This website is the result of a first-semester freshman class where we, the students, learned to appreciate art.
In the first half of the class, we attended performances, visited exhibits, read poems and a novel, and watched documentaries under the guidance of Professor Drabik. In these events we were taught to see the value of art beyond our appreciation of it. We saw the calls for change, the provoked thought, and the empathy that ran through our experiences of art. We saw how art used emotion and “walking in their shoes” empathy to influence us, its viewers.
The second half of the class is ultimately reflected in the pages of this website. We now knew about the meaning of art as a social, mental, and aesthetic influence; we were given freedom to choose. We selected our own exhibits and performances and prepared ourselves to see what new issues, ideas, and insights would arise in our handpicked displays of art.
We would like to thank our teacher, Professor Drabik, for guiding us into our encounters with art.
Feel free to explore and see what we learned and experienced through our art of choosing!
Where We Went
- CCNY (OUR HOME BASE!!!)
- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum & The Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Lincoln Center (Met Opera House)
- The Asia Society
- Neil Simon Theatre
- Carnegie Hall & City Center
- MoMA & Radio City Music Hall
- Lyceum Theatre
- International Center of Photography
- St. Patrick’s Cathedral
- MoMA PS1
- Joyce Theatre
- The Public Theatre
- Lynn Redgrave Theatre
- The Museum of Chinese in America
- BAM Harvey Theatre (In Downtown Brooklyn)
(The subway system was our best friend!!! We took the subway everywhere!!)