CRLS World Language Students Visit the Goya: Order and Disorder Exhibit

CRLS World Language Students Visit the Goya: Order and Disorder Exhibit
Posted on 10/31/2014

GoyaStudents had an awesome day at the Boston Museum of FIne Arts' Goya: Order and Disorder exhibit. This excursion couldn't have gone off any better. Walking down the escalator at Harvard Station, the big screen flashed the PR for the Goya exhibit, and we continued to see these images on the subway ride. This added to the anticipation and excitement.

Once we arrived, students spent several hours absorbing Goya's genius -- contemplating how his mind worked, and awed at his artistic virtuosity. JR, a school volunteer and one of the BU interns Kari Tanner, were also on hand and held conversations with students in Spanish about what they were seeing.

Photographs were not allowed in the Goya exhibit so, students took notes in notebooks or on their phones. By the end of the exhibition, it was very clear the students were really enjoying their time and learning alot.

We spent most of our time in the Goya exhibit, but also went to the Americas exhibit to see:

  • precolombian and colonial weaving;
  • painting of mixed races caste system in colonial Mexico;
  • 18th century French decorative arts to give students an idea of how ahead of his time Goya was;

We will be doing follow up projects-- and will be highly individualized according to the students' strengths  and interest.

Photo: Students standing in front of the statue by the same sculptor who did the knight CRLS's front display case. 

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