Posted on November 4, 2022
In collaboration with the Weatherspoon Art Museum (WAM), Lloyd International Honors College took 12 Honors Ambassadors to New York City this October to pilot the re-launch of our travel program. Beginning with a guided visit to WAM’s exhibition Gilded: Contemporary Artists Explore Value and Worth and continuing our exploration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, our students engaged in critical dialogue around value, worth, culture, and justice.
The trip was co-led by Eric Toler, Honors Advisor, and Robert Rose, Assistant Curator of Campus and Public Programs at the Weatherspoon. Honors Assistant Dean Dr. Rebecca Muich and UNCG Classical Studies professor Dr. Jonathan Zarecki were also visiting the MET that weekend for their own research. The Honors Ambassadors met up with them to learn more about their research and the pieces inspiring them, particularly looking at the exhibition Chroma: Ancient Sculpture in Color. Students each got an unlimited MetroCard and had all day Friday to explore the city on their own, all the while carrying personal sketchbooks to document their inspiration and thinking throughout the trip. The excursion culminated in a group dialogue highlighting important connections, insights, and questions that came up for students over the weekend.