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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Impressionist Light and Color

Explore the Impressionist approach to light, their innovative techniques and revolutionary use of color.

Learning goals:

Students will learn:

- To look closely and make visual observations about art, as well as supporting their ideas by grounding them in a work of art.

- About the Impressionists’ unique artistic techniques and approaches to art, including color theory.

- About Impressionism’s significance in art history, as revolutionary, modern and highly influential.

Using this resource:

- Visual Art teachers and students will be interested in Impressionist style, techniques and new approaches to art.

The objects in this lesson are just a beginning. To learn more about Impressionism, we suggest the “Impressionism at the MFA” lesson. We encourage you to explore the Museum's online collection through this web source--or even better, to visit the Museum and walk through the physical galleries--to look for other objects that will provide further insights into this exhibition.

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MFA School Programs


The Arts

Grade Level

General Interest

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