Grade 12 Art Students Visit MoMA
On March 8, Grade 12 students went on a field trip to the Museum of Modern Art to see up-close and in person works related to the 12th-grade curriculum in visual arts, as well as seminal works in modern art.
Students observed works by Sophie Taeuber-Arp—a required-study artist added to the Grade 12 art curriculum this year—and immersive installations by Louise Bourgeois and Joan Jonas that address issues of presentation studied in the Grade 12 art curriculum. The class also viewed a temporary exhibition of works by the Brazilian modernist Tarsila do Amaral that were produced in Sao Paulo and Paris, as well as a comprehensive exhibition highlighting the extensive, influential, and diverse career of photographer Stephen Shore.
According to high school art teacher Alison McNulty, "Students especially enjoyed seeing some of the most famous modern artworks by Cezanne, Picasso, van Gogh, Monet, Duchamp, Matisse, Malevich, and many, many others."
Students observe Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907).