Screening Guides

Free, full-color screening guides are available for each episode and season of the Art in the Twenty-First Century broadcast series. Screening guides are designed to create dynamic public screening events, engage new audiences, and deepen appreciation and understanding of contemporary art and ideas. Each screening guide includes: tips on getting started, episode synopses, artist biographies, discussion questions, group activities, and links to additional resources.

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Six Screening Guide
Themes: Change, Boundaries, History, and Balance
Artists: Ai Weiwei, assume vivid astro focus, Catherine Opie, Charles Atlas, David Altmejd, El Anatsui, Glenn Ligon, Lynda Benglis, Marina Abramović, Mary Reid Kelley, Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, Sarah Sze, Tabaimo

William Kentridge: Anything is Possible Educators Guide and Screening Companion
Accompanies the 1-hour film and offers suggestions for facilitating discussions and activities, in addition to screening the film with classroom and community audiences.

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Five Screening Guide
Themes: Compassion, Fantasy, Systems, and Transformation
Artists: John Baldessari, Cao Fei, Mary Heilmann, Kimsooja, William Kentridge, Jeff Koons, Florian Maier-Aichen, Allan McCollum, Paul McCarthy, Julie Mehretu, Doris Salcedo, Cindy Sherman, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Carrie Mae Weems

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Four Screening Guide
Themes: Ecology, Paradox, Protest, and Romance
Artists: Robert Adams, Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Mark Bradford, Mark Dion, Jenny Holzer, Pierre Huyghe, Alfredo Jaar, An-My Lê, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Judy Pfaff, Lari Pittman, Robert Ryman, Laurie Simmons, Nancy Spero, Catherine Sullivan, Ursula von Rydingsvard

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Three Screening Guide
Themes: Memory, Play, Power, and Structures
Artists: Laylah Ali, Ida Applebroog, Ellen Gallagher, Cai Guo-Qiang, Arturo Herrera, Oliver Herring, Roni Horn, Teresa Hubbard/Alexander Birchler, Mike Kelley, Josiah McElheny, Matthew Ritchie, Susan Rothenberg, Jessica Stockholder, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Richard Tuttle, Fred Wilson, Krzysztof Wodiczko

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season Two Screening Guide
Themes: Humor, Loss & Desire, Stories, and Time
Artists: Eleanor Antin, Janine Antoni, Charles Atlas, Vija Celmins, Walton Ford, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Tim Hawkinson, Elizabeth Murray, Gabriel Orozco, Raymond Pettibon, Paul Pfeiffer, Martin Puryear, Collier Schorr, Kiki Smith, Do-Ho Suh, Kara Walker

"Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season One Screening Guide
Themes: Consumption, Identity, Place, and Spirituality
Artists: Laurie Anderson, Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Michael Ray Charles, Mel Chin, John Feodorov, Ann Hamilton, Margaret Kilgallen, Beryl Korot, Barbara Kruger, Maya Lin, Sally Mann, Kerry James Marshall, Barry McGee, Bruce Nauman, Pepón Osorio, Richard Serra, Shahzia Sikander, James Turrell, William Wegman, Andrea Zittel