This six-day museum, studio and gallery trip, initiated in 1983 by Professor (now Director) Richard Heipp has exposed over 500 undergraduate and graduate SA+AH students to the capitol of the art world where they experience the complexity of art making, exhibiting and art based commodity first hand.
The trip includes visits to every major art museum and gallery district in the city, intimate studio visits and discussions with artists, and a day-long trip to the DIA Museum in Beacon, NY. It includes an annual NY alumni reunion where the students network with a large contingent of SA+AH trip alumni, spanning all 31 years, where they share their experience and advice with the current SA+AH students.
Director Heipp and Professor Julia Morrisroe led this year’s trip once again. It included museum exhibitions as varied as the Whitney Biannual, the “Degenerate Art” show at the Neue Galerie, the Carrie Mae Wheems exhibition at the Guggenheim, and the Cavova show at the Met.
This year studio visits included:
· Elizabeth Gilflen,
· Sharon Louden,
· Jennifer Coates,
· Matt Schreiber, SA+AH alum
· Elana Herzog, gallery talk
· Rosemarie Fiore, a fireworks, studio demonstration
Each year the trip proves to be one of the most enriching educational experiences of the student’s UF academic career.
Music: Gustav Landin - Elatan