Art in the Twenty-First Century and in the Classroom

WGBY airs the Season 7 premiere of Art in the Twenty-First Century, a Peabody-Award winning biennial series, on Friday, October 24, at 10:00pm.  As the trailer shows, ART:21 provides inspiring, thought-provoking images and ideas through unique access to compelling artists of our time from the United States, Europe and Latin America.  You can find literally tens of thousands of preK-12 art resources by searching subjects like art or art in the 21st century at PBS LearningMedia, where you can easily filter by grade, media type, and content area.  Whole collections such as a Social Studies Arts Toolkit  videos allow students to learn about world history, cultures, and geography while engaging creativity.  Another collection, Art School is a KQED web video series that introduces contemporary artists who discuss their careers and intentions, then demonstrate hands-on techniques or concepts, with resources for learning to break dance, draw comic strips, create animations, and much more.

And in Season 7 of Art in the Twenty-First Century, locations as diverse as a Bronx public housing project, a military testing facility in the Nevada desert, a jazz festival in Sweden and an activist neighborhood in Mexico, the artists reveal intimate and personal insights into their lives and creative processes. Each episode is organized around a theme that connects the artists: Investigation, Secrets, Legacy and Fiction.

You can also view entire programs from previous seasons at PBS Video.


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