VW “Seeing through Photographs” Museum of Modern Art
Volkswagen values its role in not only developing and producing cars, but also for enriching society as a whole. Since 2011, VW has partnered with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and as part of its role as the lead partner for the museum’s education program, the German automaker supported the production of a new online course on “Seeing through Photographs.”
MoMA Free Online Course
The “Seeing through Photographs” course is broken down into six modules and includes the voices of 48 photographers who have had a significant impact on the development of photography over the past 180 years. As part of the course, participants become familiar not only with details about the content of famous photographs, but also with the artistic aspects of the origin, processing and circulation of each of the photographic works through interviews with leading photographers, discussions with MoMA’s curators and analyses.
“With some 2 billion people around the world accessing the internet every day, this online course puts MoMA’s collection into action. Drawing from the expertise of our curators and educators, and inspiration from artists in the collection, it will help a wide and diverse audience to develop critical skills with regard to looking at and thinking about images, which are all around us today. We are grateful to Volkswagen Group of America for their support in helping us to continuously develop new ways of providing access to great works of art.” – Wendy Woon, the Edward John Noble Foundation Deputy Director for Education at MoMA
Where can “Seeing through Photographs” course be viewed?
The “Seeing through Photographs” course can be viewed at www.coursera.com. It’s free for enthusiasts all over the world and is the fourth course launch from Volkswagen. The multi-year partnership between Volkswagen and the Museum of Modern Art is embedded in Volkswagen’s international engagement in art and cultural affairs and underscores the automaker’s comprehensive social responsibility. For more news from the world of Volkswagen and information on Volkswagen models, be sure to follow us on the Capistrano Volkswagen Blog.