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  • Season 9 Finale Airs This Friday on PBS

    The third and final episode from the latest season of Art21’s Peabody Award-winning “Art in the Twenty-First Century” series—”San Francisco Bay Area”—airs this Friday, September 28, at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

  • Season 9 Premieres This Friday with Back-to-Back New Episodes

    A new season of the Peabody Award-winning “Art in the Twenty-First Century” series arrives this Friday with back-to-back premiere episodes—”Johannesburg” and “Berlin”—starting at 9:00 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

In addition to its flagship television series, Art in the Twenty-First Century, Art21 produces two digital series, New York Close Up and Extended Play.
Art21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice—

“That’s what my work is about…seeing the facets of happiness and sadness all in one place.”

Raúl de Nieves

“The most toxic combination in the world is…the certainty of being right and a monopoly of power.”

William Kentridge

“The most important part is the process. It is the actual living and doing and making.”

Barbara Kasten

“Art isn’t a material, it’s not a medium—it’s not a certain product. It is the choices I’ve been able to make.”

Liz Magor

“Drawing is like practicing the piano, because the first ones that I do often don’t come out so I have to practice.”

Joan Jonas

“Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter.”

Kara Walker

“The studio is a sacred place that you come to do some bigger reflection and thinking.”

El Anatsui

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