Spring 2018 Issue
“Rights of Passage”

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rooted in the Home: Thoughts on Building Connections Between Students & Artists

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Rooted in the Home: Thoughts on Building Connections Between Students & Artists

Educator-in-Residence Jocelyn Salaz offers insight into how incorporating familiar aesthetics can help students identify with artists.

A Look Inside “Creative Growth Magazine”

A Look Inside “Creative Growth Magazine”

A look inside the pages of “Creative Growth Magazine,” a first-of-its-kind publication presenting the work and lives of artists with disabilities, in the words of the artists themselves.

Exodus and Arrival in “Pre-Image: Blind as the Mother Tongue”

Exodus and Arrival in “Pre-Image: Blind as the Mother Tongue”

Hiwa K recounts his experience fleeing Iraq in this excerpt from the artist’s 2017 video piece, “Pre-Image: Blind as the Mother Tongue.”

Resisting Dichotomies & Compressing Complexity: An Interview with Jack Whitten

Resisting Dichotomies & Compressing Complexity: An Interview with Jack Whitten

Interviewed in his Queens, New York studio in October 2017, Jack Whitten reflects on his childhood, the inequality he faced as a Black artist, and the necessity of fighting simplistic dichotomies.

Strategies & Resources

Who Am I, in Color?

Strategies & Resources

Who Am I, in Color?

Educator-in-Residence Jocelyn Salaz lays out the elements of her unit on color, in which students make their own paints, study color theory, and investigate the implications of skin tone.

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

Letter from the Editor

Rights of Passage

Art21 executive director and chief curator Tina Kukielski introduces the spring issue, reflecting on the importance of access to culture and the power of art and artists to expand access to healthcare, education, and more.