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Sixth Grade Art History Field Trip to The Cloisters

Sixth Grade Art History Field Trip to The Cloisters

On Monday, December 5, sixth grade students visited New York City for a cross-curricular art/history field trip. Their first stop was the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, where students received a tour of the cathedral with a focus on medieval architecture and the role of the church during the Middle Ages in Europe. At the Cathedral, students had the opportunity to participate in a Medieval Workshop, where they rotated between a variety of activities ranging from carving stone to designing their own stained glass windows.

Next, they visited the Met Cloisters, a branch of the Met dedicated to the art and architecture of Medieval Europe. There, students had the opportunity to see works of art such as the Unicorn Tapestries and the Merode Altarpiece, and experience Medieval Architecture first hand. They had an exciting and educational day exploring with their friends and teachers.