Honoring Decedents in Art – Our Visit to the Metropolitan Museum – 12/1/12

class at metAll of us were artists during this semester’s Estates, Trusts and Wills class visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art!

Everyone was asked to sketch works of art that we viewed on our tour “Honoring Decedents in Art Across Time and Cultures”.

Each student was asked to draw either a “Container” (sarcophagus, urn, canopic jar or reliquary)

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or a work “Honoring a Decedent” (an ancestor figure, statue or grave marker)

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or a “Gravegood”.

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After visiting the Metropolitan, we created a remarkable blog for ourselves by visiting the websites of museums all over the world to find more beautiful examples of art that honors the dead.

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Even though the museum visit and blog were “optional, extra credit” activities, most of my students chose to participate and I’m so very proud of them for venturing outside of their legal comfort zones to make and research art.  Good work guys!

 

 

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