An Immersive Art Field Trip to Chicago for AP Art History Students

In preparation for their upcoming AP Art History exam, Upper School AP Art History students traveled to Chicago last weekend. There, they toured six art museums and visited significant landmarks. The trip was an immersive experience where the 13 Rams and teachers Patrick Huber, Upper School Fine & Performing Arts Teacher, and Tiffany D’Addario, Upper School Fine Arts Teacher, dove into art collections that included a number of pieces from material studied in the AP Art History curriculum.

The itinerary was packed; the class enjoyed the Art Institute of Chicago, a walking tour of Chicago architecture and public sculptures, Millennium Park, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, the Oriental Institute, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Field Museum.

“The trip was immaculate,” said Theodore Elfenbein ’23. “We were able to go to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Field Museum, Oriental Institute, and Robie house, all of which are world-renowned for their art, architecture, and historical collections. We were also lucky enough to have front-row seats at a Blue Man Group performance, which is an amazing experience of sound, color, and laughter. We presented some famous artwork and drew crowds at the museums. Spending time with each other at night was a great bonding experience too. 10/10—would do again!”

The AP Art History exam is next week. With this inspiring and fun trip under their belts, we’re wishing our AP Art History students the best on their upcoming tests!