|First, lunches outside in Central Park, just beware of the bears...|
|Students enjoyed this masterpiece by Frederick Church and even made reference to the movie, the Mission...sometimes these kids amaze me and then other days, like this week, they are simply amazing!!!!|
|Students are led in small groups by teachers through each room and have time to explore on their own as well. The time is divided between painting, sculpture and the 'period' rooms.|
|As in an experience at D-E, students are encouraged to think deeply, question and develop inferences based on all of their knowledge from each part of their rich education.|
|In the 'Oxbow' their science teacher even had them naming the different cloud formations.|
|A good pace, even time to take a moment to reflect on the overwhelming amount of visual information.|
and we also discussed 'reality' vs. 'propoganda' in artwork (to quote one student) and looked at a comparison of a newer version of Washington Crossing the Delaware which was also unveiled this week at the NY Historical Society in Manhattan. See the full article below...
NY Times, 'Crossing the Delaware, More Accurately'
What a fabulous time at the Met,...an annual event that never seems to get old...especially in a year when the Met reinvented the American Wing itself!!!!