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If you’ve ever found yourself saying “How can that be art?,” then this tutorial is for you! We’ve tried to answer the real questions that come up during a typical visit to a modern art museum. Learn how describing can help you slow down and better understand what a work of art is communicating. Learn how important historical context is and how meaning can change over time. This tutorial asks: Why is art important? How can a snow shovel be art? How can we find meaning in abstract art?

Topics: General Art, Art History, General History, Humanities
Cost: Free

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If you’ve ever found yourself saying “How can that be art?,” then this tutorial is for you! We’ve tried to answer the real questions that come up during a typical visit to a modern art museum. Learn how describing can help you slow down and better understand what a work of art is communicating. Learn how important historical context is and how meaning can change over time. This tutorial asks: Why is art important? How can a snow shovel be art? How can we find meaning in abstract art?

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  • Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: One-on-One
  • Instructors: Getty Museum, Beth Harris, Steven Zucker
  • Cost: Free
  • Institution: Khan Academy
  • Topics: General Art, Art History, General History, Humanities

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About Khan Academy: Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. Khan Academy is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.

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