By Tanner Nypen ’15
This July a group of 12 students and two teachers will tour Europe to experience European art history and culture.
For a little more than two weeks this group will visit London, Paris, Florence and Rome.
The idea for this trip came from Mr. Noah Lewkowitz ’98, hoping to revive the European humanities trip that was around while he attended Brophy.
“I think that travel is a very important thing and that sort of paired with my love of art. I thought it would be a good idea to resurrect the trip,” Mr. Lewkowitz said.
This trip is designed to help students understand traveling in other countries as well as learn about different works of art and the history behind the pieces.
“Being able to take some students who have heard about certain works of art in the classroom and have them actually see it (the artworks), then challenging them to learn the skill of a traveler, because I think that is an important skill to have,” Mr. Lewkowitz said.
Students were chosen through an application process where they were asked to answer certain questions in detail.
The list of applicants was sent out to the entire faculty to be approved.
There were about 25 students who originally applied for this trip and about half will be going on it.
One student who was approved to go on this trip is Joseph Conroy ’15.
“The main reason I wanted to go on trip was because it was two of my favorite teachers leading the trip, and my other reason is because I have only been to Europe once,” Conroy said. “I am looking forward to getting to see a lot of the architecture, because I have a big interest in architecture, and also a lot of the art museums as well because I have also been interested in art in the past.”
Other than Conroy there are six juniors, one freshman, and four sophomores going on the trip along with Mr. Lewkowitz and Mr. John Damaso ’97.