Kinder Foundation Gallery

Spirited Impressions

On view July 5, 2014–January 11, 2015

Michaelann Kelley, visual arts instructor at Aldine ISD's Eisenhower Senior High School, challenged her students to understand the Impressionists. Not only did the Impressionists astonish the art world by painting something as ordinary as an apple, these artists also brought individuality to their work.

The high-school students visited the Museum during the fall semester of 2013 to view, discuss, and make sketches of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works. Back in the classroom, the teens discussed Impressionist techniques, composition, and concepts, and created the paintings on view in this exhibition.