Monday, April 30, 2007

Class Field Trip

At the end of the semester, I take my Basic Illustration class on a field trip to the Museum of Fine Arts. I arrange for a private show in the Works on Paper room where students have an exclusive view of works by Picasso, Manet, Homer, Pissaro, Rembrandt, Munch (to name a few).

I get to pick works that are in the museum's private collection and I choose pieces that include subject matter I taught in class such as self-portraits and figure studies.

It's such a treat to "play curator" for the day. Next semester I'm going to bring one of my own drawings to put on the shelf so I can say "My work was shown next to a Rembrandt!"

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