Trip to Yale Art Gallery! | 2019

Students Visit Yale Art Gallery

Kaia Szulewski 20

Staff Writer

 

    On March 27, Mr. Grennan, Mrs. Taborsak and their Creative Process classes visited the Yale University Art Gallery to observe and analyze pieces of artwork created by many talented artists.

    A docent guided students throughout the four-floor, three building estate. Students learned the historical context behind famous paintings such as Pablo Picasso’s “Femme Assise,” as well as examined the new exhibits of Matthew Barney.

   Mrs. Taborsak explained that the trip gave students an opportunity to engage with art in the real world.

     “The BHS seniors seriously impressed all of us with their thoughtful questions, insightful observations, willingness to take risks and go out on a limb to offer their own interpretations. Students were introduced to a variety of artists and art forms that encompassed different styles, mediums, and concepts, from contemporary sculpture  to abstract installation pieces. Each group had an incredibly knowledgable and passionate docent that helped us negotiate the gallery and explore each piece with depth and interest,” added Mrs. Taborsak.

    Both students and teachers enjoyed the experience and hope to do it again in the future.

    “It was really cool to see the variety of work displayed,” said Molly Boucher, ‘19. “It’s crazy how we have such historical pieces only an hour away from us”.

    Students also explored Chapel Street and enjoyed the variety of cuisine New Haven has to offer – Shake Shack, Claire’s Corner Copia and Taco Bell were hot destinations.

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