Artist Rooms launches Andy Warhol Mooc

The 2014 Artist Rooms tour also announced
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Gareth Harris
The Tate, National Galleries of Scotland and University of Edinburgh have launched a free online course dedicated to the life and work of the late artist Andy Warhol as part of the Artist Rooms initiative.
The five-week Massive Open Online Course
(Mooc), which begins next April, covers subjects such as celebrity, sex, money and death.
The market value of his works, and the stratospheric prices they’ve achieved at auction, will also be explored.

The Pittsburgh-born artist, whose 1963 painting Silver Car Crash (Double Disaster) sold for $105.4m at Sotheby’s New York earlier this month, said that “making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art”.

Students who successfully complete the class will receive a statement of accomplishment signed by instructors from Edinburgh College of Art and the School of Education at the University of Edinburgh.

Moocs are free online courses developed by leading universities.

A joint statement on the project said: “The development of this Mooc affords the opportunity for Artist Rooms to do important early work in establishing the impact of Moocs on gallery learning.”  
The Tate and National Galleries of Scotland have also announced details of the sixth Artist Rooms tour, which covers 16 venues across the UK next year. The tour is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and the Art Fund.
Artist Rooms is jointly owned and managed by the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. It is made up of more than 725 works collected by Anthony d’Offay, who sold them to the nation in 2008 for £26.5m, the price he originally paid for them.
The 2014 Artist Rooms tour is as follows:
Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston

Bruce Nauman         

15 February - 24 May
Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery, Exeter         

Gilbert & George      

22 March - 22 June
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre, North Uist

Vija Celmins 

29 March - 28 June
Bodelwyddan Castle and Park, Denbighshire          
Francesca Woodman          

5 April - 13 July
Tate Modern           

Alex Katz       
7 April - 1 March 2015
Tate Modern           

Robert Mapplethorpe          

5 May - 1 March 2015
Caithness Horizons Museum, Thurso            

Douglas Gordon       

10 May - 11 October
Quay Arts, Isle of Wight 

Martin Creed

13 June - 20 September
Mac Birmingham

Robert Therrien        

21 June - 7 September
Mima, Middlesbrough
Louise Bourgeois    

18 July - 12 October
Gracefield Art Centre, Dumfries
Dan Flavin     
16 August - 15 November
Dick Institute, Kilmarnock      

Gerhard Richter        

6 September - 6 December
New Walk Museum & Art Gallery, Leicester   

Georg Baselitz

20 September - 15 January 2015
Burton Art Gallery and Museum, Bideford, North Devon   

Richard Long
4 October - 10 January
Woodhorn Museum, Northumberland
Lawrence Weiner     

25 October - 12 April 2015
Oriel Davies Gallery, Powys         
Francesca Woodman          

15 November - 25 February 2015
Bonhoga Gallery, Shetland Museum & Archives   

Don McCullin

29 November - 22 February 2015
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