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5 Things I learned as a Teen Intern at Sarasota Art Museum
By Gabrielle Mizak
SAM TAC 2022-23
1. Contemporary art can be just as good as classical art
My New Favorite Contemporary Art
Visual Artist - Antoinette Zwirchmayr
Permformance Artist Marina Abramovic
2. Creativity and fun outweighs being perfect at art
Because I work in visual mediums and not physical art, the best thing I can draw is a stick figure. Although I don’t have much knowledge of art forms such as drawing, painting, or sculpting, I have found that I now find enjoyment in them.
I admire what the children who come to open studios can come up with just with cardboard and glue and I want to apply that same principle to how I think about creating my own art. Art can look like a mess of feathers, googly eyes, and markers, and still hold valuable meaning and creativity.
My own bad art
3. Getting involved in the art world as a teenager matters
4. Surround yourself with people who will support your passion
5. Viewing art in a museum setting is not an olympic sport
Before becoming a teen intern at SAM, the only museum I’d ever visited was The Ringling Museum. SAM TAC also focuses on how to view, discuss, and effectively critique art, which I didn’t have much experience with prior to my time there. I never used to read the text blurbs when looking at a piece, but now I always do to better understand it with information about the meaning of the piece and the artist’s intentions. The main thing I have learned is to slow down and really try to take in an artwork instead of quickly looking at it and moving on. It’s meant for you to deeply look into it with your head and not just gaze at it with your eyes.
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