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Next Stop...Amsterdam and Berlin

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In June of 2022 the ACC's Art and Design students traveled to Berlin and Amsterdam where they experienced historical art dating back to the 13th century, to today’s most cutting-edge modern art. Berlin and Amsterdam are home to hundreds of galleries and museums that boast unparalleled collections.  With a mix of historical and contemporary art, they are nestled in a landscape of urban architecture and historical landmarks.  Students visited some of the most famous museums, local galleries, sculpture gardens, art districts and explored the architecture and landscape that is unique to each city.  

Students started their journey in Berlin where they visited Check Point Charlie, Champs Elysees of Berlin and the Berlin Wall, also known as the East Side Gallery, where today's modern artists have turned it into the longest outdoor gallery in the world. Each day travelers toured a variety of art inspired locations specialized in their medium.     

The ceramic program visited the Ceramic Kingdom Art School & Shared Studio for Artists, Zentrum fur Keramik a ceramic residency program and Keramic Porcelain Manufacture, where students learned about the production of dishware forms and porcelain figurines throughout its history.  The photography program documented the city streets and historical buildings including the Berlin Cathedral to the contemporary glass architecture of the Reichstag Dome featuring curved modern lines; to the Cube, one of the first ever intelligent buildings with its futuristic cubature and double glass façade.  

Students enjoyed an excursion to the local village of Potsdam. They strolled through the grounds of the Sanssouci Palace the home of Frederick the Great, where they explored, photographed, and sketched the pristine gardens.

On day five, students transferred to Amsterdam, where you find cobble stones streets, canals lined with house boats, charming bridges, and more bikes than you could ever imagen. Our tour stared with a visit to the Anne Frank House, Mocco Museum, Rijks Museum, the Van Gogh and Rembrandt Museums. Students visited the art market where they met local artists and talked about their craft.

Each program had time to break out into their specialized fields. The Interior Design and Architecture students explore show rooms and galleries featuring cutting edge design and products that they will incorporate in their projects. The photography students took advantage of every moment from sunrise to sun set, capturing the calm mornings, to the hustle and bustle of city life, to the evening lights reflecting on the canals, capturing the essence of each location. As they documented their way through the city they visited the famous Foam Photography Museum, Camera Work Photo Gallery, and Martin-Gropius-Bau which featured a variety of contemporary photographers exploring alternative processes and subject matter.

On the last day, the group visited Delft, a charming town featuring medieval architecture and home of the famous Royal Delft Museum, known for its hand-painted blue pottery, a highlight of the ceramic student’s trip.

The artwork in this exhibit reflects each student’s experiences, providing a unique insight to their craft, global learning, and opportunity to travel abroad.  


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