Sebastian Smee: First Impressions

I read an interesting article by Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee where he discusses his move from Australia to Boston, and his first impressions of the Boston art scene. I like the article because he discusses larger themes of the art world within the context of his own personal experience as an art critic and new arrival in Boston.

I particularly like this statement:
“It’s easy to forget in such a climate that artists – at least the best ones – create things not because they know stuff and want to tell us about it, but precisely because they don’t know stuff, and want to explore that state of not knowing, to feel it out, to prod it, isolate it, and reconnect it with other kinds of experience.”

Read the entire article here.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA


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