Far Brook School's Fifth and Sixth Graders enjoyed an enriching experience at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. They were divided into smaller groups for museum tours, each headed by a docent. The insights the docents provided into the cultural and historical significance of many of the artifacts in the Greek and Roman collections were eagerly absorbed by our curious students. The highlight of the morning came when they were met by Seán Hemingway, a curator of Greek and Roman Art at the Met, who gave them a general overview of the profession of curator and answered questions before leading the group to see a coin on loan to the museum depicting the image of Brutus. The students, armed with pencils and journals in hand, then split into smaller groups led by parent and staff chaperones, and set off to do some sketching, question answering, and exploring. Most of the Sixth Graders ended the day by sketching (to various degrees of excellence) a bust of Emperor Constantine I and even trying to mimic his facial pose for the camera!
Courtesy of Sydra Miller