Please contact MoMA Courses at courses@moma.org or call (212) 408-8441 with any additional questions.

What Students Are Saying


On Materials and Techniques of Postwar Abstract Painting:

“This has been an amazing class for me and surpassed all my expectations. I've really enjoyed the readings and videos, the thoughtful feedback on the work we have created. I have a completely new appreciation for the paintings we've studied and a renewed excitement for painting overall. Having such a knowledgeable and interesting instructor was the best part of the course for me.”—Kristen Throop, Santa Rosa, California

“I thought this class was great! I really enjoyed the whole format and I got to see some paintings that are impossible to see in SE Georgia. I loved being able to take a class like this and not leave home. The videos were fabulous and the discussions easy to view and join. The amount of information that you were able to impart was impressive. I have a new understanding and appreciation for abstract art that did not exist before this class.”—Kathy McClain, St. Marys, Georgia

“The MoMA online course for Abstract Expressionist art was beyond wonderful. It has opened up a whole new world for me in so many different ways. To top it off, I have made many new artist friends around the world, as well as at MoMA. I share my MoMA experience with people every week.”—Doug Brannon, Outer Banks, North Carolina

On Modern Art, 1880–1945:

“Thank you to everyone that made this possible. I am left inspired by all the information and the wealth of knowledge that each presenter gave on the videos and also to the online writers and compilers of the resources. I appreciated ‘visiting’ MoMA each week from over here in Adelaide, South Australia, it took me to another world. I look forward to my next visit to MoMA, to be further inspired by the fabulous art collection that you have.”—Lynda Robinson, South Australia

“I really feel transformed after taking this course. I was delighted with all the information available, the quality of the videos and the educator’s skills to express the artist’s message, their background and their lives’ circumstances. I learned and enjoyed with the discussion forums. People from all over the world sharing knowledge, experience, point of views!.”—M. Garcia, Caracas, Venezuela

“I found the MoMA Modern Art History course to be utterly inspiring. The combination of compelling lectures with the online gallery tours and the interaction with the other students from around the world was really enlightening and provocative. I think of myself as a bit of a luddite in terms of technology and I was worried that I wouldn't be able to take full advantage but the course was structured in such a way that even I could participate. I was also so impressed by how much personal attention the instructor gave all of us. She really made it feel like a live classroom full of really switched on students. I can't wait to take another course!”—Eda Holmes, Toronto, Canada

On Modern and Contemporary Art, 1945–1989:

"What fantastic online courses you have created. As a distance learner living in New Zealand I have felt as if I am actually at MoMA in the galleries when I watch the In The Galleries Lectures.” —Jude Whitcombe, Wellington, New Zealand

On Experimenting with Collage:

“I benefitted from the course in many ways...what I liked most about the course was the instructor. She was knowledgeable and personable and I thought quite humble about what she knows.” —Linda Siegel, Brooklyn, New York