Art History Tour

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Art students from W.T. Clarke High School and East Meadow High School were afforded the opportunity to tour historic mansions and art collections in Rhode Island on January 17 and 18. The students were from upper-level studio art, architectural design and drawing, photography and creative crafts classes.

The tour included visits to the Breakers, Marble House and Rosecliff in Newport as well as explorations of the diverse and rich art collection housed at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum in Providence. The art collection included pieces dating as far back as 4,000 years ago. While visiting the museum, the students were treated to a performance from the RISD music recital series.

“Our recent visit to Rhode Island provided students with a special glimpse into what Gilded Age life was like for families of extraordinary means,” said District Art Chairperson Heather Anastasio. “Our students were very inspired by the art, architecture and landscape. The inspiration will undoubtedly serve to fuel their artistic creativity for months to come.”