Kinder Foundation Education Center Gallery

Art at the Heart of Learning

On view January 17–June 28, 2015

The great 20th-century American Realist painter Edward Hopper once declared, “If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.” 

Jacqueline Chaltain, an art specialist at the Presbyterian School, challenged her 3rd- and 4th-grade students to choose one work of art in the exhibition Selections from the Museum’s Collection: Modern and Contemporary Art to articulate what they felt the artist was trying to say, and how the artist said it, through composition, scale, brushwork, or other means.

The students visited the Museum three times during the fall 2014 semester to view the exhibition, make sketches, and take photographs, which they used as references to create their own works of art back in the classroom.