Keiki Pronounce Art Trip ‘Cool’
West Oahu students were among many who have checked out the new science-meets-art exhibition “Inquiring Finds” at Honolulu Museum of Art’s Spalding House in Makiki.
Hawaiian Electric Co. donated $15,000 to the museum to fund the exhibit, as well as to bring in school groups on tours. The exhibit explains the origins of its wide range of art pieces and features hands-on activities for students.
Holomua Elementary in Ewa Beach and Mauka Lani Elementary in Makakilo both visited the museum in May to view Inquiring Finds.
“The exhibition adds interest to our existing curriculum, and my students are able to make the connection between art and other subjects, like science,” said Holomua teacher Erin Imamura. “The other benefit of going on the school tour is the hands-on activities. The supplies for the make-and-take projects are already provided, and my students do better and learn more from these experiments.”
“I saw cool things that I’ve never seen before and had a great time!” declared Mauka Lani’s Anahi Guerrero, 7.
“The view from here is nice, and this is the coolest place,” added schoolmate Jeina Bright, 9. “I also learned that certain metals are used to make the pottery different colors, and how pottery was made in the olden days.”
The exhibit continues through July 6. For details, visit honolulumuseum.org.