Explore the art world by using RESTful APIs

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Learn about how to build a basic API, how to query APIs, and authentication strategies in Python and JavaScript while discovering unique art by using museum APIs.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Learn about RESTful APIs.
  • Build your own simple API.
  • Learn various strategies to connect to external APIs.
  • Learn how to query two different museum APIs.


  • An internet-connected browser, like Microsoft Edge.
  • Node.js, installed locally.
  • npm, installed locally.