Photography by Julia Lynn

Darcy Shankland

Charleston magazine editor-in-chief
Why is art important in your life?

Art is integral to understanding ourselves and the world around us.

What is your first memory of art?

I was on an elementary school field trip to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco for a traveling exhibition of Impressionist paintings and was completely mesmerized. I was so engrossed in the works that I was nearly left behind.

What is your most memorable art experience?

Spending time with artists in their studios—examining their spaces and tools, and talking with them about their processes.

Who is your favorite artist?

Not a fair question! How to possibly choose?!?

Why are museums important to you?

Museums offer the opportunity to experience works that would otherwise be unavailable. Their exhibitions can spark important ideas and dialogue.


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