Hamilton New York Program students recently toured the Whitney Museum, a modern art museum near Central Park. The group was led on a guided tour through a four-story exhibit of artist Jeff Koons. The exhibit was arranged chronologically, so the students saw the evolution of Koons' work.
The tour began in a room full of vacuum cleaners that were arranged in illuminated glass containers, and proceeded through a variety of displays. One of the most impressive displays was on the fourth floor, which consisted of a number of sculptures of objects such as Play-Doh, a balloon dog and inflatable pool toys. What was incredible about these uncanny representations was that they were made out of solid metal, but looked exactly like the objects that they were recreating.
The experience was valuable and the tour gave the students a new perspective on modern art and an insight into the career of one of its superstars.