If I can offer you one piece of advice that I have learned while sifting through centuries of textile fragments, tapestries, looms, and ponchos, it is this: never forget to look back to the past; there are people who have come before us, and we can learn from them, because after all, our human condition spans the test of time.
While my lack of formal art training initially caused feelings of anxiety and embarrassment, I was later able to use my own viewpoint when creating educational materials. As it turns out, I actually have quite a lot in common with children. I come to art with an equally blank slate. While I might not be well versed in the technicalities of ancient Roman art, I can relate to children. I can put myself in their shoes and, to be honest, a lot of the time I am in their shoes.
More than catching a glimpse of where the some magic happens at the Nasher Museum, I left my internship this semester inspired by the Registrar’s credo: “Date everything. Throw nothing away.”
The wonderful thing about art and exhibitions is that you get a completely different experience with every visit, depending on what details you focus on. If you have already seen the Matisse exhibition, I challenge you to come visit again and see how your second visit can differ from the first!
We didn’t come to the Nasher Museum that day to crash the kids’ table. We came to see some cool works of art and found ourselves with an unexpected opportunity.
Schroth Top 10
The hunt for great art was on for Trevor Schoonmaker at Art Basel Miami Beach 2012.
This big sexy portrait by Barkley L. Hendricks (above) was a highlight of Art Basel Miami Beach. Note her shoes!
Sarah Schroth, our interim director and Nancy Hanks Senior Curator, rounded a corner in the Projects section of Art Basel Miami Beach on Wednesday and stopped cold. She stood before the back wall of Arratia Beer’s gallery space and stared. At first you see geometric shapes and colors; then you realize each piece is broken and carefully placed into a mosaic. Lovely!