Art21 produces features focusing exclusively on contemporary visual art and artists throughout the world, including the Peabody Award-winning biennial series "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Intimate footage allows the viewer to observe the artists at work, watch their process as they transform inspiration into art, and hear their thoughts as they grapple with the physical and visual challenges of achieving their artistic visions.

Visit ART:21 Website

Full Episodes | 26

See All
  • Featuring artists Rackstraw Downes, Robert Mangold, and Sarah Sze.


  • Featuring artists Glenn Ligon, Mary Reid Kelley, and Marina Abramović.


  • Featuring artists David Altmejd, Tabaimo, assume vivd astro focus, and Lynda Benglis.


  • Artists bear witness to transformation, engaging communities as collaborators & subjects.


  • A rare, in-depth look at the life and work of the internationally acclaimed artist.


  • Oliver Herring and Laurie Simmons with Robert MacNeil on collaboration and performance.


  • Artists invent new grammars, systems & logics in today's information-based society.


  • Artists satirize society & reinvent icons of literature, art history, & popular culture.


Clips | 5

See All

Previews | 8

See All


Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

Downton Abbey Collection

Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.


WVIA Public Media Studios helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now