Art21’s education initiatives engage audiences in a dialogue about contemporary art and the artists featured in Art21 films.
Programs are based on the organization’s belief that the art and ideas of contemporary visual artists are powerful models for creative and critical thinking across subjects areas and disciplines.
Inspired by our films, in which contemporary artists talk about their motivations and methods, Art21 encourages educators and their students to think and work like artists, using thematic, inquiry-driven processes and strategies that reflect how artists think and make work today.
Art21’s education initiatives are made possible by National Endowment for the Arts, Brenda R. Potter, the Andreas Foundation, the LeRoy Neiman and Janet Byrne Neiman Foundation, and by individual contributors. Art21 public programs are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.