Major & Minor Workshop

For the Major & Minor Workshop that took place in the multipurpose room on Thursday, I was introduced to many different classes that were available for upper class men to take. I visited many tables that featured the liberal arts, statistics, finance, art and photography, etc. as potential majors and minors for students. I was given many forms and brochures to take a look at in case I was interested in those fields. Each representative explained clearly how each class/field worked and the requirements that were required to attain the degrees in each of those respective fields. Through this experience, I was able to be more inclusive of other fields of work and potential minors that I would like to pursue. It opened me up to the possibility of expanding my career choices and presented me with the correct guide to be able to pursue such possibilities. I also got the contact of many representatives that attended the event and other upper class men that were registered under those fields. Their explanations of the courses were very convincing and got me thinking about the plausible choices I have. By the end of the event, I handed in the forms that I was given at the start of the event and took a picture with the Baruch bear cat. 

The Whitney’s Architecture

The Whitney Museum of American Art—which sits on 99 Gansevoort Street—looks exactly what you would expect art museum in New York City to look like. Compared to its idiosyncratic peers in other megacities, the Whitney is not a weirdly shaped trophy building. The factory-looking building blends well with the structures that surround it, alluding to the Meatpacking District’s industrial history, while maintaining a contemporary, chic appearance. The museum is a fitting addition of the High Line, an elevated Park that spills into Chelsea.

A gift shop on the first floor takes part in the busy street life in the area. Untitled—a contemporary restaurant located at the Whitney’s entrance— and Studio Cafe—a cafe located on the eighth floor—are operated by distinguished restaurateur Danny Meyer.

Large, column-less, palatial galleries with high ceilings give guests a sense of freedom and ultimateness.


My Whitney Experience


It wasn’t enough for our rising english teacher to just teach us about english. He proposed a class trip to a museum. Why? He wanted us to see in the language of art as he has shown in a video titled “Ways of Seeing” by John Berger. Go watch it if you want a glimpse into the world you have never seen before. Anyways, we ended up choosing the Whitney for it is less mainstream compared to the MOMA.

Just going to the Whitney is a experience itself. Not knowing where you are in a new neighborhood has it’s own terror and wonder. The neighborhood is laden with construction projects and probably 30ish floors max buildings. The Whitney is situated next to the Hudson river. Just sitting nearby and watching the sky and the people is art itself.

The Whitney itself rotates exhibits every season or so. Not all the art may be interesting, but you are bound to find something of interest. Each exhibit holds a new journey to be traversed through. I personally loved a exhibit of trash. I didn’t even know what was going on. Pitch black and just strobe lights and a handheld flashlight to guide your way through the heaps of garbage while a video played in our view. I loved it. Even though i don’t what i experienced. Thats what the Whitney can do.

Also the roof provides a luxurious view of mid-manhatten. I highly recommend going to the whitney cause art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~ some random google quote


Museum of Natural History

A group of friends and I decided to take a trip to the museum of natural history. It had been a while since I visited. I would go often with my father up until I was 6, then these trips would be supplemented by motor cross rides and other sports. I have fond memories of the halls of animals placed with beautiful detail, the titanic fossil structures, and the overall beauty of the architecture. The marine biology section to my view is the must see of the museum, there is a sense upon entering that you have actually become submerged into the depths of the oceans. From the shore dwelling creatures on the upper levels of the sea floors to creatures that live in environments so entrenched and hostile with adaptations that amaze. My second favorite place to visit is the rooms filled to the ceiling with fossils and representations of the creatures that lived millions of year ago. These powerful gigantic species are an awakening to the fact that very little species last long on the earth. The environment changes more rapidly than species can evolve, and as humans have had an increasing presence our needs have come with a cost. The cost: the extinction of countless populations. Soon it would not be crazy to think that bears, giraffes, lions, jaguars, and many other species in the museum will be presented to our children’s children as extinct animals of our past generation. The founder of the museum, Roosevelt, was a key proponent to the erection of laws aimed to conserve the animals that humans tend to forget about in their urban dwellings or for money. With his guidance America has lush wildlife habitats that exist through the establishment of natural parks. So while my friends, visitors, and I roam the halls in admiration, we must not forget that many of these beautiful creatures, separated by panes of glass, exist among us and are constantly threatened by our actions.

Whitney Museum

For my English class, my classmates and I took a trip to the Whitney Museum.  As I left the train to walk towards the Whitney Museum, I realized that it was a rich neighborhood filled with steak houses and fashion stores. The museum itself has a very modern aesthetic to it. The whole outer layer of the museum was made out of glass and you can see the interior. As I got into a line for my ticket, a nice lady greeted me and told me that CUNY students get into the museum for free. After I got my ticket, I took the elevator into the 7th floor. The entire 7th floor was crowded and I couldn’t see that art exhibit, so I decided to take the stairs to down to one of the other exhibits. There was a exhibit of classical arts in the 6th floor, and I was particularly intrigued by the art “Poker Night”. I then went to the 5th floor where I was greeted by two fellow classmates. The exhibit was of protest against racism and the Vietnam war. It was the only exhibit that has works of art on the floor of the exhibit. After 2 hours of exploring the museum, the entire class met up at the bag check. It was overall a pretty good experience because I haven’t been to the museum is a long time. 

The Whitney Museum

Like many others in my block, I went to the Whitney Museum for my English class. All of us except for two people are in the same FRO class, so we planned to take the opportunity to use this class trip as our third blog post for the semester. I went to the new building for the Whitney Museum multiple times throughout high school, and it’s my favorite one. There are so many floors and the seasonal exhibitions are always so interesting to see. Also, the outdoor view is great, especially at night, and walking on the High Line afterwards is my definition of a day well spent.

