"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
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.