Claire Danes is getting in the art world business. Danes will be the host of the upcoming season of “Art in the 21st Century,” the ART21 series on PBS, marking the first time the art show has had a celebrity host.
Season eight will have two premieres, on PBS Sept. 16 and 23. In addition to Danes, the new season will be divided into four cities, tracking the artists in their home base. The Vancouver episode will feature Stan Douglas, Brian Jungen, Liz Magor and Jeff Wall; Los Angeles will be Edgar Arceneaux, Liz Larner, Tala Madani and Diana Thater; Chicago will feature Nick Cave, Theaster Gates, Barbara Kasten and Chris Ware; and the Mexico City episode will follow Natalia Almada, Minerva Cuevas, Damián Ortega and Pedro Reyes.
The Peabody award-winning Art21 series on PBS has profiled more than 100 artists in the past seven seasons; they focus on celebrating diversity and creativity in the contemporary global art world.
Danes is the Golden Globe-winning star of “Homeland,” which was renewed for a sixth season in December.