Teacher Maria Gonzalez and a group of 16 students from her Spanish Home Language Arts III classes trekked into New York City to tour through the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It was a day that none of them will ever forget.
“The students learned about history and civilizations and their importance in our society,” Ms. Gonzalez said. “For some students, it was their first time going to the city and a museum. It was a memorable day for them and for me.”
Teacher aide Juana de la Rosa came along and helped the teenagers appreciate the incredible exhibits on display. It’s hard not to be amazed by what you come across on any day spent at the Met.
“The trip was incredible because in addition to having a good time, I learned many things,” Keylin Quintanilla said. “This trip was worth it because it helped me to remember many of the topics that I saw in my Global History class last year. For example, I saw a lot about the Egyptians in the exhibits. I took many photos to have them as a souvenir and show them to my family and friends. Thanks to the Sra. Gonzalez for giving to all her students a spectacular and so unique day that I’m sure nobody will forget.”
Known colloquially as “the Met,” the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City attracted nearly seven million visitors to its three locations last year. It is the third most visited art museum in the world and has 5,000 years of art in its collection. It was founded in 1870.
“It was a very nice field trip,” Yarin Raymundo said. “My classmates and I loved having a new experience for everyone and we shared a beautiful day together.”
The Huntington contingent was fascinated with the exhibits and the various aspects of the museum and the artwork on display.
Ms. Gonzalez is the co-faculty advisor for Huntington High School’s Spanish Honor Society. She said the trip to the Met spurred many conversations among the students.
“It is a very nice place where we can appreciate many statues and jewels of antiquity among other things,” Isis Reyes said. “My group and I could seize from these beauties the truth. We learned a lot about them.”
“The Met has always aspired to be more than a treasury of rare and beautiful objects,” states its website. “Every day, art comes alive in the Museum’s galleries and through its exhibitions and events, revealing both new ideas and unexpected connections across time and across cultures.”