World Language Honor Society Leads the Way in NYC

One of the not so hidden secrets in the city is the Conservancy Gardens, right across 5th avenue from El Museo del Barrio. Spectacular all year, they are especially beautiful in the spring.
One of the not so hidden secrets in the city is the Conservancy Gardens, right across 5th avenue from El Museo del Barrio. Spectacular all year, they are especially beautiful in the spring.
The Met Fifth Avenue first opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in1880, and has expanded to cover more than two million square feet.
The Met Fifth Avenue first opened its doors to the public in its current location in Central Park in1880, and has expanded to cover more than two million square feet.
Private tours are an important way to glean as much as possible about exhibits and history. Here at El Museo del Barrio our students listen intently to their docent.
Private tours are an important way to glean as much as possible about exhibits and history. Here at El Museo del Barrio our students listen intently to their docent.
Many marble and bronze editions of ‘The Thinker,’ in several sizes were executed in Rodin’s lifetime and after. Our students get to see one first-hand at the MET.
Many marble and bronze editions of ‘The Thinker,’ in several sizes were executed in Rodin’s lifetime and after. Our students get to see one first-hand at the MET.
El Museo del Barrio workshops area great way to reinforce learning as these Whitman photography students dig in to a project.
El Museo del Barrio workshops area great way to reinforce learning as these Whitman photography students dig in to a project.
Left to right: ‘The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer,’ by Edgar Degas in the MET’s permanent collection, as well as the ‘The Death of Socrates’ painted by French painter Jacques-Louis David in 1787, allows our students an up close and personal experience with great masters of the Arts.
Left to right: ‘The Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer,’ by Edgar Degas in the MET’s permanent collection, as well as the ‘The Death of Socrates’ painted by French painter Jacques-Louis David in 1787, allows our students an up close and personal experience with great masters of the Arts.

Recently, Walt Whitman students from the World Languages Honor Society, as well as Ms. Tinucci‘s photography students including members of the Art Honor Society, got to see an excellent exhibit titled "Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Society,” at El Museo del Barrio in New York City.   The students had a guided tour and also had the opportunity to create their own artwork during an hour in the workshop.

Their most recent trip was to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The students in Dr. Eikenaar's French classes and Ms. Bolger's AP Art History class also joined the World Language Honor Society on this trip.  “We had a guided tour that covered several types of art,” said Ms. Aileen D'Addario, our World Language Honor Society Advisor.  “The students were provided with a free pass for the year from the MET so hopefully they will take advantage of it and go back to visit more of the amazing works of art that this museum holds in their extensive collection.”