Still from the Katy Grannan: Boulevard video, from Seeing Through Photographs. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art Launches the Free Online Course Seeing Through Photographs, Beginning February 10 on Coursera

Posted on February 8, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art launches Seeing Through Photographs, its first massive open online course for a general audience, available on Coursera starting February 10, 2016. Using works from MoMA’s expansive collection as a point of departure, the course encourages participants to look critically at photographs through the diverse ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. Seeing Through Photographs can be found at coursera.org/learn/photography.

Led by Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, the course introduces learners to firsthand perspectives and ideas from artists and scholars about what a photograph is and the many ways in which photography has been used throughout history and into the present day: as a means of personal artistic expression; a tool for science and exploration; a method for documenting people, places, and events; a way of telling stories and recording histories; and a mode of communication and critique in our increasingly visual culture.

Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

The Museum of Modern Art Launches the Free Online Course Seeing Through Photographs, Beginning February 10 on Coursera


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