Book learning comes to life on field trip

Humanities students boarded several buses in front of the school Thursday before leaving for a field trip in downtown Dallas visiting museums and Klyde Warren park where they will be seeing some of their classroom learning up close and personal.

Cydney Dumler

Humanities students boarded several buses in front of the school Thursday before leaving for a field trip in downtown Dallas visiting museums and Klyde Warren park where they will be seeing some of their classroom learning up close and personal.

Lucas Barr, Staff Reporter

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Humanities will take a trip to downtown Dallas on Thursday to visit the Crow Collection of Asian Art, Dallas Museum of Art, and Klyde Warren Park.

“[At the Crow Collection] they are going to go through a training called Artful Thinking which will give them some thinking habits, to help better analyze art in the future,” Humanities teacher Sarah Wiseman said. “Those thinking skills can also be used in other disciplines.”

Students will also visit the Dallas Museum of Art, which contains a large variety of works and exhibitions from various time periods and parts of the world.

“When we are at the museum, we have a project where we will act as a docent,” freshman Ian Wang said. “Everyone chose a certain art movement, and now we have to find a painting online that’s at the museum and is part of the movement, and everyone will teach one another in their groups about the painting and movement they chose.”

The teachers are hoping humanities students will have a productive and worthwhile, yet fun trip.

“The big thing I want them to get from the Crow Collection is a way to slow down, and look at art a little more leisurely,” Wiseman said. “From the Dallas Museum of Art, we’re really hoping that they can learn a lot about the different art movements quickly, in a meaningful way.”

Students are eager for the opportunity to observe cultural works first hand.

“We analyze art every now and then in class,” sophomore Matthew Chen said. “We always have to look at art in class through a book or online, so getting to see some art first hand should be pretty interesting.”

After spending the day observing art, humanities students will have some time to themselves for the last part of the trip with a visit to Klyde Warren Park for lunch.

“We want that to be the cherry on top,” Wiseman said. “It’s [humanities] a really hard class, so having some time to go and enjoy the food trucks and each other is just a nice way to cap off the field trip.”