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Students view paintingThe Columbia High School Art Club enjoyed an amazing day visiting the Clark Institute of the Arts in Williamstown, Mass., last Wednesday. Their docent gave students an hour long gallery talk on Art and Society. Students actively participated in looking at and discussing the artwork of Frederic Remington, Claude Monet, John Constable, Camille Pissaro, and many more. Students discussed the statements the artists were making on society at that time, as well as, the differences from today.

While at The Clark, students explored the museum independently and created their own artwork.

“I was really impressed with the students’ ability to read into the work, make connections and truly just enjoy spending time viewing master paintings in real life rather than from a power point or from a print,” said Columbia art teacher Valerie Gordon. “This was the second year for some of the club members and everyone really enjoyed the visit.”

Special thank you to the Clark for hosting our students, as well as Goff Middle School art teacher Alison Hosier for joining the field trip and serving as a chaperone.

Students at the Clark Institute of Art

Students at the Clark Institute of Art