On Friday, December 9th, Delbarton upper-level art classes visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a day of education and inspiration. Led by Ms. Diane Lopez, Mr. Dom Rodi and Ms. Caitlin Servilio, Delbarton juniors and seniors - including AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and Studio Art classes - had the opportunity to see amazing works of art up close and personal. Students were spotted drawing in their sketchbooks, exploring the many different wings of the labyrinthine museum, and of course, enjoying a snack in the cafe.
According to students, collection highlights included the American wing, the Temple of Dendur, and the Modern and Contemporary paintings on display. There were also special exhibitions going on that brought to life Cubism and trompe l'oeil painting, the art of the kimono, and ancient Greek and Roman sculpture painted in period-appropriate color, among others. On the way home, our bus driver was even kind enough to swing by the Rockefeller Center plaza for a view of the famous Christmas tree, while the students serenaded us with a brief carol. After a short break from field trips during the pandemic, it was wonderful to re-start the Art Department's annual trip to the MET - long live the arts!