Math Through Art

Grades: K-8
Tour length:
 3 hours 
900 S. Beretania Street
Group Size:
 60 maximum
 FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups
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Tour Description

During this activity-filled tour, the galleries turn into math laboratories as the students use art to explore concepts of scale, ratio, perspective, pattern, symmetry and proportion. Students will discover how artists use math concepts such as perspective, patterns, proportion, and ratio to create art. Following the tour, students will meet with art instructors and be led through a mathematics-related art project.

Artwork on this tour:
Fernand Léger (French, 1881-1955), Abstraction, 1926

Leonard Coccorante (Italian, 1680-1750) Harbor with Roman Ruins, 1740-1740

Male Figure. Egypt, 2350-2170 B.C. Limestone with traces of polychrome.

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 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

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