Art Now

Met, Guggenheim, Central Park!

Today in class students learned about art and valuation from guest speaker and Christie’s Education alumna, Marisa. Then, students took some time to work on their collections. It will be exciting to see what they come up with for Thursday!

After lunch, students had a guided tour of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (“the Met”)–one of NYC’s most famous museums! Then, they had some free time to explore on their own. It is easy to get lost in such a huge museum, but students were able to successfully nagivate their way through to their favorite pieces. Even though it was a very warm day, the roof of the Met was a popular place to hang out, soak in the skyline, and take a couple of selfies.

                        

The Guggenheim museum was the next stop on our list. The architecture of the building is equally striking as the art inside it! Currently on display at the Guggenheim is the work of Alberto Giacometti. His work focuses on the human figure and how to represent it using various materials.

         

Our final stop was for some free time in Central Park! Between the castle, the lake, and the carousel, there is a little something for everyone! And the weather did its part to cooperate as well, making for an enjoyable evening in the park.

 

Next up: the FLAG Art Foundation and a gallery crawl through Chelsea!