AP Art Goes to Pittsburgh
Students in Grier’s AP Art Portfolio class took a weekend trip to Pittsburgh where they visited several museums and enjoyed some of the city’s attractions. The group visited the Andy Warhol museum, which is home to the largest collection of Warhol art in the world. While on the North Side of Pittsburgh, they also visited the Mattress Factory, which is a contemporary art museum featuring room-sized installations by in-residence artists. Plus, the group made a stop at the colorful folk art house called Randyland.
Near the University of Pittsburgh in the Oakland neighborhood, the group visited the Carnegie Museum of Art, home to a variety of fine art, and the Phipps Conservatory where American Artist Dale Chihuly’s glass sculptures are integrated into the garden exhibits. These students and their teachers also enjoyed ascending Mount Washington on the incline for a scenic nighttime view of the city.
AP Art Portfolio class is intended for students interested in attending a post-secondary program where portfolios are a prerequisite to admission. In AP Art Portfolio class, teacher Ms. Rebecca Donaghue assists students in their final preparation of a completed portfolio that shows skills in all areas and media as required by the College Board assessment standard. AP Art History teacher Ms. Julie Piotti also accompanied the group to Pittsburgh. In Ms. Piotti’s course, students develop and understanding and knowledge of architecture, sculpture, painting, and other art forms within diverse historical and cultural context at an introductory college course level.
This fun trip to Pittsburgh provided plenty of artistic inspiration and education to these Grier artists.