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Briarwood seniors visiting the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and enjoyed touring the MFAH Sculpture Garden, Cloud Column sculpture, the Glassell School of Art, MFAH exhibits and the Rothko Chapel.
Kate Munson, Briarwood senior, had a strong reaction to her first field trip of the year, a trip she found both fun and instructional. “I had such a great time at the museum and overall during the trip. If it weren’t for this trip. I wouldn’t have known about (the new the works of art and sculpture) that we saw there.”
On Aug. 30, 2018, the Senior Class of 2019 embarked on a field trip to The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The week prior to the trip, in senior language, we read articles informing us about the architecture, sculpture, and individual artists and their works that are currently on view at the MFAH campus. We became familiar with the backgrounds and styles of various artists such as Turrell, Rothko, and the Starn Brothers and architects of the campus: Mies van der Rohe, Noguchi and Moneo. We toured the MFAH Sculpture Garden and saw our reflections in the newly constructed and somewhat controversial sculpture entitled, “Cloud Column” by Anish Kapoor. We went atop the Glassell School of Art’s sloped roof to view the city skyline. Inside the MFAH Pavilion, we climbed through the Big Bambu interactive exhibit and admired artifacts from ancient India, China and Japan. We closely examined exquisite paintings and digital artwork throughout the museum itself.
Kate Munson reflects on her day exploring MFAH.
Later in the day, we made our way to the sleek and modern Asia Society Building to view its 2nd floor infinity pool and then to the world-renowned Rothko Chapel, a destination for meditation and art which provides a series of faith-based books for visitors to connect with their own religion or learn about others.
Eli Witt commented, “I enjoyed the calm meditation and atmosphere in Rothko Chapel.”
Grant Baird summed up most of our reactions. “I found the trip to be very inspiring and instructive. I feel a lot more cultured than I did before.”