OUR SCENE | Christina Chang: Our art scene is thriving, but where are the artists from diverse communities?
I grew up in L.A. and I went to UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree. I would have majored in art history, but my parents thought a degree in political theory would be more lucrative, so that was my major; I minored in art history. A Ph.D. in art history was a different story, though, so my mom gave me her blessing to pursue a doctorate at the University of Michigan. I finished my dissertation in 2010, and I was fortunate enough to have a job waiting for me as assistant curator at the Weisman Art Museum.