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TXWES History Students Visit Kimbell Art Museum

Students and Docent gathered around a work at the Kimbell Museum

Students in HIS 3341 Renaissance Art have spent the semester examining and critiquing Italian painting, sculpture and architecture from the 15th and 16th centuries.  On Tuesday, Nov. 7, they visited the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth for a docent-guided exploration of the museum's collection of late medieval and Renaissance Art.

According to Christopher Ohan, who teaches the course, "The Kimbell Museum has an outstanding collection of late medieval and Renaissance art, with examples from Duccio, Donatello, Bernini, Michelangelo and Titian, just to name a few.  Fort Worth is blessed to have this gem of a museum in the city and I'm pleased to introduce Texas Wesleyan students to its collection."  He added that, "It's very exciting to watch students — some of whom had never visited an art museum — experiencing these pieces face-to-face!"  

History major and Sumners Scholar Aubrey Hanson said "visiting the Kimbell brought the classroom experience to life.  A trip to Italy would be ideal, but seeing these important pieces up close was pretty exciting."

This Renaissance Art course fulfills degree requirements for both History majors and Visual Arts minors.  For more information about these programs, please see Texas Wesleyan's minor in Visual Arts or the History Program page.  

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