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Thelma Golden, American Educator ( - )

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The privilege I've had as a curator is not just the discovery of new works... but what I've discovered about myself and what I can offer in the space of an exhibition - to talk about beauty, to talk about power, to talk about ourselves, and to talk and speak to each other.~Thelma Golden


Beauty Myself Power

I grew up going to museums. I was privileged to discover art and artists in a very personal way.~Thelma Golden


Art Way Museums

As a child, our house had a backyard lined with roses tended vigilantly by my mother. So the fragrance fills me with nostalgia for my youth.~Thelma Golden


Mother Roses Child

I'm constantly making exhibitions in my head.~Thelma Golden


Head Exhibitions Making

The day I decided I didn't want to be a 19th-Century European curator, I knew I would never have the experience of people coming and going 'ooh' and 'aah,' the way they do around the Monets. It just doesn't happen.~Thelma Golden


Experience Day People

I can't live with art: I'd spend too much time tweaking it.~Thelma Golden


Art Time Live

I resist the temptation to curate my apartment.~Thelma Golden


Temptation Apartment

I'm a big Whole Foods fan.~Thelma Golden


Big Whole Fan