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Monday, December 17, 2018

In-Depth Analysis of Art in NBS Lectures

Finn O.'19 was the winner of this year's NBS Lectures on Art, for his commanding presentation and analysis of Mondrian's Broadway Boogie Woogie.

Congratulations to Finn and to finalists Will C., Taylor K. and Teddy R. for their exceptional lectures, delivered for the first time in our new Otto-Bernstein Performing Arts Theatre.

The boys presented before an audience of fellow classmates, their peers from Nightingale-Bamford School, and a panel of judges including faculty members, administrators, trustees and art experts.  The presentations were judged on the quality and depth of research and analysis, oral presentation skills, and visual design of the presenters' slides. Finalists were named after last week's preliminaries in which all eighth graders participated.

The NBS Lectures competition is the first of four summary projects that our eighth graders complete as part of their interdisciplinary humanities course. The course, taught by teacher and art historian Nancy Iannicelli, is a signature one at Saint David's, which culminates in a 10-day Italian Study Tour in March.

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