Who and what makes my local community unique? How are artists influenced by their surroundings? How can I tell a story about my neighborhood?


This fall, high school classes from across Fort Worth ISD visited the Kimbell Art Museum to participate in studio workshops focusing on the special exhibition Murillo: From Heaven to Earth. Over the course of a single morning, students participated in group discussions, sketched in the exhibition galleries, and developed compositions with limited color palettes inspired by the people and places that help to inform their individual sense of community.    

The Kimbell is pleased to present over sixty selected paintings from this workshop series, along with a digital showcase that highlights all eight museum visits, the studio process, and paintings by nearly 150 students. We invite visitors to enjoy connections between their worlds and Murillo’s—from street scenes and green spaces to friends and family, and from local landmarks to our favorite furry companions.    

This exhibition is offered in celebration of the Kimbell’s 50th anniversary and its longstanding partnerships with Fort Worth ISD and Imagination Fort Worth. We express our sincere appreciation to the Kimbell’s volunteer docents who helped to facilitate these programs and participating teachers from Amon Carter-Riverside High School, Arlington Heights High School, Diamond Hill-Jarvis High School, Trimble Tech High School, Western Hills High School, and Young Women’s Leadership Academy.  


View the Digital Showcase

This program was made possible in part by funding from the Texas Commission on the Arts.  

Three logos next to each other include the Fort Worth Independent School District logo, the Imagination Fort Worth logo, and the Texas Commission on the Arts logo.