Educators' Guides

ART21 produces free, 32-page Educators' Guides to accompany each season of the PBS broadcast series, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, and other ART21 films. Guides provide background information about featured artists and themes and are designed for use in a wide range of cultural and educational institutions, including schools, museums, galleries, teacher-training programs, and community-based programs. Educators' Guides are designed for use in conjunction with the Art in the Twenty-First Century series as well as additional ART21 films and online resources.

Educators' Guides support the use of contemporary art in classroom and community settings by empowering educators to explore the artists, ideas, and themes being explored in art today, and encouraging them to interpret these ideas for individual student needs. The Educators' Guide and additional online content introduce opportunities for critical thinking and creative problem-solving relevant to middle-school, high-school, and college students. The content can be easily adapted for younger or older groups. Guides include additional information about each of the artists, as well as Before Viewing, During Viewing, and After Viewing questions and suggestions for hands-on activities. These suggestions are interdisciplinary and support various subject areas, including the Visual and Performing Arts, Language Arts, and Social Studies.

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible Educators' Guide and Screening Companion

Accompanies the 1-hour film and offers suggestions for facilitating discussions and activities, in addition to screening the film with classroom and community audiences.

Viewing the Art21 Programs
The broadcast series Art in the Twenty-First Century is available for download to own from iTunes and on DVD from ShopPBS, Davis Publications, and other online distributors. Full episodes and individual artist segments are also available to stream from the Film and Artist pages throughout art21.org.