A group of 20 from the Black River Technical College Art Club traveled by train to St. Louis on April 3. They visited the Saint Louis Art Museum (SLAM), which was built for the 1904 World’s Fair and is ranked in the top 100 art museums in the world.
Because Dr. Sandy Baltz had worked at SLAM several years ago, she was able to arrange a private tour with Registrar Director Jeanette Fausz. BRTC students and staff were allowed to tour the basement of the museum and view behind-the-scenes restoration and repair of artwork as well as the giant elevators and platforms necessary for moving the massive pieces of art. The group also toured the public areas.
Saturday the group toured the Old Courthouse then visited the Arch and viewed the movie of its construction. Afterward participants had free time to visit the City Museum, Union Station, or the St. Louis Zoo. The group then returned home by way of the Amtrak train Saturday evening.
BRTC Students attending were Katie Castleberry, Shayla Dickson, Stephanie Holcomb, Tori Clairday, Sarah Cullum, Brynna Morgan, Kaylan Hutsell, Jacob Pipkin, Hannah Powers, Katelyn Leonard, Nancy Miller, Shelly Summit, Amber Smith, DaWayne Anderson, and Shannon Wegener. BRTC employees attending included Janice Harvery, Vickie French, Mary Anderson, Mantha Baltz, and Art Club advisor Dr. Sandy Baltz.