Announcing Season Six of “Art in the Twenty-First Century”

Announcing Season Six of "Art in the Twenty-First Century"

It’s official: “Art in the Twenty-First Century,” the Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, is returning to PBS this April for a sixth season. The new season premieres nationally on PBS on Friday, April 13 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

The new season features artists Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vivid astro focus, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Catherine Opie, Mary Reid Kelley, Sarah Sze, and Tabaimo across four episodes.

We will be posting additional previews, resources, features, and more throughout the weeks leading into broadcast. Be sure to join us on Facebook and Twitter—and keep an eye on the Art21 website—to catch the latest on Season 6.

In the meantime, check out the season trailer and episode listing below, and please feel free to let us know what you think about the new season in the comments!


“Change” (April 13)
Ai Weiwei
El Anatsui
Catherine Opie

“Boundaries” (April 20)
David Altmejd
assume vivid astro focus
Lynda Benglis

“History” (April 27)
Glenn Ligon
Mary Reid Kelley
Marina Abramović

“Balance” (May 4)
Rackstraw Downes
Robert Mangold
Sarah Sze