Why I Want to Write About Art

I started going to art museums when I was about 17, a little late to the game as most “cultured” pros would attest, but I dove in headfirst and absorbed everything I could since my first interactions with art. I studied art history in both my undergraduate and graduate programs, and I hope to eventually become a curator or gallery director. I feel comfortable in art museums, and challenged, and inspired. But the more I immersed myself in the academic side of art history, the more frustrated I became with how insular that world can be, and how intimidating it still is to many outsiders (and, often, wannabe “insiders” like myself).