Art in the Twenty-First Century

Season 11

Season 11 of Art in the Twenty-First Century highlights some of the country’s most innovative artists as they go big and bold. Working across the country from Philadelphia and Atlanta to New Mexico and Los Angeles, all the way to Puerto Rico, some of the most celebrated artists of our time share their creative processes and innermost thoughts alongside newer artists still finding their shape and power.

Included this season are: Amy Sherald, Rose B. Simpson, Alex Da Corte, Daniel Lind-Ramos, Guerrilla Girls, Anicka Yi, Tauba Auerbach, Hank Willis Thomas, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Linda Goode Bryant, Miranda July, and Christine Sun Kim

Major underwriting for Season 11 of Art in the Twenty-First Century is provided by PBS, National Endowment for the Arts, Lambent Foundation, The Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Toby Devan Lewis, Robert Lehman Foundation, and Nion McEvoy & Leslie Berriman.

“Everyday Icons” premiered on PBS on April 7, 2023.
“Bodies of Knowledge” premiered on PBS on June 23, 2023.
“Friends & Strangers” premiered on PBS on October 20, 2023.

Broadcast Episodes

  • 55:11

    The artists in “Friends & Strangers” are connectors, building upon and supporting the existing groups they participate in and searching for ways to create ever more inclusive forms of community.

  • 55:12

    These artists create bodies of knowledge in their pursuit of deeper truths, and they divulge their findings through their artistic practices. 

  • 55:13

    Remixing and reimagining art histories, archetypes, monuments, pop cultures, and genres, these artists discover how we might see something new in the everyday. 

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

The "Everyday Icons" Educator Guide and Screening Guide are available as free downloadable resources to accompany the new broadcast season. Find these and other resources for educators in the Tools for Teaching area of this site.