Seeing the Big Picture in the Big Apple—Art and Design Interim

Art & Design Interim in NYCOne of the stellar aspects of Trinity’s art and design program is the access students have to the Chicago art scene. But professors opened another door to the world of art and design for their students during the winter interim.

Art and Design Professors John Bakker and Ryan Thompson accompanied 14 students to New York City. This experience in the Big Apple took art and design majors, and other students who love art, to eight museums, the Chelsea Gallery District, and professional artists’ studios, including that of Tim Rollins.

Rollins’ work has been exhibited at Trinity’s Seerveld Gallery. A highlight of that studio visit for Bakker came when one of the students recognized a piece of Rollins’ work from his Seerveld Gallery exhibit.

Bakker said this recognition helped students connect the importance of the campus exhibits to an art world context.

“The trip expanded my understanding and appreciation of art,” said senior Liz Muhammad of Palos Heights, president of the art club and art department communications manager.

Learn more about Trinity’s Art and Design programs.