March Family Sunday: celebrating furry friends with “Animals Around the World”

It’s been said the March roars in like a lion and out like a lamb. The old adage also describes HoMA’s upcoming Family Sunday, “Animals Around the World.” 

Animals in various forms appear throughout art history, and this month’s theme celebrates the diversity of animals depicted in the museum’s collection from all corners of the earth. “Some of the earliest paintings on the walls of caves from more than 44,000 years ago are of animals,” said Arminda Gandara, HoMA’s Public Programs Manager. “Selecting this as our theme was a fun approach to highlighting our works from all over the globe and from numerous time periods.”

Our in-person event is still on hold, but we’re offering engaging virtual programming that includes livestreaming, a gallery hunt (which can be completed either at home or in the museum), and to-go creativity kits that will include materials to write or draw messages of hope on fabric squares, part of our still-secret upcoming spring project.


On Family Sunday, livestream programming begins at 11am with a “Ready Set Create” Art Workshop from HoMA Teaching Artist Janet Tran, who will guide us through the art of making collages. A livestream version of Storytime is scheduled for 1pm, with a reading of
Animals in Art by Sabrina Hahn from HoMA Docent Kathy Krammer.

Families are also welcome to visit the museum on Sunday, Mar 21, to participate in the “Animals in Art” gallery hunt. The gallery hunt is self-guided and can be done safely using a mobile device as an interface. Admission is free for kama’aina from 10am – 6pm. 

Visit HoMA’s Family Sunday webpage beginning Saturday, Mar 20. If you post any of your family’s artwork, tag us @honolulumuseum. We love to see what you create!