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My name is Kate and I was born and raised as a city girl. Some people find it hard to believe that I spend a month every year in Mount Ida, Arkansas. At the end of every June, my family and I pack our bags and head south to visit my father’s family. My brother and I also spend two weeks at Camp Ozark while we are there. Camp in Arkansas has really shaped me as a person. I am more open to new experiences because of all the time I have spent in two completely different places.
Ever since I was a little girl, my dad has taken me to museums and taught me how to appreciate art. My dad would take me to the Brooklyn Museum and play a special game with me. First I would look at one of the model rooms for two minutes. Then I would turn around, he would ask me a question about the room, and I would have to answer from memory. A popular question was “How many candles are in the room?” and by the time I was older, I knew what to look for in the room.
While my dad was the first person to introduce me to art, as I have gotten older, I have taken the initiative upon myself to learn more about it. I first learned of Youth Insights when my teacher from a class I had taken at the Guggenheim sent me the link to the Youth Insights web page. After reading about the course, I decided to apply and was picked to participate. I got to work with kids and create a lesson about specific works of art. I learned how to speak about art and talk about what I noticed.
Not soon after, I discovered that the Whitney was home to many works by some of my favorite artists such as Robert Rauschenberg and Mark Rothko. Now, one year later, I am back interning for a second time, because I learned so much and had such a pleasant experience. I know I will learn even more in Youth Insights Writers. I hope one day to be back working at the Whitney again.