New York Close Up

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: 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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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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New Video: Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self Play the Fool

In a new film from our New York Close Up digital series, artists Raúl de Nieves and Colin Self collaborate on the creation of their chamber opera, The Fool, staged at The Kitchen last year.

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