Freestyle students visit art museum

Students at Freestyle Academy attended a field trip today, Tuesday, September 1, at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA).

The students left at 10 a.m. and arrived back at Freestyle around 6 p.m.

At the SFMOMA, students saw an exhibit highlighting portraits by photographer Richard Avedon.  The exhibit featured more than 200 portraits, spanning Avedon’s entire career, and showcases his early street scenes, Paris fashion photographs and celebrity portraits.

The exhibit at the SFMOMA is the only exhibit in the country that has such a vast collection of Richard Avedon portraits, the SFMOMA website said.

The trip was meant to help students with their current unit of taking portraits of people.  Senior Michaela Stewart said the experience was helpful and inspiring.

“It was absolutely fantastic,” Michaela said. “Even the kids who you thought wouldn’t be that interested really got into it. …It was so cool.”

The students were accompanied by Freestyle English teacher Gordon Jack, film teacher Sue Kefauver, web teacher Leo Florendo and design teacher Elizabeth Pednotti.

Students also saw an exhibit comparing the work of nature and landscape photographer Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keefe.