Metropolitan Museum of Art Guides Students Through Spain

Students study proportions of Luis Meléndez’s The Afternoon Meal.
Students study proportions of Luis Meléndez’s The Afternoon Meal.
Painted by El Greco in 1600, Cardinal Fernando Niño de Guevara was appointed Inquisitor General of Spain by Philip III in 1599.  To commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. On view at the MET- November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015
Painted by El Greco in 1600, Cardinal Fernando Niño de Guevara was appointed Inquisitor General of Spain by Philip III in 1599. To commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Metropolitan Museum and the Hispanic Society of America are pooling their collections of the work of this great painter to provide a panorama of his art unrivaled outside the Museo del Prado in Madrid. On view at the MET- November 4, 2014–February 1, 2015
Francisco de Goya painted ‘Pepito’ around 1810 and over two hundred years later, still captures the attention of art students, rendering their own version of this masterpiece in their sketchbooks.
Francisco de Goya painted ‘Pepito’ around 1810 and over two hundred years later, still captures the attention of art students, rendering their own version of this masterpiece in their sketchbooks.
The museum is an amazing landmark building that offers some of the world’s most famous art. With many quiet courtyards and a rooftop garden that offers incredible summer sunsets over Central Park, this is a destination not to miss.
The museum is an amazing landmark building that offers some of the world’s most famous art. With many quiet courtyards and a rooftop garden that offers incredible summer sunsets over Central Park, this is a destination not to miss.
Whitman teachers left to right: Fiona Cardillo, Aileen DAddario, Gina Tinucci, and Verna Amakawa on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Whitman teachers left to right: Fiona Cardillo, Aileen DAddario, Gina Tinucci, and Verna Amakawa on the steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

This past Tuesday, December 2, Walt Whitman students from the World Language Honor Society and art students from Ms. Tinucci and Ms. Amakawa's classes traveled into Manhattan to explore the amazing halls of the Metropolitan Museum or Art.

The group went on a guided tour of the Art of Spain. The tour focused on artists such as Diego Velazquez, Francisco de Goya, El Greco and Picasso. Some of the incredible works of art that they viewed were: View of Toledo, Juan de Pareja, The Vision of Saint John, Cardinal Fernando Niño de Guevara, Christ Carrying the Cross, At the Lapin Agile and Pipe Rack and Still Life on a Table.

The students were able to learn about the paintings and the different art styles of these famous painters.  They all received a free unlimited pass to visit the museum again.  We hope that this brief exposure will make the students want to return and venture through more areas of this artistic landmark.

The students proved that fine art does not equate to fine dining, and were thrilled to stop by Chipotle and pick up their take-out order so they could all enjoy delicious burritos on the ride back to Whitman.