I took my students from my Intermediate French 1 course to the Museum of Arts and Design this evening. Their assignment is the following:

  1. What do you know about the work of art? (name of artist, title, etc.)
  2. What do you want to know? (who is the sculpture of? What is the inspiration?  How did the artist create the sculpture or painting?)
  3. What surprises you?  What details do you notice?

They will use the photos that they took from multiple angles and post their reflection of the experience (and of the object) in French (bien-sûr!) on our course website using the Wiki Module in Blackboard.

The students were really enjoying the museum, and the exhibit itself, entitled Out of Hand: Materializing the Post-Digital, made use of 3D printers to render many of the objects, and featured several interactive displays where you could use sound and movement to create your own sculpture!  Really a fascinating evening, and I do hope the students enjoyed it even half as much as I did!

Below are some of the photos I took of them as they perused the exhibit.