Two Saturdays ago, September 12th, our FiR, Liljana, hosted a “Culture POP” Tour where MHPS residents had the opportunity to visit the Frank Stella Retrospective at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art and the Japanese Botanic Gardens.
The day started at 9 a.m., and it was rainy. Luckily, by the time the bus arrived to Fort Worth at 10 a.m., the bad weather had cleared up and left a coolness in its place.
First stop was the Fort Worth Museum where MHPS residents saw a variety of modern artworks pieces, including pieces from artists in the museum’s private collection, and admired the architecture of the building.
After their visit to the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, the students enjoyed catered lunch from Jimmy John’s – plus Liljana’s homemade cookies – in the garden of the Kimbell Museum. During lunch, students socialized with one another and discussed the different art pieces they observed.
Following lunch, MHPS traveled five minutes down the road to the Japanese Botanic Gardens. There, they were immersed into a beautiful environment with blossoming cherry trees, zen gardens, the moon bridge, and bright koi fish in ponds.
After exploring the Japanese Garden, students returned to SMU with a broader scope on modern art and Japanese Botanic Garden design, plus many memories from the “Culture POP” Tour.
A special thanks to our FiR, Liljana, and our Faculty Affiliate, Johan, for organizing the trip and providing educational commentary along the way! Missed it? Jokes on you, cause the group had a blast! But, hey, sign up for our next Trip in October!
Blog Post by Sean Nierat (Communications Coordinator) and Leah Hudson (RA)