A Search for Heroes

On Thursday, the Junior Unit was off to The Philadelphia Museum of Art!  forward to see the exhibit The Wrath of the Gods: Masterpieces by Rubens, Michelangelo, and Titian.  Before our trip we watched a brief video to prep us for our visit and discussed proper museum behavior.

Our students throughly impressed our museum educator with their knowledge of Greek mythology and their ability to think critically about art. We looked closely at the “Prometheus Bound” painting by Rubens and compared it to works by Titian. Students also learned more about the Diana/Artemis statue, a tapestry with Atlas and Hercules in the middle, a marriage chest with Demeter and Persephone, and a painting done in the likeness of Orpheus. Students were inquisitive and made wonderful connections across the works we saw as well as to others we’ve looked at in class. They were engaged and respectful museum goers, and their teachers were very proud of them!