Educator Guides are designed to be used as a resource in the classroom before, during, and after viewing ART21 films. These guides provide information about selected artists and themes, questions for classroom discussions, and hands-on activities that provide students with a fundamental understanding of creative and critical thinking processes.
Learning with ART21 Guide
A free downloadable resource for introducing contemporary art and artists into classroom and community-based learning.
Artists: Tania Bruguera, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Leonardo Drew, Omer Fast, Katharina Grosse, Thomas Hirschhorn, Elliott Hundley, Graciela Iturbide, Joan Jonas, Wolfgang Laib, Trevor Paglen, Arlene Shechet
Artists: Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, assume vivid astro focus, Charles Atlas, Lynda Benglis, Rackstraw Downes, Glenn Ligon, Robert Mangold, Mary Reid Kelley, Catherine Opie, Sarah Sze, Tabaimo
Accompanies the 1-hour film and offers suggestions for facilitating discussions and activities, in addition to screening the film with classroom and community audiences.
Artists: John Baldessari, Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, William Kentridge, Kimsooja, Jeff Koons, Florian Maier-Aichen, Paul McCarthy, Allan McCollum, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Carrie Mae Weems
Artists: Robert Adams, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Mark Bradford, Mark Dion, Jenny Holzer, Pierre Huyghe, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittman, Robert Ryman, Laurie Simmons, Nancy Spero, Catherine Sullivan, Ursula von Rydingsvard
Artists: Laylah Ali, Ida Applebroog, Ellen Gallagher, Cai Guo-Qiang, Arturo Herrera, Oliver Herring, Roni Horn, Teresa Hubbard & Alexander Birchler, Mike Kelley, Josiah McElheny, Matthew Ritchie, Susan Rothenberg, Jessica Stockholder, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Tuttle, Fred Wilson, Krzysztof Wodiczko
Artists: Eleanor Antin, Janine Antoni, Charles Atlas, Vija Celmins, Walton Ford, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tim Hawkinson, Elizabeth Murray, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Martin Puryear, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, Kara Walker
Artists: Laurie Anderson, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, John Feodorov, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Kilgallen, Beryl Korot, Barbara Kruger, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Pepón Osorio, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell, William Wegman, Andrea Zittel
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.