By Randdy De Paz, Staff Writer
Verb students will be taking trips to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, and The Getty Museum, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles. The first trip is scheduled for Saturday, January 26, 2019, to the Getty Museum. The transportation for this trip will be provided by Verbum Dei vans, and the students will depart from Verbum Dei.
Allison Kennedy, Verbum Dei art teacher, planned the free field trips to art museums. Kennedy’s art students have priority for the field trip; however, in the event that there is available space, the trip will be open to any student who wishes to attend.
The first trip was initially supposed to be to LACMA, but due to scheduling issues with exhibits, it was delayed to March. Another trip is scheduled for April, yet that trip is reserved for the senior art class.
“Initially, I wanted to do these field trips because it’s important for students to get the experience of seeing art in the creative environments that they are meant to be seen in,” says Kennedy, Verbum Dei art teacher. “An art gallery provides lighting, as well as descriptions, and just an overall feel of celebration and appreciation of art that is important for everyone to experience.”
“After hearing about these scheduled art trips,” said senior Omar Garcia. “I feel that it is necessary, in order to understand the true meaning behind real art.”