Math through Art

2015 Spalding House Math through Art

Docent Guide 1.27.15

Student Booklet 1.27.15

Training Video February 2, 2015   video

Routes for large groups



Ted talk by Robert Lang

Triangles and angles

The students will make tulips on the tour. Here are three kinds to make, from easy to difficult.

Easy tulip, tulip, hard tulip

Kwang-Young Chun 

AGGREGATION. 1: a group, body, or mass composed of many distinct parts or individuals . 2. a: the collecting of units or parts into a mass or whole

represent harmony and conflict in the unity of many.


Interview with the artistInterview 

 "Now I am interested in the unlimited possibilities for human beings, unknown worlds. Sometimes I asked myself, 'Is there an end to the universe? Is the end point the same as the start point?'


Mandelbrot Set 

Kumi Yanashita



The Japanese craft of making paper stencils for dyeing textiles.

Dresden Museum blog on katagami

Ken Bushnell


Tour ran at Spalding House Jan. 2013 to June 2013

How many galleries are at the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House?  5

How many square feet are at Spalding House? 5,000

How many works of art are on view for Finding X? 55

How many works of art are owned by the Honolulu Museum of Art? 50,000+ and growing

What is the oldest work of art on view? Portrait of Elizabeth Younge - 1774

What is the newest work of art on view? 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 All Numbers are Equal - 2010

What is the ideal humidity of an art museum? 50% Kids notice the humidity measure in each room

How high are paintings hung? The center of each artwork is hung 58" from the floor

How many visitors come to the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House each year? 24,000+

250,000+ to Beretania

How many people work at the Honolulu Museum of Art?  163 full time and 250 part time

How many volunteers work at the museum? over 400 (including docents)

Thank you notes! 1, 2