Sixth Form Art Trip to New York
The Art Department enjoyed a highly successful trip to New York this Easter holiday. The flight over was excellent and students and staff were soon in central Manhattan. Whilst in New York they visited the Met, the MOMA and the Guggenheim galleries not to forget the Natural History Museum as well. In addition to this, O.S. Kate Fallon, who had recently been working at the new Whitney Art Gallery, arranged for free tickets for the group to see their famous Whitney Biennial which was a highly memorable experience.
The group also found time to visit Trump Tower, Times Square, Central Park and the Empire State Building both during the day and in the evening and on both times experienced stunning views of Manhattan and in particular the new World Trade Centre. Other highlights were the boat trip around Manhattan Island viewing the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island and a limo tour of the city which saw them visit China Town and Little Italy. They even found time for a little retail therapy as well.
The food was, of course, very good with many a burger and pizza being consumed not to mention the milkshakes. Food highlight was probably Virgil's Real BBQ on the last night of the trip. In summary, the Art was stunning, the city breath-taking and the whole experience one that will live long in the memory.
Richard M. Honey, Head of Senior School Art