Art Appreciation Field Trip: Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

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By Brenda, age 17

During the trip to LACMA I really liked being exposed to the different types of photography and the variety of ways you can photograph your subject. The work displayed in the exhibit was somewhat new to me and I liked learning about the different photographers and the techniques they used or experimented on. I really liked seeing more of the older photographs and watching photography progress over time.

This inspired me to try new methods of photography and not be afraid to experiment with my subjects and the way I want to convey a message through photography. I see this as an opportunity to experiment with the photos I take during this semester with Las Fotos Project.

Las Fotos Project’s Art Appreciation Program
A new component to Las Fotos Project in 2014 is the Art Appreciation Program. The goal of the program is to educate our students beyond the workshop setting by providing excursion opportunities to experience artwork – specifically photography – in a professional and masterful environment in order to better comprehend the knowledge they gain during their involvement with the arts mentorship programs.

 Our excursions take place the 4th Saturday of each month during the fall and spring semesters of Las Fotos Project with students visiting art galleries, museums, photography, studios, and alternative art spaces. These excursions are provided to students at no cost and include an admission fee, transportation, parking and lunch. 

 If you are interested in providing an opportunity for our students to visit an exhibition or art space or if you would like to make an in-kind donation to help enrich the program, please contact Alexander R. Barrera, Las Fotos Project Art Appreciation Program Manager, at

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