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Dates:Friday, April 10, 2020 - Saturday, May 30, 2020
Ages:Teens, Adults
Category:Virtual Activities
moma nyc offers free online arts classes photoMoMA NYC has launched a series of five free classes for those interested in better understanding the 91-year-old museum’s collection.

Covering contemporary art, fashion and photography, the courses aren’t just a glorified video clips, either.

Instead, they’re comprehensive beginner courses with corresponding readings and exercises that will take anywhere from 12 to 38 hours to complete.

The other courses include “Fashion as Design,” in which designers, historians, manufacturers and other style experts discuss 70 different garments and accessories. Finally, “Seeing Through Photography” will use photos from the last 180 years to explore the difference between seeing and understanding an image.

MoMA says the courses will allow participants to “hear directly from artists and designers, look closely at works in our collection and exhibitions, and join a community of learners unlike any other.”

As with other online courses offered by the museum in the past, they’ll be operated by online teaching platform Coursera. Even better, the only cost is your time.

MoMA is just one of many cultural institutions around the world that are trying to find out-of-the-box ways to keep visitors coming in amid the coronavirus crisis.

The institution is also among a handful of world-class museums—from J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to the the Musée d’Orsay in Paris—that will allow you to take a virtual tour of their collections from the comfort of your laptop.

Looking for more ideas for virtual family fun? Visit our guide to social distancing activities for families, with ideas for both indoors and outdoors!






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