Festival of Trees and Traditions / Hartford Public Library’s Artwalk




Sculpture students participated in the 44th annual Festival of Trees and Traditions at the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.  Using wire, paper and foam board, students created unique ornaments inspired by Abstract Expressionism.  Their work was hung on a cardboard tree and displayed at the museum throughout the event.

The Art Department took a field trip to Hartford, CT and saw several special art exhibits.  First, students visited the Hartford Public Library where they received a tour of the building’s permanent artworks and the current exhibit at the Artwalk Gallery.  Then students visited the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art where they experienced a guided docent tour of the museum and a self-guided tour of the exhibits, including the annual Festival of Trees and Traditions.

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Students Visit New Britain Museum of American Art

gallery of AP students
On December 5th, students from the Art Department took a field trip to the New Britain Museum of American Art and had a chance to explore the wonders of Art in their own backyard!

The students had a special treat in viewing the works of Nelson Augustus Moore, a local Kensington Artist, and seeing what the town they live in looked like a few generations ago. They also interacted with Titus Kaphar’s engaging “The Vesper Project” installation,  the “Let Me Quilt One More Day” exhibit that juxtaposes classic with more modern quilt designs, as well as the f.64 photography exhibit featuring artists Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Willard Van Dyke, Brett Weston, and Edward Weston.

After a wonderful morning at the museum, the students engaged in a fine dining experience at Great Taste Restaurant, right down the road from the museum.

You can see photos of their adventures here.