Educator Guides

Educator Guides are designed to be used as a resource in the classroom before, during, and after viewing Art21 films.

These guides provide information about selected artists and themes, questions for classroom discussions, and hands-on activities that provide students with a fundamental understanding of creative and critical thinking processes.


Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 11 "Friends & Strangers"

Educator Guide

Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 11 "Bodies of Knowledge"

Educator Guide

Cover image for the "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Educators' Guide for "Everyday Icons."

Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 11 "Everyday Icons"

Educator Guide

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible

Accompanies the 1-hour film and offers suggestions for facilitating discussions and activities, in addition to screening the film with classroom and community audiences.


Viewing the Art21 Programs
Full episodes and individual artist segments from the Art in the Twenty-First Century television series are available to stream here on as well as on  Episodes are also available for download to own from iTunes and on DVD from ShopPBS, and other online distributors.