Why not take a trip to Honolulu for your first field trip? Having done a
BFA at UH, I spent lots of time at the Honolulu Academy of Arts. It's a
nice museum for a city the size of Honolulu. Their Asian collection is
quite strong, and their S. Asian holdings are quite good. They have a small
collection of early European modernist work which is worth a trip. They
also have a small collection of old Hawaiian pieces which are quite rare.
You could also go to the Bishop Museum which has the best collection of
ancient Hawaiian material and a modest collection of artifacts from other
Pacific islands. The Hawaiian sculpture and cloaks are its strong suit.
We'd love to hear what you end up doing.
Gig Harbor, WA
>From: pam smith <email@example.com>
>Reply-To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group"
>Subject: [teacherartexchange] field trip help
>Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 22:09:11 -0800 (PST)
>I teach middle school art in Hilo, Hawaii. This year
>we started an Art Club and I would like to take them
>to MoMA. Some of these wonderfully talented kids
>haven't even been to the other side of our island.
>They range in age from 10-13 years old. I think there
>will be about 10 or 12 that will be going. We are
>trying to do as much fundraising as we can, but from
>here to NYC is VERY expensive. Most parents have told
>me they can come up with about $500, but it looks like
>it will cost about $1500-$1600 per student. Does
>anyone have any ideas. Where to look for Grants that
>we might quailfy for, fundraising ideas that make
>$$$$$$, schools we might be able to hook up with as a
>"sister school". I am open to any and all ideas. I am
>wondering if we are thinking TOO big? But we want to
>give it our best shot.
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