Picturing Hawai‘i

Grades: 3-12
Tour length:
 3 hours
Location:
 900 S. Beretania Street
Days:
 Tuesday—Friday
Times:
 9am—12pm
Group Size:
 60 maximum 
Fee:
FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups 

Tour Description

During this tour and art-making experience, students will explore how Hawai‘i has been pictured from local and visitor perspectives. As a state, how do we see ourselves, how have we been viewed by others, and how have the views of others shaped how we view ourselves? Through the windows of the Museum’s artwork, students will peer back in time, they will observe closely, ask questions and develop historical inferences, and through the art-making experience, students will have a chance to express their unique perspective on life in Hawai‘i. This tour will include the special exhibit Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West from September 7, 2017 through January 21, 2018.

Borrow Art

Continue your museum experience back in the classroom with artifacts from the Lending Collection! Pre-packaged boxes of objects are available for some tours, or hand-pick objects from the collection for any tour. The Lending Collection is a free resource for Hawaii educators. Contact Dawn Sueoka at dsueoka@honolulumuseum.org to visit the collection or to reserve a pre-packaged box.

Connecting to Standards

All of our school tours are aligned with Hawaii’s Common Core and State Standards. For your grade level’s specific standards, contact our Teacher Liaison, Justin Davies, at jdavies@honolulumuseum.org.

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