How does a French language student see a painting by Claude Monet? What does Picasso mean to a Spanish language student? How does Caravaggio inspire an Italian language student? This special partnership program with the Fort Worth ISD World Languages Department invites students to participate in training sessions and then share their insights during 5-minute gallery presentations featuring artworks that relate to their world languages studies.
New dates for this program will be announced in early 2014.
Each semester, the Kimbell collaborates with local studio art teachers to host this special and long-standing repeat-visit program for high school students. Over the course of three visits, students engage in thematic docent-guided tours featuring artworks in the permanent collection and special exhibitions, as well as the Museum architecture, and then apply related ideas or techniques in a hands-on activity. Overall, these programs are designed to complement the teacher’s classroom curriculum and to help students build artist portfolios. They also foster enhanced observation and analytical skills, promote understanding of artistic traditions from around the world, and encourage creative expression.