Science Through Art


Grades: K-12
Tour length: 2 hours
Date/location: Feb. 5-July 6, Spalding House, 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Date/location: Opening July 6, Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S Beretania Street
Times: 10am
Group Size: 60 maximum
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Through the exhibition Inquiring Finds, students will discover the science behind the concepts and creation of art. It is a perfect match, since both science and art are based on a search for answers with the creative thinker who excels in science. Come explore the alchemy of ceramic glazes, the workings of a room-sized camera, the science of light and color, plus a room of kinetic art to keep the physics questions popping. Finally, visit an unusually exquisite exhibition that visually demonstrates the inevitable state of life.

Students will receive this booklet to use on the tour and to take back to the classroom.

Pictured above: Anonymous. 'Death of an Empress' (detail), Japan, Edo period (1615-1868), 18th century. Ink and colors on paper. Purchase, Richard Lane Collection, 2003. (2007.3).


Tour length: 1 hour tour plus a 1 hour art-making lesson
Tuesday – Friday
Fee: There is a $4 fee per student to add an art-making lesson to this tour. 
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Students will create a unique work of art using light and photosensitive paper that they can take back to the classroom.

Thanks to a generous grant from Hawaiian Electric, eligible schools may qualify for reduced transportation costs and waived fees for Make Art. Please indicate your interest on the tour request form. 

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