Episode 026: Karin

This week we chatted with Karin Oen-Lee, the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco. Tune in to hear how she shifted her focus from medicine to art history and her personal mission to bring a more diverse perspectives to the art world and the public. Listen to learn more about:

  • How a physical injury allowed her time to reflect and ultimately jump-start her journey into the nonprofit art field

  • The importance of showing art that reflects diverse perspectives

  • Find out how and why one of her job duties included procuring a cow heart

  • The satisfaction of seeing how people are impacted by her exhibits

Follow up links:

Asian Art Museum

Music Credits:
Theme song - Jazz from the Kitchen by Nikitaka

RECIPE: Lavender Gin & Soda
Servings: One


Lavender simple syrup to taste (I used about 1/3 oz)
1 oz gin (I used Barr Hill Honey Gin)
1/2 lemon (juiced)
1-2 oz soda water

Optional Garnish:

To make the simple syrup:
In small pot, boil 1/2 cup of water. Add 1/2 cup of sugar (I used evaporated cane juice). Add 1 tsp of dried lavender. Once boiled, let sit for about 10 minutes until cool. Strain out lavender.

Combine above ingredients (except for soda water) in a shaker. Shake em up! Pour in a short glass over a large ice cube. Add soda water. Enjoy!