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Weekly Watchlist: Create Imagined Narratives

Explore: Allegory

Weaving narrative and symbolic turns, the artists in our Allegory collection practice in metaphor, crafting stories that reveal truths about human existence.

Create imagined narratives with Mary Reid Kelley, view the impossible angle of a mirror perspective with Jeff Wall, and question the nature of truth and narrative with Omer Fast.

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Jack Whitten can build anything

IMAGE: Jack Whitten in his New York City studio. Production still from the “Extended Play”  episode, “An Artist’s Life.” © Art21, Inc. 2018.

In what would be his final on-screen interview, abstract painter Jack Whitten shares how he became an artist and the inspirations driving his work over nearly six decades.

“I can build anything I want to build,” said the artist. “I’m not a narrative painter. I don’t do the idea or the painting being the illustration of an idea. It’s all about the materiality of the paint.”

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Jack Whitten

March 21, 2018

New educator resources for digital films

Developed to accompany films from our Extended Play and New York Close Up series, this special collection of Educators’ Guides are available individually, by featured artist, as free downloadable resources.

Our latest Educators’ Guide features artist Doreen Garner.

Download now.

Event: Artist Talk with Tanya Aguiñiga

IMAGE: Tanya Aguiñiga in. Production still from the Art in the Twenty-First Century episode, “Berlin.” © Art21, Inc. 2018.

Join us on Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 PM E.T. for a special artist talk for educators with Tanya Aguiñiga.

An artist, designer, and craftsperson, Aguiñiga works with traditional craft materials like natural fibers and collaborates with other artists and activists to create sculptures, installations, performances, and community-based art projects. Aguiñiga’s work aspires to tell the larger and often invisible stories of the transnational community.

The program is free and will take place via Zoom.

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Visit our education calendar for a list of upcoming workshops for educators.

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