“The city that never sleeps…”
Every year, the art department works hard to put together a fascinating trip. During this half term, both IB and Pre-U Art & DT specialists had the chance of visiting New York and benefitting from the wide variety of art galleries and landmarks available. The accommodation for the trip was the Wolcott Hotel, in the heart of Times Square.
Some of the significant galleries include the MoMA, MET, Guggenheim and the Cooper Hewitt Museum. In these remarkable places students saw original famous artworks such as “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh, pieces from Andy Warhol as well as Picasso. In the Cooper Hewitt Museum, DT specialists in particular benefitted, as they were able to explore and create sketches of a wide variety of chair designs that helped with their individual coursework projects. The MoMA also had a fashion exhibition on display, which was inspiring for many of the art students interested in clothing design and apparel.
Apart from the educational motives of the trip, pupils also had the possibility of taking part in a great range of entertaining activities such as the Liberty boat cruise, Grand Central Station, watching a Broadway show, visiting the 9/11 Memorial and walking The Highline. Besides this, every night, the teachers took students to delicious restaurants such as the Bubba Gump, Buca di Beppo and the Hard Rock Café.
Despite the jetlag and the long hours of walking, the trip helped inspire everyone in advancing with their individual projects as well as providing a week of exciting activities in The Big Apple… This memory has marked everyone attending in a positive way and will be remembered with great fondness.