Sarah Urist Green

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Sarah Urist Green
Sarah Urist Green, 2007 (cropped).jpg
Green in 2007
Sarah Urist

1979/1980 (age 38–39)
Alma materColumbia University (MA)
Northwestern University (BA)
John Green (m. 2006)

Sarah Green (née Urist; born 1979/1980)[1] is an American art museum curator and the host of the PBS program The Art Assignment.

Early life and education[edit]

Green is originally from Washington, D.C., and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama.[1] She received a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University,[2] and a master's degree in art history from Columbia University.[3][4]


Green worked as a curator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art from 2007 until leaving in 2013.[5] While there, she curated exhibitions such as "Andy Warhol Enterprises" and "Graphite", and also commissioned numerous works for the museum.[6] On February 20, 2014, Green and her husband launched "The Art Assignment"—a PBS online program in which artists encourage viewers to imitate their creative exercises.[1][5] Green has also been a juror for the 3D category of the ArtPrize competition, as well as for ArtPrize's Pitch Night event.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Urist met John Green when they both attended the same preparatory school in Indian Springs, Alabama.[4] They became reacquainted eight years later in Chicago, when Green began dating Urist's boxing partner; after they broke up, he became friends with Urist.[3] Urist became engaged to Green on April 22, 2005,[4] and the two married on May 21, 2006.[9] They have two children: Henry and Alice.[3] In his videos, Green often refers to his wife as the "yeti", because she was talked about frequently in his videos but, by her own request, was not shown on camera during them.[3][10]


  1. ^ a b c Harry, Lou (February 1, 2014). "2014 Forty Under 40: Sarah Urist Green". Indianapolis Business Journal. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Sarah Urist Green". Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  3. ^ a b c d Talbot, Margaret (June 9, 2014). "The Teen Whisperer". The New Yorker. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Countdown to Bliss". The Observer. November 7, 2005. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Lindquist, David (February 17, 2014). "Will you accept Sarah Urist Green's 'Art Assignment'?". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  6. ^ Pinegar, Laura (January 17, 2014). "Sarah Urist Green Has a New Frame of Mind". Indianapolis Monthly. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Kaczmarczyk, Jeffrey (September 28, 2015). "Newcomers dominate ArtPrize 2015 Jurors' Shortlist". Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  8. ^ Chen, Wei-Huan (March 31, 2016). "ArtPrize's Pitch Night returns to Indianapolis Museum of Art". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "May 21st: Comment Bashing, Anniversaries and EBO Ladies". Vlogbrothers. May 21, 2007. Retrieved October 31, 2015.
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