Art for All: A Look at The Art Assignment
Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Westin Austin Downtown
310 E 5th ST
Hear from Sarah Urist Green, creator and curator of The Art Assignment (#theartassignment). The PBS Digital Studios series, which Sarah co-hosts with her husband, author/vlogger John Green, highlights emerging and established artists working across the United States, with each artist devising an assignment that serves as an open call for art makers across the globe. Celebrating risk-taking in the creative process, the series introduces alternative approaches to art-making and the most innovative minds in art today. Harnessing the meme-loving, community-building power of the internet, The Art Assignment brings new audiences to contemporary art and contemporary artists to new audiences.
Creator & Curator
The Art Assignment
Sarah Urist Green is creator and curator of The Art Assignment, an educational video series produced by PBS Digital Studios that introduces you to alternative approaches to art-making and the most ...Show the rest
Sarah Urist Green is creator and curator of The Art Assignment, an educational video series produced by PBS Digital Studios that introduces you to alternative approaches to art-making and the most innovative minds in art today.Sarah meets artists across the U.S. and solicits assignments from them that serve as open calls for makers across the globe. Since its premiere in Feb. 2014, the series has grown to over 90,000 subscribers, has been watched more than 1.5 million tim, and has generated thousands of artworks in response.
Sarah is the former Curator of Contemporary Art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where she curated the exhibitions Graphite and Andy Warhol Enterprises, among others. While at IMA, she commissioned installations by Spencer Finch, William Lamson, Ball-Nogues Studio, and Kate Gilmore, and was instrumental in developing The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres. Sarah holds a M.A. in modern art history from Columbia and a B.A. from Northwestern.Hide the rest