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Art21's Mission & Impact

May 18, 2022

At Art21, we believe that “Art is for Everyone.” Our mission is to inspire a more creative and tolerant world through the works and words of contemporary artists. By giving unparalleled access to artists’ voices, studios, homes, and communities, we help audiences discover the impact of art in everyday life.

As a digital-first organization, we are the always-open museum, offering free, unobstructed access to our complete film collection and educational library.

The window into the artistic process that Art21 provides fosters innovation and creativity, builds empathy, and enriches the minds of future generations.

To date, nearly 250 artists’ stories comprise this diverse archive of contemporary art history.

In the years to come, Art21 will expand access to contemporary art by building new partnerships in education, film, and media while continuing to directly support an ever-growing network of educators.

Discover the world of contemporary art directly from the artists.

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