Reality and Beyond

Registration begins August 1

Grades: 4-12
Location: 900 S. Beretania Street
Days: Tuesday—Friday
Tour length: 3 hours
Times: 9am-12pm
Group Size: 60 maximum
Fee: FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups

Tour Description

On this tour students will explore the many ways that artists depart from a strictly representational depiction of the world. Students will actively investigate a variety of artistic movements including Impressionism, Surrealism, Romanticism, Modernism and Abstract Expressionism; and will look at how ideas of realism and abstraction have played out in both Western and Eastern art. Through the tour and an art-making experience, students will examine how and why artists transform reality. 

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 Hawai'i 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 Hawai'i’s Common Core and State Standards. For your grade level’s specific standards, contact our Teacher Liaison, Justin Davies, at

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