Hello everyone! This is Jackson and welcome to the tenth interview for my blog, 3 Art Questions With Jackson. This time I interviewed Christina Alderman. I met her when I was little and she worked at the Walker Art Center. She was probably my first art friend and I miss her. That is me at the bottom right of the Walker poster above. Christina organized the group and it was fun. We had pizza. Thank you for reading! Let me know what you think!
Jackson: Do you miss the Walker Art Center? I miss seeing you there.
Christina: I miss the Walker very much because I met so many amazing people like you! It’s a part of my life that I will treasure and never forget. I continue to watch the Walker from afar, so I continue to see the many amazing thing it does.
Jackson: What kind of art is your favorite and why?
Christina: It’s hard to have a favorite because my job always keeps me learning about so many new kinds. This summer I have been spending a lot of time learning about ancient polychrome. Many of the ancient marble sculpture and statues we see in museums were painted all sorts of colors. They had golds, bright reds, blues and more. It was amazing. It’s been fun to wander galleries and imagine what these statues might have been like.
Jackson: If you could meet any artist who would it be and why?
Christina: So many artists, but I am going to have to go with Mark Rothko. I am not sure I would have my job or even care about art if wasn't for Rothko. When I started college, I was convinced to take an art class. We went on a field trip to the Albright Knox museum in Buffalo, NY, and I saw Rothko. I stared and stared, and then I cried. I had no idea why, or no idea what it meant, and I was crying. It changed my life. That was the moment I wanted to spend my life around art and began my quest to figure out how to work at an art museum. So, if it wasn’t for Rothko I might not have even met you and so many other things in my life would have never happened. I would like the chance to say thanks.