This time, the exhibition that I visited talked about protests in America throughout history. There were so many art installations that went against the typical painting/drawing on walls. There was a room with a bunch of trophies that represented an incident of police brutality. Another piece that I enjoyed was actually a video. It was named Free, White and 21 where a woman of color talks about the different events throughout her life where she faced discrimination. At the end of the video, there is a clip where she wraps her face with toilet paper and puts sunglasses, gloves, and a beach hat while saying, “It’s O.K. though, I’m free, white and 21,” which made me laugh. I learned so much through these artworks and it’s always interesting to see how artists portray similar topics differently through different mediums. Every time I visit the museum a lot of their exhibitions portray groups of people that face discrimination such as people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, etc.

Baruch Voices

Baruch voices was an inspirational event in which a variety of students spoke their minds, hearts and souls out without the fear of being judged.

Some students spoke about the simple things in life like snow, food, or how they did not even have a topic to write about for the monologue. Other students wrote about some more serious topics like racism, sexism, and social-cultural barriers. It was very interesting to hear students speak so freely about topics that are deemed controversial all over the world.

One of my favorite monologues was by a girl who spoke about how she was going against the wishes of her parents and family to follow her dreams. Her monologue rhymed about the hardships of being a girl from a traditional family who believed that girls do not need or deserve to be educated. How girls should marry young, dress and act modest, never step out of line, and never speak up or share their opinions. How girls should marry wealthy business men and never follow their dreams. This girl stood on the stage and spoke about how she is going against every wish her parents ever had for her by simply wanting and striving to educate and stand up for herself. I liked this monologue most of all because it felt like I was listening to myself speak up on that stage. I knew exactly what she was going through and it almost brought me to tears knowing I was not the only one going through that in such a diverse school.

Although I forced myself to go to Baruch Voices and thought it would be boring, I ended up really enjoying myself. I hope to attend next year as well.

Whitney Museum

When you walk into the Whitney, you will be faced with this tall, wide, and blue elevator where it takes you to the 6th floor. Located on the 6th floor of the Whitney Museum, a painting that almost took up the size of the wall with a lifeless aura around it. The painting is called Felix Partz, June 5, 1994, by the artist A.A. Bronson. The painting features a deadly, skinny man with brown hair and brown bread dressed in a black and white collar shirt that looks far too big for him. Lying down on a polka dot bed with a black and red plaid blanket over his lower body, the man, Felix Partz stares ahead into the distance with his hollowed-eyes. His cheeks were sucked in due to the contraction of AIDS, his mouth slightly opened. There are many colors in the background surrounding him; the yellow, blue, red, purple pillows, but the sullen look on his face makes the colors look so dull. The painting depicted Felix Partz few hours before he passed away and A.A. Bronson wanted to show that even when one is near its deathbed, they are still part of us. A.A. Bronson was very detailed with the colors and had a special way of painting. If one looks closely, you can see that this painting was painted by dotting the colors on. Looking specifically at the polka dot bed sheets, each circle is created by dotting the colors, CMYK on top of each other. It is really intriguing, as you take a step closer to examine the colors on the canvas. The colors that lay on top of each other to create another color.This image requires alt text, but the alt text is currently blank. Either add alt text or mark the image as decorative. 

Trip to Whitney

For my English class, we decided to visit the Whitney Museum for one of our projects. Our objectives were to scope the architectural style of the Whitney Museum and give a detailed description and to pay close attention to the arts that surround the whole museum and extend the history of the art. Going for an easier approach, I chose to describe the architecture of the museum and its neighborhood, going into much details about the surroundings and settings.

Having been there once before, I had an idea of what the museum looked like. However, it never fails to amaze me when I stepped through the front door. The bright lights instantly welcome you and the spacious structure will surprise you. That is not the best part, however. When you take the trip up the elevator and onto one of the main floors, as soon as you walk out to the terrace, you will be greeted with one of the most amazing views. The view of the city is a gorgeous, gorgeous sight that you will grow to love. It is so beautiful, you will never stop taking photos to save on your camera roll. Every different angle will be a new photo to take and save. Sometimes, you won’t even want to pull out your camera. You’ll be fixated on the view, you will just stand at the ledge and capture the moment.

The Whitney Museum has amazing arts, I agree. All of the arts have meanings and stories behind the creation, but some have more meanings than others. Some will interest you and some will not. Most of all, nothing will interest me more than the view Whitney has. An extra picture has been attached to show the view. Also, that’s my best friend on the right.

Whitney Museum

The Whitney museum was a great experience for us all. We went as an English class and learned more about modern art and its importance in society.As you enter the exhibits, there are many things to notice. The lighting was perfect. For most of the places, the light wasn’t too bright or too dim. I noticed that for the exhibits where they had T.V.’s the lights were off so it can draw attention to the program rather than anything else. This helps the guests really look at the main point then just ignoring it. They also grabbed the guests attention by raising the volume outloud for people to catch on. Other exhibits such as the design with the barbed wire, they did the complete opposite. The had the light much brighter than usual because it isn’t something that calls attention by itself. It’s merely just barbed wire. It didn’t have bright lights from the T.V. or an sound to grab attention to it so the lighting really helped in that case. The people at the museum were very put together. There was a man with a scarf wrapped around his neck with one side hanging on each end. He had these rectangular glasses and boot cut khakis. He also threw on a light sweater and had on some shiny black loafers. He was sitting beside a lady that was well put together with cowboy ankle boots, skinny jeans and a fitted top. Everyone was pretty much dressed the same. They had the same trends of fashion. Overall I loved the museum. They put everything together well and it’s wonderful to explore. (The pic is posted with everyone else in our block)