Reality and Beyond: History Through Art (4th-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: 4th through 12th

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

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 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 Reality and Beyond See Art Make Art field trip here

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