The world is a fantastic place if you know the right places to look and “The Art Assignment” with PBS Digital Studios (or PBS DS, as we here at AETN call it) knows all the right places. My biggest problem as a college student (no, is not running out of ramen) is wanting to travel the world and see amazing museums and experience everything the world has to offer but not having the funds to do so. “Art Assignment” solves this problem by taking viewers away around the world to places like London, New York City and even Tijuana to educate viewers on how amazing and historical art is changing the world.
“Art Assignment” is hosted by Sarah Green, who also happens to be the wife of the best-selling author John Green (he wrote those fantastic books you read in high school like “Paper Towns” and “The Fault in Our Stars”). Sarah Green is the former curator of contemporary art the Indianapolis Museum of Art, so she kind of knows what she’s talking about. Whether you want to leave the country and go across the world to discover new and exciting art or you want to discover the art scene in your hometown, Sarah Green and “Art Assignment” can let you travel the world from your computer.
Mary Kate Mansfield is a senior at the University of Central Arkansas working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism and will graduate in December of 2017. She is also the editor of the UCA yearbook “The Scroll” and an intern for AETN’s Marketing and Outreach department.