Seeing Through Photographs: A Free Online Course from the Museum of Modern Art



In this course, “Seeing Photographs,” from the Museum of Modern Art, you will look closely at 100 photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, going behind the scenes of the Museum and into artist studios through original films and audio interviews. You will hear a variety of perspectives on the ways photography has been used throughout its 180-year history: as a means of artistic expression, a tool for science and exploration, an instrument of documentation, a way to tell stories and record histories, and a mode of communication and critique. Short texts and readings from MoMA publications provide enhanced context for the works in the course.

You can take “Seeing Photographs” for free by selecting the audit option upon enrollment. For a fee you can take the course for credit.

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