AFSMK brought a group of 40 friends to Philadelphia and Washington DC to enjoy visits to museums such as Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation, and in DC The National Building Museum. Arranged together with the UN Travel Club.
Philadelphia Museum of Art:
Northern Lights has overseen and brought to life Scandinavian design from its exciting debut in 1900 to the present day. The exhibition focuses on pieces made in the mid-twentieth century, when Scandinavian design grew to be appreciated in the United States as well as internationally. Scandinavia comprises of three countries in northern Europe—Denmark, Norway, and Sweden—each with their own distinct cultural identity and traditions. Yet their shared socioeconomic and political history has played a significant role in the creation of a unique and largely unified approach to design.
The Barnes Foundation was established by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 to “promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts and horticulture.” The foundation keeps one of the finest collections of Post-Impressionist Art and early Modern paintings, containing works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne,Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Henri Rousseau, Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutineand Giorgio de Chirico, as well as Old Master paintings, important examples of African sculpture and Native American ceramics, jewelry and textiles, and antiquities from the Mediterranean region and Asia. These programs, occurring in Philadelphia communities, advance the mission through progressive, experimental and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
AFSMK also brings you to Washington D.C. to enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Danish architectural design. The exhibition, HOT TO COLD: an odyssey of architectural adaptation, takes place at the National Building Museum where visitors from the hottest to the coldest parts of our planet and explores how Bjarke Ingels Group’s design solutions are shaped by their cultural and climatic contexts and how they produce sustainable results. More than 60 three-dimensional models will be suspended at the second-floor balconies of the Museum’s historic Great Hall in a stunning, magnificent use of this public space.