Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Recently I read about this non-profit and its website in the New Yorker magazine (May 4, 2020). Since the pandemic, the magazine's listings of art events have shifted to on-line resources for movies, dance, music and visual art. is a treasure trove of information about art in the 21st century. Among the more than 200 artists profiled on the site are Marina Abramović, Ai Weiwei, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, Louise Bourgeois, Theaster Gates, William Kentridge, Maya Lin and Judith Scott.

The foundation of the Art21 Library is the nine seasons of Art of the 21st Century, produced by PBS and winner of the Peabody Award. Nearly one thousand hours of original documentary footage are available, and are supplemented with transcribed interviews, research materials, educational publications, web pages, books, and digital and analog artwork reproductions. The website also includes material for educators, and offers a free subscription to their weekly newsletter.

Interested in learning more about the contemporary art scene? This resource might be just what you're looking for.

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