A big part of our work at the Honolulu Museum of Art revolves around the premise that art makes kids smart. Studies show that visits to art museums and participation in arts education programs help children develop critical thinking skills, greater empathy, and other tools they need to succeed in a fast-paced complex world.
Students are more likely to become regular museum visitors when they take part in fun, memorable school tours that help them to question, problem-solve, and engage with the artwork and their surroundings.
It is critical that youngsters and teenagers have access to the museum and its programs— whether it is through a school tour, on the weekend with a parent, or after school with friends. Your donation to our Annual Fund helps us to foster these enriching visits, and ensures that the Honolulu Museum of Art is open and free for kids 17 and under.
Together, with your help, we can continue to invest in Hawai‘i’s children and watch the powerful, lifelong effects of unlimited access to the arts.
Stephan F.F. Jost
To make a donation, please visit https://hma.