On Apr. 17, you may have noticed that many of the school’s French students had left campus. French teachers Anna Daniel and Michael Tetzlaff took students in French 3 and above to San Francisco to see the Legion of Honor’s new exhibit, “Monet: The Early Years.” The exhibition showcased Monet’s development as an artist over the start of his career.
During the field trip, the students saw almost 60 portraits, still lifes, genre scenes, and landscape paintings that revealed Monet’s growing interest in textures and light.
The paintings were gathered from several reputable museums, including Paris’s Musée d’Orsay, Washington D.C.’s National Gallery of Art, and New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. Monet’s personal collections were displayed as well.
However, students did more than just see art. They had the opportunity to create their own paintings of landmarks, Monet style.
“You always have some anecdotes or some interesting facts,” Daniel said.
The trip was not only a great cultural experience, but it was also a chance for students to learn about a key French figure.
If you want to see it for yourself, feel free to check it out after finals, as the gallery will remain open until May 29.