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Julie Mehretu: Landscape and Inquiry

Art21 Educator Dennis Greenwell screened the Extended Play film Julie Mehretu: Politicized Landscapes and shares the inspiring classroom discussion and activity that ensued as a result....

Black Mentifact and a Sense of Place

Artist and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden visited Kevin Beasleys exhibition A view of a landscape with her mother, sparking a conversation about labor, cotton, and family history. McClodden shares how her creative practice is influenced by these histories and the exploration of black mentifact....

Family Business

Caribbean culture is such a large part of New York City but is still under-represented––Lucia Hierro recites her path to becoming an artist. From investigating the cultural histories not readily available in the ivy league arts education, to vindicating a career in the arts to her family, Hierro has always used imagery to bridge the gap....

Agency in the Classroom: Who Makes the Decisions?

One of my big teaching objectives is to give as much control over decisions to my students as I can, says Art21 Educator Alisa Rodny of her approach in the classroom. In this article, Rodny shares anecdotes of two students who drew inspiration from their recent immigration from Cape Verde, using mixed media and mural art techniques in their creative expression. ...

Making Important Choices

Educator Joe Fusaro folds Season 9 of Art in the Twenty-First Century into this years curriculum. Using Creative Growth Art Center, Olafur Elliason and Robin Rhode as examples, Fusaro cites how these artists and organizations force students to think critically about how the arts can demystify stereotypes and contribute to social change. Our newest feature of Teaching with Contemporary Art....

Waiting To See What I Would Become

Interviewed by Art 21 founder, Susan Sollins, South African artists William Kentridge discusses how his family history in politics and previous employment in the film industry influenced his animations. ...

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