Highlighted Member: Jackie Yoon

Highlighted Member: Jackie Yoon

Name: Jackie yoon
Member Level: sustainer
Member Since: 2012

What excites you most about CAM’s future?
CAM has a rich history of local supporters and international recognition, but since Lisa Melandri joined us, it seems as if we have had an explosion of energy and excitement and a vision that is infectious. CAM seems to be doing more in the store, and the remodeling of the front desk and café is very progressive. All of this is very exciting!

Why would you encourage others to become members of CAM?
Not only is CAM a place to interact with others that have similar interests but, for some reason, it seems to attract people who come with an open mind. They are ready for an adventure and willing to consider another perspective. Being around people like this is so energizing and fun. There are so many activities at CAM for families and adults that there is always something to do.

Why do you think it is important to support CAM?
If I had to choose one word to describe CAM, it would be ‘diversity.’ The art that CAM displays comes from all around the world, in all types of media, and can appeal to people of all demographics. CAM is a museum that sees no age, gender, or race. And it inspires thoughtful, global perspectives among artists and those who appreciate art. Supporting CAM is supporting diversity.

Why is CAM important to St. Louis?
I was born in South Korea and raised in St. Louis. I lived in Chicago and Los Angeles, but have lived in St. Louis most of my life. Our world is as global as it has ever been. Our kids are communicating with people in other countries via Skype and Facebook. As a working mother, I want my own son, as well as future generations, to have institutions like CAM that bring art and culture to St. Louis in ways they can interact with and appreciate—and not just in theory. 

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