Location: 900 S. Beretania Street
Tour length: 3 hours
Group Size: 60 maximum
Fee: FREE, bus subsidy available for qualified groups
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On this engaging Museum tour, students will explore a variety of painting styles from Realism to Impressionism, and from Surrealism to Abstraction. They will discover that these masters, although cutting edge artists, were not always accepted in their lifetime. Students will see how masterpieces can be either a realistic representation or a passionate statement of personal expression by studying the composition, brushstrokes and colors of the artworks. Students will think critically about why people create art, what inspires an artist, and what makes a work of art great. This tour will include the special exhibit, Abstract Expressionism: Looking East from the Far West from September 7, 2017 through January 21, 2018. Following the museum tour, students meet with art instructors to create their own Western-style masterpiece painting.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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