Our new school tour, Rodin: The Human Experience through Art, explores the special exhibition Auguste Rodin: The Human Experience | Selections from the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Collections, which will be on view July 23 to January 10. The exhibition examines the eminent French sculptor’s fascination with the human figure and his lifelong effort to breathe life into bronze. Known as one of the greatest sculptors since Michelangelo, Rodin broke with the classic traditions and created works in a modern style that depicts natural movement and complex emotions of mythological figures and historical heroes. On the tour, students will see more than 30 Rodin sculptures, as well as sculptures in the museum’s permanent gallery of the Human Figure. The tour integrates visual arts with science and technology, literacy, and social studies. Students will explore the process of making bronze artwork, the anatomy and expressions of the human figure, and the story behind the characters or concepts Rodin sculpts. Students will receive a booklet to use in the gallery for writing and sketching and to take back to the classroom.
A one-and-a-half-hour MAKE ART session, led by a professional artist, can be added on to the tour (SEE ART tour + MAKE ART is three hours) for an additional fee of $4 per student.
This tour is designed for grades 4-12.
For the first time ever, the Honolulu Museum of Art will also offer Touch Tours for the visually impaired starting with the exhibition Rodin: the Human Experience/Selections from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. These innovative tours will feature verbal descriptions of artworks that visually impaired visitors can explore with gloved hands. Learn more about this FREE TOUCH TOUR here.