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BVHS students tour art institute

Published: Friday, April 27, 2012 5:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 5:25 p.m. CDT
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Bureau Valley High School art students enjoyed their visit to the Chicago Art Institute and were able to view a 26-foot-tall steel and aluminum sculpture of Marilyn Monroe.

MANLIUS — Bureau Valley High School Art 2, 3 and 4 students traveled to the Chicago Art Institute recently. Art instructor, Sheila Heth gave the students a guided tour of selected artworks throughout the museum as well as a walking tour of well know sculptures in the city.

The students were fortunate to be able to see the sculpture of Marilyn Monroe titled “Forever Marilyn” by J. Seward Johnson. It is made out of steel and aluminum and is 26 feet tall. It has been on display for a year and will be taken down this spring.

Each week throughout the year, the art students study a different artist. They research the individual artist’s works, techniques, and life. When they travel to the museum, they are able to study the actual artwork which always reveals the true beauty of each piece as well as unraveling questions that come up during the year. When the students returned from their trip, they wrote a reflective paper on selected works that they viewed in Chicago.

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