March 25, 2013
by Betsy Chapman
While many Wake Forest students went home for Spring Break or found themselves at the beach, there was a group who took a very special trip to purchase art for the campus. This is a long-held tradition at Wake Forest, and over the weekend the Winston-Salem Journal covered the story.
Here’s a taste of the article: “While their classmates were sunning themselves on the beaches of Florida or visiting family in their hometowns, seven Wake Forest University students spent their spring break trudging through the snow and scouring New York City galleries for art for the university’s collection.
And they loved it.
“Fun is an understatement,” said Katie Winokur, a junior art history major who was on the trip March 13-17. “It was an amazing experience. We’re all a little sad to be back on campus.”
Every four years or so since 1963, Wake Forest students have traveled to New York to buy art for the Student Union Collection of Contemporary Art, amassing works by Pablo Picasso, Jasper Johns, Keith Haring and other well-known artists. University officials say they think it’s the only university art collection in the country to have been chosen by students.”
Read the full story online.
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