A quartet of Browning Upper School boys performed in The Nightingale-Bamford School's production of "The Music Man” this week, alongside students from Allen-Stevenson, Collegiate, Grace Church, Horace Mann, and Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts.
In a joint modern language/art project, the fifth grade boys visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view portraits. Spanish students saw at and sketched works by Spanish-speaking artists, including El Greco, Velasquez, Goya, Picasso and Miró, while French students spent time in the special exhibit on Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, viewed decorative arts dating from the late 18th century France, and viewed and sketched works by Louis David, Géricault, Millet, Cézanne and Léger. The boys will be using their sketches in art class as a basis for a portrait in acrylic paint on canvas. Once their portraits are completed, the boys will complete a project in Spanish or in French in which they describe the image they created and give a brief biography of the original painter.
On April 27 and 28, Form III boys traveled to Black Rock Forest to collect data for their biology projects. Accompanied by science teachers Dr. Noel, Ms. Ting and Mr. Keany, the class enjoyed great weather conditions as they tapped maple trees for sap, collected newts and millipedes to study toxins, and sampled water in the Upper Reservoir for purity assays, among many other tests. The natural resources and professional staff at Black Rock Forest are incomparable assets supporting these foundational experiences in basic scientific research.
On April 28, the sixth grade boys took in the Gods and Mortals exhibition at the Onassis Cultural Center NY, which features artifacts never before seen in the USA from Ancient Dion, city of Zeus.
The Form II class took their annual trip to Washington, D.C., for three days, visiting the Holocaust Museum, Newseum, Air and Space Museum and Spy Museum, as well as memorials to Lincoln, Washington, Vietnam War and World War II. The boys also toured the Capitol and enjoyed a Nationals baseball game.