Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1 (2001)

About Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 1 (2001)

At the dawn of the 21st 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. Season 1 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" introduces 21 artists to a nationwide audience.

Major underwriting for "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season One provided by: Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc; Public Broadcasting Service; National Endowment for the Arts; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro; The Allen Foundation for the Arts; The Broad Art Foundation; The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation; Bagley Wright Fund; The Rockefeller Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Foundation-to-Life.

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Featuring artists Richard Serra, Sally Mann, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, and Pepón Osorio. read more


Featuring artists Ann Hamilton, John Feodorov, Shahzia Sikander, and James Turrell. read more


Featuring artists Bruce Nauman, Kerry James Marshall, Maya Lin, and Louise Bourgeois. read more


Featuring artists Michael Ray Charles, Matthew Barney, Andrea Zittel, and Mel Chin. read more