Let’s StART Here

Hello there!

My name is Monique Tran. I am a traveler. I am thinker. I am an AIESECer. But I’m also just a sophomore at Arizona State University studying economics and global studies. However, don’t be fooled. You won’t be finding anything about the recent economic downturn or coup d’état in this blog. Instead…fdfa3835-8185-4d88-9ca2-1a8a95ded591

Welcome to StART: the place to start when you want to find more find more about art. I am no artist, by any means, and I don’t claim to be. However, I am an art enthusiast. After taking my first art history class I was hooked and I’ve never looked back. This is where my motivations lie for writing this blog. Art keeps me sane in a world of supply and demand curves. It helps me balance the overthrow of one dictator in favor of another morally corrupt puppet. Or as Thomas Merton said, “Art enables us to find ourselves and to lose ourselves at the same time.” StART will be a reprieve from the insanity we call life.

This blog will be modeled after my first art history class. That class was a survey course over the entire history of art, from prehistoric to contemporary. Nothing will be spared: architecture, paintings, sculptures, mixed media, film, performance art, etc. Each week we will be covering a certain period of art and throughout the posts there will be some gallery reviews and interviews with local artists sprinkled in. This should be an exciting new adventure in my life and I’m glad you’re here to join me!

You can find me in various museums, surfing the web for more information on the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood or in my room binge-watching Netflix.

OR you can contact me, the blogger, at mmtran@asu.eduDon’t hesitate to leave feedback, suggestions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you!