Announcing New Partnership with Art21!

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Announcing New Partnership with Art21 to Host Screenings of Art in the Twenty-First Century

El Anatsui, River Crossing, 2007. Aluminum and copper wire; 103 x 141 inches. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Art21, a nonprofit dedicated to engaging audiences with contemporary visual art, inspiring creative thinking, and educating a new generation about artists working today.

At the dawn of the twenty-first century, American artists are taking self-expression and the artistic process into uncharted territory. Today’s artists are engaging the world and their audiences in vital and surprising new ways. They use an enormous variety of media and draw on sources ranging from pop culture and politics to ethnic heritage, classical models and deeply personal life experiences. The artists featured in the series represent a cross-section of contemporary art practices and philosophies, and hail from different regions of the United States. The Studio Museum in Harlem has selected four episodes featuring artists also in the Museum’s exhibitions, publications and permanent collection: Kerry James Marshall, Layla Ali, El Anatsui and Glenn Ligon. The episodes featuring these artists embrace diverse concepts to provide a platform for conversation: IDENTITY/POWER/CHANGE/HISTORY.

In collaboration with Art21, The Studio Museum in Harlem will be hosting four screenings during the month of April:

Sunday, April 1 | 3:00 PM
Season 1: Episode: Identity, Kerry James Marshall

Sunday, April 15
| 3:00 PM
Season 3: Episode: Power, Layla Ali

Sunday, April 22 | 3:00 PM
Season 6: Episode: Change, El Anatsui

Sunday, April 29 | 3:00 PM
Season 6: Episode: History, Glenn Ligon