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Northwest Art department takes on the Big Apple

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Students rushed out of 4th period on Thursday March 1 with an image of city lights in their head. The art department took a four-day trip to New York City from March 1 to March 4.

The students arrived in the city Friday morning after spending the night in Maryland. Their first stop was the Museum of Modern Art, otherwise known as MoMA. They were able to see works from famous artists like Picasso and Van Gogh as well as more modern works from lesser known artists. A highlight for many of the students was seeing Van Gogh’s starry night.

“It was really cool to get the chance to see the original Starry Night in person,” senior Hannah Hunt said.

Students soon got an opportunity to explore the city and walk around, always abiding by the buddy system of course. This was when the snow and ice settled in, sending some students running and others dancing.

“The weather was terrible, but I was impressed with how well the students handled it, there was no complaining and they had such good attitudes,” art teacher and trip leader Beth Herrick said. “It makes me want to go again.”

Friday night the students got the chance to see Wicked, a story about the origins of the Wicked Witch of the West, on Broadway. They spent the night in New Jersey and got up early the next morning for another day full of art and site seeing.

They began their day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, otherwise known as The Met.

“It was crazy how large the Met was,” junior Alivia Hicks said. “It seemed like they had a section for every type of art.”

With only a couple hours to explore the giant museum which has its own ancient ruins and colonial house inside, they had to move fast, and not waste a second.

Next, it was off to the 9/11 memorial and museum which isn’t quite art but is an amazing educational opportunity.

“The museum was really moving,” senior Emma Acree said. “It was really intense and emotional, part of it was a wall of pictures of all the victims of the attack. That was really hard to look at.”

After such a heart breaking experience, the trip took a turn for the more upbeat, traveling to times square to walk through Madam Tussauds Wax museum and attend The Phantom of the Opera.

Sunday students once again rose early, but this time it was to make their way back to our humble Greensboro.

“I thought that even though it was a long bus ride and the weather wasn’t always sublime the experiences and memories are unforgettable,” senior Hannah Mahaffey.



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