The Luggage Project Notre Dame Belmont

Harvey Milk Terminal 1

Departures Level 2, Gallery 1A
Jul 12, 2022 - Nov 01, 2022

Friends in Pages  2022 Samantha Cook digital photograph of glazed sculpture  Courtesy of the artist and Martha Anne Kuntz, Notre Dame High SchoolCultivation  2022 Maggie Templeton digital photograph of glazed sculpture  Courtesy of the artist and Martha Anne Kuntz, Notre Dame High School, BelmontPieces of Me  2022 Adriana Esguerra digital photograph of glazed sculpture  Courtesy of the artist and Martha Anne Kuntz, Notre Dame High School, Belmont

The Luggage Project: Notre Dame Belmont

“What would you take with you if you had to leave home and could only take three things?” This was the question asked of beginning sculpture students at Notre Dame Belmont. The high school students worked with clay for the first time; but rather than a traditional vessel project, sculpture teacher Martha Anne Kuntz created the Luggage Project. Each student designed a piece of luggage with three meaningful objects to place inside. For many, thinking abstractly posed a challenge. How would you show your love for your family without depicting one’s family? From a childhood tree growing up and out of a suitcase, to a row of houses and three teacups—the photographs exhibited represent the work of Notre Dame Belmont students who challenged themselves to think beyond the obvious.

Notre Dame Belmont is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women in Belmont, California. The visual arts program offers a wide range of courses—from beginning to advanced—including art, sculpture, photography, graphic design, and video production. Beyond the creative aspect, the most important mission is encouraging students to grow as critical thinkers with the ability to question, problem-solve, and see the world in unusual ways.

[images left to right]
Friends in Pages  2022
Samantha Cook
digital photograph of glazed sculpture
Courtesy of the artist and Martha Anne Kuntz, Notre Dame High School, Belmont
R2022.1801.007.01

Cultivation  2022
Maggie Templeton
digital photograph of glazed sculpture 
Courtesy of the artist and Martha Anne Kuntz, Notre Dame High School, Belmont
R2022.1801.001.01

Pieces of Me  2022
Adriana Esguerra
digital photograph of glazed sculpture
Courtesy of the artist and Martha Anne Kuntz, Notre Dame High School, Belmont
R2022.1801.004.01

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