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.
ART21 provides unparalleled access to the artist’s voice to diverse audiences around the world, using the power of digital media to introduce millions of people to contemporary art and artists. For nearly two decades, ART21 has changed the paradigm for teaching and learning about the creative process.
In addition to its Peabody Award-winning PBS television series Art in the Twenty-First Century, ART21 produces the online film series New York Close Up and Exclusive; special artist projects including the Peabody Award-winning feature William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible; educational resources and professional development; an online publication featuring guest contributors; and a comprehensive website at art21.org. ART21 also produces a number of public programs annually that connect audiences to artists and the artistic process.
In addition to its flagship PBS-broadcast series, ART21 Art in the Twenty-First Century, ART21 produces short-format documentary series, viewable on multiple digital platforms.
The ART21 Exclusive series presents new perspectives on the artists featured in the Art in the Twenty-First Century series. The ART21 New York Close Up series provides an intimate look at artists in the first decade of their professional career, living and working in New York City. The ART21 Artist to Artist series features artists in conversation with their peers in shared exhibition settings.
ART21's first feature film, ART21 William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible, premiered in national primetime on PBS in October 2010. This one-hour film received a Peabody Award in March 2011 and has been broadcast internationally since its premiere.