Moving Images and Latin American Sculpture
Our day begins in Astoria, NY at the Museum of the Moving Image – the country’s only museum dedicated to the art, history, technique, and technology of the moving image in all its forms. We will have a docent led “Behind the Screen” tour that will immerse us in the creative and technical process of producing, promoting, and presenting films, television shows, and digital entertainment. In our free time, we may explore the Jim Henson Exhibition which shows the creative process behind such shows as The Muppet Show and Sesame Street and allows us to visit 47 of our favorite puppets. Then, because we are in Astoria, home to the largest Greek community in New York City, we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant featuring Greek and Cypriot cuisine. In the afternoon, we will head to the Noguchi Museum for a docent-led tour of a retrospective exhibit of the sculpture of Gonzalo Fonseca (1922-97). Mr. Fonseca was a major figure in the development of Latin American art, and he created some of the most enchanting sculptures of his day. In our free time, we will continue our own exploration of the relationship among space, place and human understanding by wandering through the permanent collection of Noguchi works.
Cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch, snacks and gratuities.
550 – $148
Thursday, 3/8 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Bus leaves Cheltenham High School promptly at 7:15 a.m.