Six undergraduate students from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are in New York City this weekend with $100,000 to spend. They’re on an art-buying trip for the university’s Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art. After spending months researching artists, they are finally visiting galleries and purchasing artwork for the school. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talked with one of the students on the trip, Devon Gilbert, about his experience.
Devon is a senior business and enterprise management and art history major from Winston-Salem.
Visit NPR’s Marketplace to listen to Devon’s interview or read the edited transcript.