On Wednesday, November 6, Fine Arts teachers Mrs. Annan and Mrs. Ellis took students to see Yayoi Kusama’s “Love is Calling” exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Students were able to visit Kusama’s largest infinity room, where she reads in her native Japanese her poem entitled “Resigning in a Castle of Shed Tears.” Kusama, an icon of contemporary art, immerses viewers in a mirrored room with flashing psychedelic lights of inflatable tentacle-like forms while asking visitors to consider the poetic message of love and infinity. While at the ICA, the boys were able to explore other current exhibits, including the poignant “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art,” which explores how artists are responding to immigration, migration and displacement. Marty Morris '20, Patrick McDonald '20, Alessandro Barbiellieni '21, Conor Mynahan '21, Andrew Hahm '22, Max Surprenant '22 and Gianluca Centola '24 attended.
The next trip will be this winter to the Peabody Essex Museum to see the Jacob Lawrence exhibit entitled “The American Struggle.” All students are welcome and should see Mrs. Deirdre Rynne Annan for details.