AP Art History Students Experience NYC Art and Culture

Ms. Lewis’ AP Art History and Studio Classes were treated to a day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan to study a number of the museum’s collections. The group spent time at the Fifth Avenue locale studying art from the Classical World, Africa, Asia and South America. Once at the museum, the students were tasked with finding and examining several pieces of art, architecture and artifacts and determining how and why they were made, how they relate to each other and other works within AP Art History. As part of the assignment, they had to answer questions such as: What do you see that helps you know what the object is made of? How the object was formed? What do you see that is a clue to inform you when it was made? The trip was an opportunity for students to connect the art they discovered at The Met with the art they have been learning about in class.