Actress #Claire Danes is the celebrity host on #Art21’s Peabody award-winning TV program, "Art in the 21st Century" premieres on #PBS September 16 and 23. 

Claire Danes and Tina Kukielski (Art 21 Executive Director) hosted art world luminaries at Metrograph in New York City featuring famous guests Agnes Gund, Dan Desmond, Chris Byrne, Season 8 artists Edgar Arceneaux, and Barbara Kasten, #Art21 Executive Producer Eve-Laure Moros Ortega, and #Art21 Curator Wesley Miller. 

This is the first time the episodes will focus on four major cities, Chicago, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Vancouver.

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The viewers of the Art21 series will be able to see the work on display by all sixteen artists in a museum exhibition called, On Space and Place: Contemporary Art from Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City and Vancouver at the DePaul Art Museum.(September 15-December 18, 2016), organized by Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director and Chief Curator of the DePaul Art Museum.

Rundown of episodes hosted by Claire Danes

Episode 1: Chicago

Airing Friday, September 16 at 9 p.m.

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Featuring Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten, Chris Ware

Episode 2: Mexico City

Airing Friday, September 16 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS

Featuring Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damian Ortega, Pedro Reyes

Episode 3: Los Angeles

Airing Friday, September 23 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS

Featuring Ed Arceneaux, Liz Larner, Tala Madani, Diana Thater

Episode 4: Vancouver Airing Friday September 23 at 10 p.m. ET on PBS

Featuring Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor, Jeff Wall.

A work of art

Each of the artists featured on the program will be given the opportunity to discuss their unique artwork and what inspires them to create it. For example, Nick Cave creates "Soundsuits" surreally majestic objects blending fashion and sculpture that originated as metaphorical suits of armor in response to the Rodney King beatings and have evolved into vehicles for empowerment. Another artist, Chris Ware is known for his New Yorker magazine covers and is recognized for his comical art form.

Barbara Kasten combines photographs and video projections in her studio that evoke an experience of movement through modernist architecture.

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