Columbia High School Students Visit Various Galleries in Manhattan & New Jersey
Columbia High School
students from Mr. Jon Fisher’s Photography class, Ms. Malhotra's Graphics and
Production Journalism classes, and Bisa Butler's Art Classes, went on a field
trip to visit various galleries in the Chelsea Arts District of Manhattan, and
a visit to Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, NJ on November 18th.
The trip started out in Chelsea, where the students were split into 4 smaller
groups each with a chaperone. They visited an array of galleries seeing an
incredible variety of contemporary art from painting, sculpture, mixed media,
film, video, and installation works. After grabbing lunch at a few restaurants
on 10th Avenue between 24th and 25th streets, they boarded the bus and headed
to Mana Contemporary, in Jersey City, an incredible art empire which is growing
rapidly from it's humble beginnings as Moisha's Moving & Storage Company,
to what it is today, an art storage warehouse, with galleries, art studio's and
framing facilities, and creative organizations from all over the metropolitan
area, and world, that have been attracted to make it their home.
The students had a chance to visit an exhibition of historical photographs from
political campaigns right up to the present at The International Center of
Photography's gallery, and were given a poster of selfie's that various
candidates took of themselves with constituants, and enjoyed seeing works by
Andy Warhol that had never been shown in the US before, as well as a visit to
the studios of artists in residence at Mana.
Eyes and minds were opened, and a good time was had by all!
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