Bryn Gillette's Foundation Art classes visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Thursday October 20th to view in person the Hudson River School paintings they have been recreating in charcoal. The beautiful fall foliage and sunshine made for an enjoyable commute by train, and everyone enjoyed countless moments of wonderment exploring the largest museum on earth while encountering masterpieces from the past 3000 years. The focus was getting right up and scrutinizing the nitty gritty details of genius Hudson River School forbears, but wanderings also took the group through ancient Rome, Medieval arms and armor, an Egyptian temple complex, European masters of impressionism, and of course.. out to the food vendors of 5th avenue and the shops of Grand Central Station. The class returned safely, inspired, tired, and grateful that our incredible school is a short train ride from so many cultural icons of the Western World. View the flickr album here!