New Art21 Magazine Issue: “Rights of Passage”

Today the Art21 Magazine launched its Spring 2018 issue, “Rights of Passage,” which reflects on the importance of access to culture, and the power of art and artists to expand access to healthcare, education, and more.

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Art21 Educator Spotlight: Jocelyn Salaz

Meet Art21 Educator Jocelyn Salaz, and learn how she’s exposing her students to a diversity of thought and approach by incorporating contemporary art practices in the classroom.

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Mel Chin Takes Over New York City, Theaster Gates Talks Sculpture & More

A look at this week’s art news, including Mel Chin’s new retrospective at the Queens Museum, and thoughts from a recent talk by Theaster Gates on sculpture and art’s potential for the future.

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Art21 Turns 21: Let’s Celebrate!

From our modest beginnings huddled in a New York City apartment all the way to our soon-to-be-aired ninth season on PBS, our organization has built a rich history and legacy since our founding in 1997. This year marks the 21st anniversary of our founding—cause for us to honor our past and celebrate a legacy still […]

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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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