On a delightfully sunny day in June the Art Department took a select group of Third and Fourth year pupils to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
The purpose of the visit was to explore the exhibition 'Cool American Modernism'. The exhibition showcased how artists in the 1920's took a clinical and dispassionate view of the city and the modern world. In the work exhibited, which is precise and quite impersonal, people often seem superfluous. The exhibition includes work from Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, Charles Demuth, Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Imogen Cunningham and Edward Weston.
After touring the exhibition pupils then explored the rest of the gallery which has a magnificent collection of paintings as well as a collection of artefacts from ancient cultures around the world.
Thank you to all the pupils on the trip for their excellent behaviour and to Mr P Cleaver for organising the day.