Picturing Hawai‘i (3rd-12th Grade)

Registration begins December 3 at 9am

Location: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania Street
Days: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9am-12pm, Wednesday 9-11am
Group Size: 60 students maximum per tour
Fee: FREE (including transportation if needed)
Grades: 3rd through 12th

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.

The Picturing Hawai’i tour will rotate through relevant temporary exhibitions such as Ho’oulu Hawai’i: The King Kalakaua Era (open through January 27, 2019) and Emissaries (opening March 2, 2019).

Borrow Art

Extend 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 Hawai'i 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 Hawai‘i’s Common Core and State Standards. View grade level specific standards that may be addressed on the Picturing Hawai‘i See Art Make Art field trip here

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