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Art21 is celebrating. The arts nonprofit organization has hit an amazing milestone of filming 100 artists for their Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century.

The series, which was first broadcast on PBS in 2002, is a widely acclaimed and popular art series that has told the story of artists from Marina Abramović to Andrea Zittel, and continues to broadcast the diversity of the contemporary art world.

With 100 Artists, Art21 will celebrate the hundred artists that have been a part of the television series throughout it’s first six seasons.

In addition to releasing the Art21 Collection, a complete DVD box set featuring all six seasons, Art21 will release new content online and facilitate programs throughout the year.

Art21 has also introduced the screening initiative Access 100 Artists. This year Art21’s worldwide festival of free preview screenings will feature all 24 films in the Art in the Twenty-First Century series. Throughout 2013, Art21 will offer its entire collection to Access partner organizations to screen for free, waiving licensing fees. Host organizations will include schools, universities, museums, arts centers, and community organizations. Art21 anticipates 1,000 screenings in all 50 states and in more than 40 countries.

We are thrilled to join Art21 as a media sponsor for 100 Artists, and look forward to bringing these artist’s stories and lives to the screens of art lovers the world over. Stay tuned for exclusive videos, interviews with Art21 artists, news and events and other surprises on Hyperallergic in the coming weeks and months as we join Art21 in celebrating 100 Artists! We can’t wait.

For more information, visit www.art21.org/100artists

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Hrag Vartanian

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic. You can follow him at @hragv.