Curriculum Guides

Download free curriculum guides related to our current and past school tours.

Current School Tours & Programs:

Animals in Art

Expose your students to a variety of artistic styles and materials using a subject that is familiar to them—animals. They will discover how and why animals are represented in the art of different cultures and time periods. For grades Pre-K - 3.

Click here for the Curriculum Guide for this school tour.

Art and Life in Early America 

In this tour for fifth graders, students will explore the life of early American colonists through the art in the Honolulu Museum of Art's collection (objects, paintings, furniture, and a house setting). Students will participate in an interactive gallery activity, try on colonial clothing, handle artifacts, and practice weaving on a loom.

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Treasures

In this introductory tour, students will explore different media and techniques used by the artists of the Museum's treasures.

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Stories in Art

Through the myths and legends depicted in the Museum's collection, students will learn how art can communicate stories. This tour will encourage students to interpret works of art by creating their own stories.

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Our Changing Environment

Students will understand how artists interpret their environment through landscapes, and how artists document our changing environment through their work.

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Picturing Hawai'i

Don't miss this exciting resource! You can get six laminated images and a complete Teacher Resources Book to help teach your students American and Hawaiian history. Click here for details on this free guide.

Past School Tours:

Hokusai's Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

For the first time in a decade, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents Katsushika Hokusai's entire "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" series, one of the museum's masterpieces.  This guided tour and curriculum guide are for grades 4-12, but other grades are welcome to use this curriculum guide and schedule self-guided tours. College and adult groups can also schedule guided tours.

Click here for the Curriculum Guide for this tour. 

All About Art - Textiles (September 16, 2009 - August 9, 2009)

Expose your students to a variety of artistic styles and materials using a subject that is familiar to them—animals. They will discover how and why animals are represented in the art of different cultures and time periods. For grades Pre-K - 3.

Click here for the Curriculum Guide for this tour. 

African Art from the Honolulu Museum of Art's Collection (February 12 - May 31, 2009)

 African Art from the Museum's Collectionr epresents the diverse cultures from the world’s second largest continent. On view are outstanding examples of African objects and textiles. While there is no Docent-led School Tour of this exhibition, we invite you to take your students on a No Docent Tour.

Click here for the Curriculum Guide for this school tour.

Barry Moser: The Art of the Book (June 17 - August 3, 2008)

 Teach your students about literacy through the arts, using this exhibition on artist and booksmith Barry Moser, who has illustrated over 300 books for both children and adults. Moser primarily uses prints and watercolors to create his illustrations, many of which are on display in this exhibition. Visitors will learn about the processes he uses to create his art, read books illustrated by him, and create an art project to take home.

This exhibition does not have a docent-guided tour available, but you are welcome to take your students on a no-docent tour. Please call 532-8726 to schedule this.

Click here for the Curriculum Guide for this exhibition, which includes literacy lessons appropriate for all grade level.