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SFMOMA with OS42!

02/04/20

Chloe S. provides a write up of last week's fieldtrip:


This past week at the Oxbow School has been very full of eventful moments, but the highlight was the day trip to San Francisco. We spent the morning roaming about the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), admiring art as well as imitating it through physical embodiment. One piece of artwork that stood out to us was a very compelling film by Tuan Andrew Nguyen, encapsulating the audience through conflict in French and its multiple, surrounding inward facing screens. This piece, "The Specter of Ancestors Becoming" (2019) tells the complicated family stories and histories within Senegal's Vietnamese community, which is linked to French colonial soldiers returning from the front with new Vietnamese wives and children. Some students went on a side trip to Crown Point Press across the street, where they toured the studio and learned about fine art printmaking. After some time spent at the SFMOMA, we strolled over to Yerba Buena Park to have lunch, and, afterward, made our way to the Golden Gate Bridge, where we walked the entirety, while narrowly avoiding bikers. And if you thought that was a lot, to top off the trip, we had a very slow, 2 hour bus ride back through traffic! Of course, we made the best of it, and enjoyed a delicious dinner once home.

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