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|Sarah Urist Green|
Green in 2007
1979/1980 (age 38–39)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
|Alma mater||Columbia University (MA)|
Northwestern University (BA)
John Green (m. 2006)
Early life and education
Green is originally from Washington, D.C., and grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. She received a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University, and a master's degree in art history from Columbia University.
Green worked as a curator for the Indianapolis Museum of Art from 2007 until leaving in 2013. While there, she curated exhibitions such as "Andy Warhol Enterprises" and "Graphite", and also commissioned numerous works for the museum. 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. Green has also been a juror for the 3D category of the ArtPrize competition, as well as for ArtPrize's Pitch Night event.
Urist met John Green when they both attended the same preparatory school in Indian Springs, Alabama. They became reacquainted eight years later in Chicago, when John Green began dating Urist's boxing partner; after they broke up, he became friends with Urist. Urist became engaged to Green on April 22, 2005, and the two married on May 21, 2006. They have two children: Henry and Alice. In his videos, John 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.
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