Art21, the New York–based nonprofit known for its documentaries about artists, has added four new members to its board of directors. Bloomberg L.P.’s Sarah H. Booth, Google product marketing manager Will Palley, film director and producer Tucker Gates, and One River School of Art and Design founder and CEO Matt Ross will now help oversee Art21.
Among the enterprise’s programs is “Summer of Shorts,” a series of online films with artists discussing their work. Theaster Gates has already done a film in which he explained his collections of things like glass slides and back issues of Jet magazine. Future entries will include interviews with Stan Douglas and Aki Sasamoto.
Tina Kukielski, Art 21’s executive director, said in a statement, “We’re using a mix of arts programming and multiple channels for distribution to achieve the mission of Art21: disseminating the artist’s voice into our culture at a time when we need artists more than ever. This is a particularly exciting time for Art21, as we diversify both our content and our audience.”