It’s Art, Jim, But Not as We Know It

One last note, and then I promise not to write any more until my arrival in Quito:

Why is this summer project such a BIG DEAL? Because Latin American art has been almost completely bypassed by art historians until very recently, meaning that my work alongside Professor Webster literally brings new meaning to the phrase, “Boldly going where no [art historian] has gone before.” But you don’t have to take my word for it: has the full explanation. To quote one of the consulted art historians, “You can just sink your teeth into practically any subject you like [within the field of Latin American art], and you’re going to make a major contribution.”

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Sitting at an outdoor café in Williamsburg, sipping coffee and enjoying the fading afternoon light, my mind is thousands of miles away. My plane departs for Quito, Ecuador in less than four days, but in my eyes, the adventure begins tonight.

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