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Life on Lowder St Blog

Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletics, the arts, service or community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!

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A day at an art museum is typically an occasion for peaceful relaxation and treating the senses to images of tranquility and beauty.  However, some works of art, such as those designed to shock or that deal with themes that seem to impose a particular world view, can be challenging to comprehend for an audience of young students with varying degrees of exposure to such themes.   

On February 15, art teacher Caroline Rufo brought her expertise as a classroom teacher and a fine artist to a panel discussion at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts designed to help the museum’s “guide instructors” work with visiting school groups on how to engage with difficult works of art. 

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  • Arts
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Seventeen Ursuline students participating in The Memory Project completed portraits of children from Syria the week of January 3. The Memory Project is an initiative in which students create portraits for children around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged.

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On Tuesday, November 22, a favorite Ursuline tradition, the Juniors vs. Seniors Powderpuff event, took place on campus. This annual event was enjoyed by students, faculty/staff, alumnae, family and friends on a chilly but festive afternoon before the Thanksgiving break.

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