Los Banos Campus adjunct Art Professor Tricia Cooper recently took her Modern Art class to the Iris & Gerald Cantor Museum at Stanford University.

Caption for Photo:  Standing in front of Jackson Pollack’s 1947 action painting ‘Lucifer,’ are (left to right) Edgar Franco, Ulises Tovar, Alicia Martinez, Rose Wynne, and Luis Cardona-Diaz de Leon.

According to Professor Cooper, “The museum field trip was extremely successful and encouraged students to take art on its own terms: they looked more closely; enter the world of a painting more fully; and suspend their prejudices more effectively. This is the state of mind that makes critical thinking – not to mention understanding and appreciation of alternative viewpoints – possible.”

This article originally appeared in the Campus Digest, April 2017 issue.

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