5 Things I learned as a Teen Intern at Sarasota Art Museum

Antoinette Zwirchmayr, At the edge of the curtain, 2022, 16 mm lilm, 4 min.

By Gabrielle Mizak SAM TAC 2022-23 1. Contemporary art can be just as good as classical art Before SAM TAC, I had an overall negative viewpoint of contemporary art because I dislike the works of a few artists, such as Banksy, Jeff Koons, and Damien Hirst, who see art as a business to be conquered, which Read More »

Lifetime of Laughter: My Experience with the Ladd Brothers

Scrollathon at Sarasota Art Museum with Steven and William Ladd, Photo: Daniel Perales

By Scarlett-Rose Austin SAM TAC 2022-23 As of June 2021, I’ve had incredible opportunities through the Sarasota Art Museum’s Teen Arts Council incentive to work with some of the very best that Florida’s art world has to offer. People like Dr. Larry R. Thompson, president of Ringling College of Art and Design, a textile artist, Kartina Read More »

Abstract Art Misconceived as Using No Talent

Janaina Tschäpe, Gush (2014), Photo: Teresa Lojacono

By Tala Stuart SAM TAC 2022-23 Most people know that a big part of contemporary art is abstract art. It is enjoyed by many; the strange and unfamiliar distortions of reality can captivate a variety of audiences. While it has its supporters — there are also many who believe it takes no real skill. At first Read More »

Women Artists, Past and Present

Caravaggio, Boy Bitten by a Crayfish, between 1593 and 1600.

By Sophia Chursina SAM TAC 2022-23 Can you guess who was denied all political rights and legally considered their husband’s property? That’s right, women during the Renaissance. But that didn’t stop them from being iconic. Caravaggio, Boy Bitten by a Crayfish, between 1593 and 1600. Take, for example, Sofonisba Anguissola. Although her father wasn’t a painter Read More »

Art And Activism

Guerilla Girls

By Scarlett Jane Whisnant SAM TAC 2022-23 Art binds us all. Some may say it makes us human. When fear and hate separate us, art can be used to increase knowledge and bring us back together. Art and advocacy have always been connected. Historically, the Guerrilla Girls, a group of feminist artists, were known to be Read More »