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Khan Academy and MoMA Collaborate

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 16:54:00

Post from Khan Academy’s Art Historians, Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker:

Khan Academy is delighted to announce a collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, which houses the world’s finest collection of modern and contemporary art and whose mission is (in part) to help all of us “understand and enjoy the art of our time.”

Full disclosure, we both once worked at MoMA and we admit it’s one of our favorite museums anywhere. Not only is MoMA home to Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, and Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, but in recent years, MoMA has become a leader in thinking about the museum in the digital age.

This collaboration is particularly valuable because over the years, MoMA has produced a truly exceptional library of video (and audio) content. Much of this great video content is now available on Khan Academy where it can reach new audiences. This collaboration is another example of MoMA’s leadership in digital media and education. We look forward to continuing to work with MoMA to bring exceptional education content to a global audience.

Check out MoMA’s tutorials on Khan Academy. Learn about printmaking techniques, go behind the scenes, or learn about the drip technique of Jackson Pollock, one of America’s most iconic and influential painters.

AB EX NY: The Painting Techniques of Ad Reinhardt: