Art students spend the day in LA

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By Maddie Baker

Visual art students take a group photo outside of Los Angeles County Museum of Art to commemorate their experience. (Photo by Mrs. McGreal)

Visual art students visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Tuesday, March 13 to view some of the pieces they are studying and get inspiration for their independent portfolios. Mrs. McGreal teamed up with her husband and Silverado art teacher Mr. McGreal and his art students to take a day trip to California. They left on a bus at 6 a.m. and arrived back in Vegas at 11:30 p.m.

“I wanted students to get an experience to visit a museum, so they can see famous works of art and be inspired for their work,” Mrs. McGreal, AP art history and ceramics teacher, said. “It allows to relate more to the information they are learning if they have seen it in person and not just in pictures.”

The museum includes famous works by Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, and Rembrandt Harmenszoon. The students toured all three floors of the museum together in small groups. Students ate lunch at the LACMA Café upon arrival then explored the different exhibits, including European art, Indigenous art, Asian art, American art, and Middle Eastern art.

“The best part [of the trip] was seeing pieces of artwork I’ve learned about and have heard about for so long like ‘Images’ by René Magritte,” Baily Ludwick, junior, said. “Seeing them in person puts things in perspective and really connects you with history.”

The total cost of the trip for each student was $100, which included admission to the museum, a trip t-shirt, and the cost of the bus. Approximately 60 students attended the field trip: 30 from Coronado and 30 from Silverado. They took a charter bus and stopped in Barstow on the way there and on the way back to stretch their legs and grab a bite to eat.

“The bus ride was okay, but I was just getting antsy because I couldn’t wait to see all the art,

” Jacob Foard, senior, said. “The day trip was definitely worth the bus ride, I saw so many things I’ve only seen in pictures or read about.”