Materials for Teaching

The materials in this section can be used in school and community-based settings to introduce individual artists, themes, or ideas; to contextualize the work of contemporary artists; and to encourage further research and investigation. Educators Guides, Screening Guides, extended lesson and unit ideas, a glossary, and transcripts from artist conversations and educational events suggest a wide range of ways to teach with Art21 resources.

In this section, you will find:

Educators Guides
Background information about featured artists and themes from the broadcast programs. Designed for use in a wide range of cultural and educational institutions: schools, museums, galleries, teacher-training programs, and community-based programs.

Screening Guides
To encourage dynamic public-screening events, engage new audiences, and deepen appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and ideas. Based on each thematic episode and season of the broadcast series.

Glossary [on art21.org]
A quick reference for art-related words, to help explore key ideas and concepts about contemporary art and the artistic process.