Most of the art history classes offered at Pomona College include at least one field trip in order to take advantage of the wealth of cultural resources  available in the greater Los Angeles area.  Students in Professor Frances Pohl’s seminar “Art, Conquest and Colonization” visited the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on October 12 in order to view the U.S. and Spanish colonial collections, along with the Asian collection, which contained examples of the kinds of objects that were transported from the Philippines to Europe and New England via Mexico.  They also visited the San Gabriel Mission, founded in 1771, and met with Pomona art history alumna Professor Cynthia Lewis (’95), who teaches art history at Rio Hondo College, and historian Dr. John Macias, a recent CGU graduate, who are currently working on an inventory and history of several works of art owned by the mission.

 

133 Lunch at LACMA

Having lunch from the food trucks across the street from LACMA.

 

Outside of San Gabriel Mission.

Outside of San Gabriel Mission.