In the Loop
Student Stories : Apr 1, 2014

Art students learn from alumni during 32nd annual New York trip

The 32nd annual New York Trip took place March 19 through March 24, 2014 and was an exciting experience for all who participated. Professor Julia Morrisroe and School of Art + Art History Director Richard Heipp took students to visit artists’ studios and went to many of New York’s best museums and galleries. CFA alumMatthew Schreiber showed the group around his studio, where students were able to see his holography lab and learn about the light installations he creates. At Rosemarie Fiore’s studio students were impressed with the drawings she created using fireworks and highly colored smoke.

Graduate student Miguel Saludes had a great experience on the trip. “It was very informative to learn that making a living in New York as an artist is a possibility, regardless of all the challenges that might cross the way,” he says. “It all depends on your level of determination and, ultimately, your passion for making art and succeeding as an artist.

Students also had the opportunity to attend the Whitney Biennial and visit theMetropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick CollectionMoMA, the GuggenheimNeue MuseumNew Museum and DIA Beacon.

According to Heipp, the annual New York trip is one of the best things the College of Fine Arts does. “Students learn more about art on this five day, jam-packed trip than they can in an entire semester.”