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Open Culture

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Open Culture

Ongoing: The best free cultural & educational media on the web

Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community.

Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access whenever and wherever you want it.  Find more information here

Here are Open Culture’s offerings for the Arts and Arts Education:

Culture and Entertainment:

1,150 Free Movies
Watch 1,150 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors.

700 Free Audio Books
Download hundreds of free audio books, mostly classics, to your MP3 player or computer.

800 Free eBooks
Download 800 free eBooks to your Kindle, iPad/iPhone, computer, smart phone or ereader. Collection includes great works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

Free Art & Art History Courses:
From aesthetics and philosophy of art, to art history, digital photography, and more!

Free Online Literature Courses:
Get free Literature courses online from the world’s leading universities. You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.

Free Online Writing & Journalism Courses
Note: This section includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the “Full Course, No Certificate” (edX) or “Audit” (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.

See also a list of Great Lectures by notable figures from Sun Ra and Leonard Bernstein to Margaret Atwood, Jorge Luis Borges, Toni Morrison and more!


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