I like art.
When I was on my 4th grade field trip to my hometown art museum, I raised my hand to tell the docent that I was a fan of Monet while we looked at American Impressionists. She corrected me by telling me that there were no Monets to be found in this American art museum. In my head, I was like, “girl duh.” I was a pretty outspoken child so – that might have actually happened out loud. Hard to say.
That’s the experience I can point to that has driven me to share my passion for everything art with others by prioritizing accessibility and dialogue over everything. Today, I make my living as a museum educator. Like many of my educator peers, I subscribe to the guiding principle to “meet people where they are.”
Art and art museums have many different functions and perceptions, but I believe that both making and learning about art can help us to filter and process the world around us. This blog functions as the intersection of my interests in self-care & wellness, connectedness with others, the art world of museums and the market, and social justice. It’s a place to pry apart preconceived notions, call out cliches and use art as a spring board to question everything. While I don’t believe most cliches about art hold much water, I do believe in one: art brings us together. Let’s explore how.