ART21 is a celebrated global leader in presenting thought-provoking and sophisticated content about contemporary art, and the go-to place to learn first-hand from the artists of our time. A nonprofit organization, ART21’s mission is to inspire a more creative world through the works and words of contemporary artists.

Videos from ART21

LaToya Ruby Frazier Takes on Levi's

ART21 06:31 Fine Arts

LaToya Ruby Frazier fires back at Levi's ad campaign through a performance piece to raise awareness of economic distress and corporate exploitation in Braddock, Pennsylvania.

Rashid Johnson Keeps His Cool

ART21 06:52 Fine Arts

Rashid Johnson remembers showing up to a gallery with his portfolio, landing his first solo show at age 19, and launching his art career in New York City.

Lucas Blalock Gets A Little Help From His Friends

ART21 04:39 Fine Arts

Lucas Blalock picks images for his first solo show in NYC with help from some of his friends.

Keltie Ferris Has a Show

ART21 06:34 Fine Arts

Keltie Ferris's big art moving day approaches for a solo instillation in an NYC gallery.

Daniel Gordon Gets Physical

ART21 08:44 Fine Arts

Daniel Gordon discusses giving life to pre-existing photographs, and shares his inspirations and process on his pieces.

Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script

ART21 08:58 Fine Arts

Caroline Woolard talks about the systems that make art possible, and the relationship between art and real estate.

Behind the Scenes with Mika Tajima

ART21 07:50 Fine Arts

Mika Tajima invites an audience to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art where he challenges the idea of "subject or topic."

Bryan Zanisnik & Eric Winkler's Animated Conversation

ART21 09:05 Fine Arts

Two artists bond over creative processes, comic books, Philip Roth obsessions, and losing parents to cancer.

Abigail Deville's Flair for the Dramatic

ART21 08:58 Fine Arts

Abigail Deville shares her views on wormholes and how her art is made up of materials she has picked from landfills.

Alejandro Almanza Pereda Escapes From New York

ART21 10:21 Fine Arts

Alejandro Almanza Pereda expresses his lack of interest of living in NYC, and how it led him to experiment with underwater projects before heading out to Mexico City.

Shana Moulton and Whispering Pines

ART21 07:09 Fine Arts

Shana Moulton opens up about her alter ego and the relationship it has with her real life diagnostic.

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For tips about teaching contemporary art, check out the Art21 Magazine. Issues are free and released on a bi-monthly basis only online. Each new issue focuses on a different theme, but readers can expect to see standard columns every month about up and coming artists, art and the written word, art law, exhibit reviews and more. The material for the magazine is created by a select group of contributors, but Art21 does accept pitches from guest writers. They also offer a writer-in-residence program for those seriously interested in developing a new body of work.

For teachers interested in receiving specialized training in contemporary art education, Art21 offers a professional development program called Art21 Educators. This yearlong intensive teaches K-12 educators how to incorporate art into daily learning. Participants will learn how to design an arts-focused curriculum, discuss films, visit museums and attend lectures by distinguished artists. While the summer portion takes place in New York City, the program continues through the school year via video conferences and online forums. Participants can connect with their fellow educators year-round to share ideas and ask for advice.

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