On Saturday, November 9, approximately 140 staff members and students headed to New York City for the "Museum Bus Trip of 2013,” sponsored by the Saint Anselm College humanities program and the Multicultural Center.
The first stop, and the main attraction, was the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of world’s largest art museums, located on 5th Avenue right in New York City. There, several staff members and professors lead students around on personalized tours, during which students were able to learn and listen to facts straight from Saint Anselm College professors. In the American wing, replicas of rooms found in the houses of elite, historical members of the United States, as well as paintings of our founding fathers proved to be an intriguing site for the students, while walking by the sculptures of ancient Egyptian pharaohs in the Egyptian Art wing provided a unique experience.
After the tours, students were able to venture off to nearby attractions to take in all that New York City has to offer thanks to an app that was designed specifically for this trip. Students were able to check-in on their cell phones and stay connected to others on the trip. In addition, the app provided maps, information about the city, and schedule information so that the students were able to have the best experience possible.
With their free time, many students ventured off on their own adventures, from a walk through Central Park to a visit to the Disney Store in Times Square. Students had an exciting day as they shopped at large, world-famous stores located in the city. “New York is great because you get to experience so many different things in one day” noted trip-goer, Lindsey Nicewicz ’16. The day was a fun, successful, and enlightening one for all in attendance.