Listening, Learning, and Making Connections

After a brief stop to admire Fenway Park and the Big Green Monster, we spent much of our time today at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Once at the museum, we broke into small groups and were guided through Art of the Ancient World. The small groups, led by knowledgeable guides, made for an intimate setting. Questions where asked, and connections where made. Connections like, “How does ancient art depict life at that time?” “How does the art represent what was important to society at that time?” Our guides led us through these discussions. Students were called on to answer questions like, “What is symbolic about the bust of Caesar Augustus?” “How is the bust of Caesar Augustus different from that of the Roman Republic bust Portrait of a Man.” The students eagerly provided answers to the questions asked and made their own intelligent observations.


Other questions heard throughout the day where, “What is significant about the Egyptian burial process and the Funerary Art present during the burial process?” “How is this Funerary Art connected to Egyptian life during that time period?” “How does the early work of Assyria differ from that of the Neo-Babylonian period?” Time and time again our tour guides guided our students through these questions, making connections along the way.


After our time with the guides, the students were split up into even smaller groups and encouraged to explore the museum’s other exhibits; Matisse, Botticelli, American Art, Asian Art, and Modern Art were some of the exhibits explored. Questions continued, and observations where made.

Students where encouraged to seek out and sketch a piece of art which was meaningful to them. More pondering and wondering through this massive museum. A museum filled with beautiful treasurers linking the past to the present day.

After we had seen just about all the Museum of Fine Arts had to offer, we took a short train ride to Trinity Church. Trinity Church is a beautiful Episcopal Church designed by Henry Hobson Richardson. The building of the church took place from 1872 to 1877. At Trinity Church, we worshiped by attending the choral Evensong service, singing hymns and praising God.

Following the service, we stayed for a private tour, primarily focusing on the church’s architecture and amazing organ. Attending a worship service in such an old historical building, one could not help but make connections from the past to the present.

A day of learning surrounded by beautiful art, asking questions, making connections, and worshiping coincides wonderfully with Geneva’s mission of inspiring students to love beauty, to think deeply, and pursue Christ’s calling. Yes, we listened. Yes, we learned. And, yes, we made connections. We are excited for what tomorrow will bring!

by Cheree Foreman, parent blogger

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September 17, 2021
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    Date: September 17, 2021 - September 17, 2021
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    Date: September 17, 2021 - September 17, 2021
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September 18, 2021
  • Cross Country Varsity Meet Lake Buena Vista HS Invite

    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 8:00 am- 11:00 am
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  • JV Volleyball Tournament - Oviedo High School

    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 6:00 pm
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  • 5/6th Volleyball Blue Team Game vs. ICS Gold

    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:20 am
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    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 10:40 am- 11:10 am
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September 20, 2021
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
    Time: 8:15 am- 9:15 am
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
    Time: 8:25 am- 8:42 am
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  • Youth Golf

    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Home Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • 5/6th Volleyball Grey Team Game vs. St. Luke's Green

    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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September 21, 2021
  • Dialectic B

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • 4th Gr - Monastery Day

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    Time: 8:20 am- 3:00 pm
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  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    Time: 3:00 pm- 3:45 pm
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  • Art & Creativity Class (K4–1st)

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    Time: 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm
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  • Youth Soccer 2-3rd grade

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Philharmonia Orchestra (3rd–5th)

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • MS Cross Country Meet

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • MS WhiteTeam Home Volleyball Game vs. CFP

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    Time: 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Home Match vs. Trinity Prep

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    Time: 4:00 pm- 6:30 pm
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  • MS Blue Home Volleyball Game vs. CFP

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • JV Volleyball Away Match vs. TFA

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Varsity Volleyball Away Match vs. TFA

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
    Time: 7:00 pm- 8:00 pm
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September 17, 2021
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    Date: September 17, 2021 - September 17, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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    Date: September 17, 2021 - September 17, 2021
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    Date: September 17, 2021 - September 17, 2021
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September 18, 2021
  • Cross Country Varsity Meet Lake Buena Vista HS Invite

    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
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  • JV Volleyball Tournament - Oviedo High School

    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 9:30 am- 6:00 pm
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  • 5/6th Volleyball Blue Team Game vs. ICS Gold

    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 9:50 am- 10:20 am
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    Date: September 18, 2021 - September 18, 2021
    Time: 10:40 am- 11:10 am
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September 20, 2021
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
    Time: 12:00 am- 11:59 pm
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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  • Youth Golf

    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Home Match vs. Orangewood

    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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    Date: September 20, 2021 - September 20, 2021
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September 21, 2021
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    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Chamber Orchestra

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • 4th Gr - Monastery Day

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Ladies Choir (8th–12th)

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Art & Creativity Class (K4–1st)

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Youth Soccer 2-3rd grade

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Philharmonia Orchestra (3rd–5th)

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • MS Cross Country Meet

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • MS WhiteTeam Home Volleyball Game vs. CFP

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • Varsity Boys Golf Home Match vs. Trinity Prep

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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  • MS Blue Home Volleyball Game vs. CFP

    Date: September 21, 2021 - September 21, 2021
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