"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people."
The materials in this section can be used in school and community-based settings to introduce individual artists, themes, or ideas; to contextualize the work of contemporary artists; and to encourage further research and investigation. Educators' Guides, Screening Guides, extended lesson and unit ideas, a glossary, and transcripts from artist conversations and educational events suggest a wide range of ways to teach with Art21 resources.
In this section, you will find:
Background information about featured artists and themes from the broadcast programs. Designed for use in a wide range of cultural and educational institutions: schools, museums, galleries, teacher-training programs, and community-based programs.
To encourage dynamic public-screening events, engage new audiences, and deepen appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and ideas. Based on each thematic episode and season of the broadcast series.
A collection of questions to initiate discussion around artist and thematic videos, as well as suggestions for hands-on projects.
Links to additional Art21-related visual resources, including slide and digital images available from Davis Art Images and School Arts magazine features.
A quick reference for art-related words, to help explore key ideas and concepts about contemporary art and the artistic process.