NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, The Museum of Modern Art's online courses allow newcomers and experienced art lovers from around the world to learn about modern art through MoMA's world-renowned collection, from any location at times convenient for them. These 10-week courses invite students to discover the fascinating stories and ideas behind some of the masterpieces in MoMA's collection through a rich variety of multimedia materials, including text, images, narrated slideshows, and engaging videos shot on location in the Museum's galleries.
MoMA offers online courses in two formats:
For 10 weeks (starting October 3), MoMA Instructor-led courses offer unlimited access to videos, slideshows, audio, multimedia resources, and readings, plus discussion forums that allow the instructor and students to interact.
Price: $350; $300 for educators, students, seniors, other museum staff, and members.
Self-Guided (available now) courses are a go-at-your-own-pace option that offer the same content as MoMA instructor-led courses, without the discussion forums and instructor guidance.
Price: 10-week access: $200; $175 for educators, students, seniors, other museum staff, and members.
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.
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. Guided by an artist and former MoMA conservator, this studio course covers the art history of the period and offers step-by-step video instruction on the materials and techniques used by iconic painters from Jackson Pollock to Barnett Newman.
Registration now open at MoMA.org/coursesonline
Online Courses are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
SOURCE Museum of Modern Art