Event: Art21’s 21st Birthday Gala, May 1

Join Art21 on Tuesday, May 1 for our first-ever gala event celebrating Art21’s history of excellence in exploring the voices and creative practices of the greatest artists of our time.

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Rob Pruitt’s “The Church,” Trevor Paglen’s Flag, and Joan Jonas’s Tate Modern Retrospective

A look at this week’s art news, including “Rob Pruitt: The Church,” a solo exhibition and space for ongoing community engagement investigating the intersection of religion and public spaces.

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Event: Screening of “Jack Whitten: An Artist’s Life,” Mar. 29

Join Art21 and Hauser & Wirth for a special screening of Jack Whitten: An Artist’s Life, followed by a conversation and Q&A with Baltimore Museum of Art curator Katy Siegel and Metropolitan Museum of Art curator Kelly Baum.

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New Video: Jack Whitten’s Relentless Innovation in Painting

In a new film from our Extended Play digital series, abstract painter Jack Whitten shares how he became an artist and the inspirations driving his work over nearly six decades.

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Yinka Shonibare’s Central Park Sculpture, “Word on the Street” in Times Square, & LA’s Giant Neon Uterus

A look at this week’s art news, including Yinka Shonibare’s new public installation, “Wind Sculpture (SG) I,” near the 59th Street entrance of Central Park.

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Event: Film Screening & Talk with Jordan Casteel, Apr. 5

Join Art21 and The Studio Museum in Harlem on April 5 at Maysles Documentary Center for a screening of two films from our New York Close Up digital series, featuring artist Jordan Casteel.

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New Video: Abigail DeVille Honors History’s Invisible People

In a new film from our New York Close Up digital series, Abigail DeVille celebrates the bravery and optimism embedded within the African American experience.

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Doreen Garner at “Invisible Man Tattoo,” Diana Al-Hadid at Madison Square Park, & Tania Bruguera at Turbine Hall

A look at this week’s art news, including Doreen Garner’s tattoo project, “Invisible Man Tattoo,” Diana Al-Hadid’s upcoming public installation in Madison Square Park, and Tania Bruguera’s 2018 commission for Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall.

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New Video: Doreen Garner Probes History

In a new film from our New York Close Up digital series, Doreen Garner forces audiences to face the profound racism underlying the life and work of Dr. J. Marion Sims. Despite being hailed as the “father of modern gynecology,” Sims performed torturous procedures on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or consent.

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Art21 News Roundup: Doreen Garner Upends the Pedestal

In February, Art21 premiered two new films from the digital series New York Close Up, and published a new playlist in honor of Black History Month.

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