Coursera announces a new MOOC—massive open online course—in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, the Tate and Artist Rooms. The global art market would seem to need a fair bit more of this kind of accessible learning:
This course will introduce you to the life and work of Andy Warhol, one of the world’s most famous artists. It will:
- Explore why Warhol has international standing both within and beyond the art establishment;
- Examine how artistic worth and value is constructed and attributed;
- Interrogate some of Warhol’s main thematic concerns and major creative innovations;
- Position Warhol in relation to major artistic movements of the 20th century (Dada, minimalism, Pop Art, structuralism, etc).
This course has been developed as part of the ARTIST ROOMS research partnership between the University of Edinburgh, Tate, and the National Galleries of Scotland. It is delivered collaboratively by staff based in the School of Design at ECA and the School of Education.