Intellectual Profile (Melissa Nunes)

1.Give some basic information about your studies and fields of interest.

I am a junior studying psychology here at CU.  I want to go on to be a child psychologist.  I am very interested in the study of development and the way children learn and grow.  I took this class because I also have an interest in art history after taking an art history class freshman year.  I am not very well educated on art but I find it very interesting.

2.Describe an exhibition that you liked or found impressive. Tell us why. Please provide a link to a website, if possible.

When I was 15 I visited Paris for the first time and I found the Eiffel Tower incredible.  Not only the size but also the architecture was amazing.  To this day I believe it is one of the most beautiful pieces of architecture I have ever seen.

3. Which books did you read of late (art, fiction, non-fiction)? Pick one and go into detail about it.

I recently read Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas, which was a novel in which is based on two trips that the author took to Las Vegas.  In the book, him and his attorney originally go down to Las Vegas for a motorcycle race.  They end up experimenting with many types of drugs and the novel turns into their interpretation of their trip while on these drugs.

4.What are your main interests besides art?

Like I said earlier I am a psychology major so that is one of my main interests.

5.Which blogs do you check regularly?

I do not really do any blogging or checking of blogs

6.Which cultural event has really impressed you lately? This can be a museum, a concert, or anything like that, but also a sports game (if you consider this a cultural event for which there are good reasons). Or anything I am not even thinking of … Again, tell us why.

I recently went to the broncos/patriots football game about a month ago.  I definitely think that sporting events are very cultural because it is a completely different atmosphere.  There are cheers and certain traditions they do every game.  Also the singing of the star spangled banner makes it feel a lot like a cultural event.

7.Please describe briefly an article in a newspaper or a magazine that got you thinking lately. Reading online is fine, and what you introduce here does not have to be about art. If the respective article is available online, please link to it!

I recently read an article about a 17-year-old girl who won$100,000 because she created a nanoparticle that apparently kills cancer.

8.Please share with us a thought or an idea that really widened your intellectual horizon. Again, this must not be limited to the visual arts. If possible, give a source for this idea so that others know where to go to if they are interested.

This is not necessarily intellectually widening my horizon, but this is the first year that I have had a part time job during school.  Not only has this taught me the value of the dollar and how important it is to work hard, but it has also taught me a lot about time management.  I have had to learn to do homework at times that I do not usually do and to take classes at times that I don’t usually take them because of all the time that gets taken up having a job.

9.Have you been to the Denver Art Museum, MCA Denver and BMoca Boulder? Describe one art object or a show you remember seeing.

Unfortunately I have only been to the Denver Art Museum one time and I have not been to the others.  I went about 2 years ago and vaguely remember what I saw.  I do sort of remember a huge mural that was being shown only for a limited time that was amazing but I do not remember many details of the mural.

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