New York City, The Big Apple, The City That Never Sleeps, Gotham - whatever you call it, there’s no question that this cultural gem of a city will inspire, challenge, and surprise you. With its myriad galleries, museums, and theaters, there’s no shortage of opportunities to experience the arts. We will be staying in an apartment in the city so we will be right in the heart of it all. Each day we will hop on the subway and hop off at the doorstep of intellectual adventure. We will explore the galleries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cloisters, the Museum of Modern Art, and the art gallery district in Chelsea. We’ll also take a trip to the theater and attend a Broadway show. And, of course, we will eat authentic New York City cuisine whenever we have a chance. If you are curious about modern art, fascinated by medieval tapestries, starstruck by the stage, craving a real bagel, or dazzled by Renaissance drawings, this is the city that has everything you desire.
In between adventures, we will be journaling and discussing our experiences, examining how theater and art both reflect society and change it. Be prepared for some shifts in your thinking, as you may be surprised by what you learn. To provoke your thinking, we’ll provide useful articles to read both before and during the trip. Our hope is that you develop a broader and more nuanced understanding of what it means to be an artist and how artists interact with the world around them.