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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Finding Community: Art21 Educators and Contemporary Art in the Classroom

Art21 Educator Jeannine Bardo shares how using Art21 films and resources in the classroom has expanded her teaching practice.

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

This Week in Art: 11.21-11.27

A look at this week’s art news, including a new designs from James Turrell, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New York to Washington State.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Unit Plan: Layering Experience

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares a unit plan that encourages students to find their own methods of exploring shared experiences and spaces.

This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

This Week in Art: 11.14-11.20

A look at this week’s art news, including a new book on Kara Walker, and events and exhibitions everywhere from New Zealand to Dubai.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art + Action: Creating a Platform for Social Justice

Art21 Educator Jack Watson shares his recent experience with launching a social justice collective at his high school in Durham, North Carolina.

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

This Week in Art: 11.7-11.13

A look at this week’s art news, including Theaster Gates’ latest projects in Chicago, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Chicago to Sydney.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jack Watson

An interview with Art21 Educator Jack Watson on how incorporating contemporary art practices in his classroom has expanded and informed his teaching.

Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

Art21 New York Close Up

SCREENING 11.2.16 | Big Apple Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler’s Animated Conversation” is screening in New York on Wednesday as part of this year’s Big Apple Film Festival.

Season 8 Screening Society: November 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: November 2016

Event details for 80+ November screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and around the world as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

This Week in Art: 10.31-11.6

A look at this week’s art news, including the final week of Pedro Reyes’ “Doomocracy,” and events and exhibitions everywhere from Australia to Iceland.

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

Art21 Artist to Artist

Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon

In this previously unpublished interview, artist Kerry James Marshall discusses his strategy for centralizing the Black figure in contemporary art.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: October 2016

The Art21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view now in New York City.

This Week in Art: 10.24-10.30

This Week in Art: 10.24-10.30

A look at this week’s art news, including Mark Bradford’s new logo for the ICA LA, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Paris to Los Angeles.

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

Art21 Exclusive

Diana Thater’s Animal Activism

In a new ART21 “Exclusive” episode, Diana Thater discusses her interest in improving the lives of both humans and animals through art and activism.

Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

Performance Playground: Whoop Dee Doo at the ART21 Educators Institute

ART21 Summer Intern May Cohan shares her experience with Whoop Dee Doo and the artist duo’s workshop/performance at the ART21 Educators’ Institute.

This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

This Week in Art: 10.17-10.23

A look at this week’s art news, including Doris Saledeco’s installation in Bogotá, and events and exhibitions everywhere from London to D.C.

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Filmmaking and Todo lo demás: An Interview with Natalia Almada

Season 8 artist Natalia Almada discusses filmmaking as a woman in Mexico and her latest project “Todo lo demás,” with “Mexico City” director Deborah Dickson in a new interview.

PANEL 10.14.16 | Art Institute of Chicago

PANEL 10.14.16 | Art Institute of Chicago

Season 8’s Chris Ware will sit down with ART21 executive director Tina Kukielski, artist Gary Panter, and literary scholar Hillary Chute for a panel discussion at the Art Institute of Chicago on Friday.

This Week in Art: 10.10-10.16

This Week in Art: 10.10-10.16

A look at this week’s art news, including Natalia Almada’s film premiere at the New York Film Festival, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Bremen to Belgium.

Art21 Exclusive

Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

Art21 Exclusive

Nick Cave’s Thick Skin

In a new ART21 “Exclusive,” Nick Cave discusses the experiences that force him to confront his identity as a black man—including being racially profiled by police—and how they fuel his impulse to create.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | Artecinema

SCREENING 10.8.16 | Artecinema

Damián Ortega and Jeff Wall’s segments in “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8 are screening in Naples, Italy this Saturday as part of Artecinema, an international film festival of contemporary art documentaries.

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

SCREENING 10.8.16 | New Urbanism Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script” is screening in Los Angeles this Saturday as part of this year’s New Urbanism Film Festival.

Season 8 Screening Society: October 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: October 2016

Event details for 70+ October screenings of Season 8, happening throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

This Week in Art: 10.3-10.9

This Week in Art: 10.3-10.9

A look at this week’s art news, including Pedro Reyes’ new Creative Time project, and events and exhibitions everywhere from Alberta to Austria.

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

Staff Pick

Staff Picks: September 2016

The ART21 staff shares their favorite exhibitions on view in New York and around the world.

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

ART21 Educators Institute: Laylah Ali on Process and “John Brown Song!”

Artist Laylah Ali shares her thoughts on ‘process’ at July’s ART21 Educators Institute in New York City.

Artist Jamian Juliano-Villani in her Bedford-Stuyvesant studio, Brooklyn, NY, 2015. Production still from the ART21 "New York Close Up" film "Jamian Juliano-Villani's Painting Compulsion". © ART21, Inc. 2015.

SCREENING 10.1.16 | Bushwick Film Festival

SCREENING 10.1.16 | Bushwick Film Festival

The “New York Close Up” film “Jamian Juliano-Villani’s Painting Compulsion” is screening in Brooklyn this Saturday as part of this year’s Bushwick Film Festival.

This Week in Art: 9.26-10.2

This Week in Art: 9.26-10.2

A look at this week’s art news, including Jenny Holzer’s new commissions, and events and exhibitions everywhere from London to Baltimore.

Tune In: Season 8 Finale Tonight on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Finale Tonight on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premieres of “Los Angeles” and “Vancouver” from “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8.

Season 8 Preview: Diana Thater

Season 8 Preview: Diana Thater

In a new preview of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, Los Angeles artist Diana Thater considers her motivations for creating.

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

#MyArtMyCity: ART21’s Instagram Takeovers

The most-liked posts from all seven of our recent Instagram takeovers, featuring local art around the world with #MyArtMyCity.

SCREENING 9.22.16 | The William Vale

SCREENING 9.22.16 | The William Vale

Join ART21 for a panel discussion and free screening of the “New York Close Up” film, “Marela Zacarías’s Great Expectations” at The William Vale Hotel.

Season 8 Screening Society: September 2016

Season 8 Screening Society: September 2016

Event details for 30+ September screenings of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, happening throughout the U.S. and Canada as part of the ART21 Screening Society.

This Week in Art: 9.19-9.25

This Week in Art: 9.19-9.25

A look at this week’s art news, including the premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8, and exhibitions everywhere from Florida to Florence.

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

Season 8 Preview: Nick Cave

In a new Season 8 preview, artist Nick Cave contemplates the space from which he creates his work.

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune In: Season 8 Premieres Tonight at 9 on PBS!

Tune in tonight at 9pm and 10pm EST for the broadcast premiere of “Art in the Twenty-First Century” Season 8!