In addition to its well-established art appreciation and studio courses, the MoMA will now offer video-heavy online versions of those classes, according to a post on the museum’s official blog yesterday.
The museum’s educational program dates back to 1937, and was initially aimed at high school students. Registration is now open for the inaugural online courses, “Modern Art, 1880-1945” and “Materials and Techniques of Postwar Abstract Painting,” which have both reportedly been in development for a year.
The blog post announcing the new online courses said, in two different places, that museum officials were both “surprised” and “amazed” that the online courses offered the same level of quality as the real-life classes, which is good because they actually cost about the same.
Facebook was very excited about all this. Commenting on the announcement on the museum’s page, Giorgiogost Oldeconomy asked, “great! Is possible from Italy?” The museum was quick with its response: “@Giorgiogost, it is possible to take our online courses from anywhere in the world! Here is more information: http://bit.ly/cRB5QY“