Encounters – Sunday Tours

Select between a Sunday School or Social Studies themed Encounters tour.

Note: Please allow a 48-hour processing time for tour requests.

Grades: All ages
Tour length:
 1.5 hours
Location: 
900 S. Beretania Street
Days:
Sunday
Times: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Group Size:
 60 maximum (15 minimum)
Fee:
 FREE

For the 2017-2018 school year, sign-ups will begin July 1, 2017.

SEE ART:

Imagine a Sunday School outing to the museum where art guides students and adults in inspiring conversations about faith.

Encounters: Renaissance & Philippine Art for Sunday School is an open-minded, ambitious tour that encourages all ages to express how they feel about the rich and rare collections of religious art on view in the galleries. Students and adults explore religion and culture, making connections between art and everyday life. What does a 15th-century painting have to do with textiles from Mindanao? Why do anting-anting bear images of Mother Mary? What does the sinulog represent? Through group discussions and fun activities, this Ipad-integrated tour reinforces religious studies and cultural understanding. Participants will have a chance to dress up in traditional costumes and hear festive music. During April, this Encounters tour partners with the Filipino Film Festival and tour participants can add an optional 4:00pm movie at discounted rates.

Grades: 5-12
Tour length:
 1.5 hours
Location: 
900 S. Beretania Street
Days:
Sunday
Times: 1:30pm
Group Size:
 60 maximum (15 minimum)
Fee:
 FREE

For the 2017-2018 school year, sign-ups will begin July 1, 2017.

SEE ART:

Take students beyond textbook lessons and inspire them. Art is a powerful tool that connects the classroom to the bigger world.

Encounters: Age of Exploration is a guided school tour, which makes unexpected links between Ferdinand Magellan, Captain Cook, Baby Jesus, and Queen Juana. Students observe traded goods, artists’ materials, and musical traditions to learn about the Old World and the New World in the Age of Exploration. An otherwise heavy social studies topic comes to life with inquiry-based, fun art activities, leaving students with an understanding of the impact of voyages of exploration during the Renaissance. Using visual teaching strategies, this tour encourages students to share opinions and teaches them helpful memorization techniques that aid test-taking skills.

Examples of artwork on these tours:
 

• Piero di Cosimo, St. John the Evangelist, 1504-1506

• Francesco Granacci, Adoration of the Christ Child, c. 1500

• Santos

• Pre-Hispanic gold jewelry from the Philippines

• Bulul and punamhan (priest’s box)

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR TOUR:
Help your students prepare for the tour in two ways: Have an interactive discussion about museum etiquette. ​Practice looking at art. Click here for more information.​

BORROW ART:

Continue your museum experience back at school! Borrow artifacts related to your tour from the Lending Collection to use in the classroom. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators. Pre-packaged object trunks available for some tours, or hand pick objects from the collection for any tour. Contact Dawn Sueoka at dsueoka@honolulumuseum.org.

Hawaiʻi Department of Education Benchmarks

General Learner Outcomes

GLO #1: Self-directed Learner (The ability to be responsible for one's own learning)
GLO #2: Community Contributor (The understanding that it is essential for human beings to work together)
GLO #3: Complex Thinker (The ability to demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving)
GLO #5: Effective Communicator (The ability to communicate effectively)

CCRA.R.7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words

Social Studies.Standard 2: Historical Understanding: Use the tools and methods of inquiry, perspective, and empathy to explain historical events with multiple interpretations and judge the past on its own terms

Social Studies.Standard 3: History:  Understand important historical events from ancient times through the Renaissance.

Social Studies.Standard 6: Cultural Anthropology: Understand culture as a system of beliefs, knowledge, and practices shared by a group and understand how cultural systems change over time

Fine Arts. Standard 1: Visual Arts: Understand and apply art materials, techniques, and processes in the creation of works of art and understand how the visual arts communicate a variety of ideas, feelings, and experiences


The Kress Interpretive Fellowship has been supported by a grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.