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ART21 Founder and Executive Director Susan Sollins has Died

originally posted on: ArtNews by Alex Greenberg
October 20, 2014

Susan Sollins, the founder and executive director of Art21, died on October 13, Art21 announced today. “We will miss her profoundly as we carry on and honor her legacy,” the nonprofit art education organization wrote in a statement. No information has been made available about the cause of Sollins’s death at this time.

Sollins established Art21 in 1997 with the intention of using digital media to educate the world about contemporary art. Since 2001, Art21 has been responsible for the biennial PBS documentary series Art in the Twenty-First Century. The show is slated to kick off its seventh season on Friday with “Investigation,” an episode that focuses on the ways contemporary artists use their art to make discoveries.

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Photo: Sollins. COURTESY INDEPENDENT CURATORS INTERNATIONAL

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