Our top articles
The most-read posts of 2016, determined by the number of views.
“Latino/a Art: Race and the Illusion of Equality” by Arlene Davila | Jun 20, 2016
Scholar Arlene Davila uncovers an ugly truth in the art world and society at large: diversity is not the same as the lack of racism.
“Unapologetic: Women Artists and Power through Vulnerability” by Rachel Gagnon | Aug 31, 2016
A selection of quotes and artworks from Art21-featured women artists proving that vulnerability and weakness are by no means synonymous.
“Confronting Crisis: An Interview with Syrian Artists Tammam Azzam, Sara Shamma & Kevork Mourad” by Lindsey Davis | Jan 21, 2016
These three Syrian artists left their homes behind, and their bodies of work have been forever changed by the war tearing their nation apart. In this extended interview we find answers to the question: What is life like as a refugee and artist?
Our most-read issue
According to the number of views and shares.
Guest Editor: Willa Köerner
Art & education
This year we introduced Art21 Educator Spotlights and began publishing lesson plans as creativity exercises for lifelong learners both inside and outside the classroom.
9-12 grade | Mississauga, Ontario
K-6 grade | Saint Louis, Missouri
6-12 grades | Durham, North Carolina
Your favorite short films
Our 2016 videos with the highest number of views.
Art21 Exclusive—”Sarah Sze: How We See the World” | March 25, 2016
Art21 Exclusive–”Nick Cave: Thick Skin” | October 7, 2016
The issues we care about
“Are We There Yet? A brief history of art and Black Lives Matter”
by Sheldon Scott
“Change from Within: Kerry James Marshall Corrects the Canon”
by Ian Forster
“How to use the F-word in 2016: The Guerrilla Girls Twin Cities Takeover”
by Megan Johnston
“Letter from the Editor” by Ben McCoy
Disrupting the art world
“An Imposing Figure: Thoughts on Activism and Commodification” by Tanya Wischerath
“Looking For Ruins” by Catherine Wagley
A huge thank you to all our readers and contributors in 2016! ❄️
Is there something you’d like to see more of in 2017? Anything we can improve on? Leave a comment below.