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My Favorite Things: Trang Tran

Dec 6 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Third Floor Galleries

3:30 PM – 4 PM

My Favorite Things tours bring some of the most opinionated and fascinating artists, cultural producers, and community figures into the galleries to discuss their favorite works of art.

This week's tour will be led by SAM's Emerging Arts Leader Intern Trang Tran.

About the presenter

Trang Tran was born in Vietnam, a society with a hierarchical social ladder where there’s a distinguishable gap between the rich and the poor. Growing up at the bottom of that ladder, she learned to appreciate the little things in life. Because she is the first of her family to go to college and because her family highly regards STEM-related fields, Trang was originally set on the path of becoming either a biologist or an architect.

After she was introduced to art history during her first year of college, her plans began to change. Over the course of her college career, Trang’s love for art history flourished, and she left behind her parents’ dream of having a biologist in the family. She dropped biology as a major and continued to pursue art history in the hopes of being recognized by her family as an accomplished art historian and demonstrating to the community that every child deserves an opportunity to pursue a career that they love.

About the Emerging Arts Leader Internship

This interdisciplinary position is designed to provide emerging arts leaders from diverse backgrounds with an in-depth understanding of SAM’s operations, programming, and audiences. This internship develops the skill set and perspective of the emerging arts leader while also providing them with the opportunity to contribute their unique insights and perspectives.

A home department is chosen based on the interns’ professional or academic experience and career objectives, and works across departments to gain an understanding of careers available to pursue.

During the 10-week program, the emerging arts leader will work with key museum departments to develop a community engagement project or program which may be inspired by SAM’s special exhibitions and permanent collection.

All tours start at the top of the gallery escalator.

Free with museum admission.
Photo: Natali Wiseman