Throughout my time at Fordham thus far, many of my professors have continuously incorporated the city into their course's curriculum. Whether it is visiting the Museum of Modern Art to view Frida Kahlo's work for Spanish class or attending a lecture on dark matter at the Museum of Natural History for Astronomy, I have found myself constantly utilizing New York City as an amazing resource for my classes.
One of my most recent educational ventures into the city involved a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for my European Art History class. My professor, Dr. Heleniak, recommended that we view the ancient Greek collection at the Met prior to writing a paper on the functionality of Greek Art. As a result, I spent a Wednesday afternoon with a fellow classmate, and my good friend Alayna Putterman, taking in the enormous collection of Greek art at the Met.
|Alayna Putterman ('18) and myself of the steps of the Met|
After selecting several pieces of Greek art to write on, my friend and I spent a great deal of time wandering around the museum. The modern and contemporary art collection was my personal favorite, and I found the works of Georgia O'Keeffe and Sol LeWitt to be among some of the most memorable.
|View of New York City from the view of the Met's Roof Garden|
As a sophomore at Fordham University I can confidently and excitedly validate that New York is in fact my campus. Attending college in one of the greatest cities in the world provides unbelievable opportunities, and my professors have made sure that we are taking advantage of everything the five boroughs have to offer. I cannot imagine living and learning in any other city, and I am thankful everyday to call NYC my second home.