My first Art History teacher will always be my favorite Art History teacher.

whenyouworkatamuseum:

Thank you, high school art teacher, for always putting on Sister Wendy when you were too hungover to follow the lesson plan and needed an excuse to turn all the lights off. 

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Glasstire Highlights #25Visits

Glasstire.com my personal favorite platform for all things Texas Visual Arts found out about my project, and gave their audience some highlights of the #25Visits project 

25 Visits: Turrell Talks - from Glasstire.com

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On Friday afternoon, October 18, James Turrell, accompanied by former CAMH Senior Curator Lynn M. Herbert, spoke on his artistic career, his reason for going into cattle ranching work and the culmination of the newest Texas Skyspace: The Color Inside, located on the rooftop of the Student…

When your contemporary art curator wants to bring in a performance artist.

Glasstire: Turrell is Everywhere! But a Few Folks Can Tell You Where it Really Is

25 Visits: 12/25: Aaron

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A new theme has developed for me lately. Something about the ephemeral nature of friendship has me obsessed with relationships, understanding people better and loyalty. I keep thinking about how its only been a couple months, weeks really, since the exhibition opened and already my loyalties…

25 Visits: 11/25 - Rhodes

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I don’t know what it is to be a believer. I never have been one. What a task it must be.

Rhodes proved to me that maybe it’s a little easier to understand than I thought before.

We never talked about God. We talked about art, school, coffee, cycling, camping, making things, wood, Santa…

25 Visits: 10/25: Alden

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imageAt my job, I have to walk the fine line of service, friendship and making the whole damn thing look easy. I can make coffee, gossip, and hear the clang of a falling plate in the kitchen; ‘y’all okay back there??’ I, like many of those blissfully studying the arts, make my living in a coffee…

25 Visits: 9/25: Kirby

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This was an example of a visit that wasn’t necessarily about what we saw. Another companion who I felt needed the time, not the exhibition. I wanted to be with him for a reflective period of time, something valuable with this elusive man. He had been avoiding it. I know this, even…

25 Visits: 8/25: Carole

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Going into this visit I thought a lot about color. Carole has an eye unlike anyone I have ever known. Her palette is spectacular. She is an artist in the truest sense; driven by aesthetics, love and the need to create. Regardless of medium Carole manages to merge an appreciation for a wide array…

25 Visits: 7/25: Tom

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“Color and light overtook me.”

Tom was as pure an audience anyone could ask for. He believes in Turrell. He accepts and embraces. His answers are surprisingly short, really. Tom is someone that is able to impress with his ability to articulate, but there is something very honest and…

25 Visits: 6/25 - Dad

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I just typed up my Dad’s responses. They are short. They are concise. I love them. They kind of make me laugh. It makes me understand a little better how my Dad’s mind works. One of my out-of-town friends has been texting me lately and we talk about the project; he is so perplexed: “how does…

25 Visits: 5/25: Teresa

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People in art school ‘get’ me. While some people have questioned why I would ever want to visit a museum this many times, or how in the world this could possibly be ‘art’, people like Teresa reassure me. She for a while now, has been one of my most treasured sounding boards. She listens,…

25 Visits: 4/25: Mom

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Number 4. While it seems like that number is overwhelmingly small, this has already proven to be one of the most emotionally exhausting projects I have ever worked on. It is hard to explain to people; the questions are quick to come: Why are you doing that? Is it for school? What do you get out of…

25 Visits: 3/25 - Brittney

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Brittney is part of the inspiration for this project. She is a muse in every sense; beautiful, powerful, full of emotion and covered in flowers. In a way that is deeply platonic and avoiding of any romantic or sexual implications; Brittney is the sort of person who I love to feed, she has the…