Academy hosts popular
teas and tours

Due to popular demand, the Honolulu Academy of Arts will be offering its popular Tea and Tour program throughout the fall season.

The tours will be offered free with museum admission from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in selected galleries through December, with voluntary donations for beverages accepted.

Sponsored by the museum's Education Department, the tours are led by volunteer docents for those who want to explore the galleries, learn about art and culture, and socialize over a glass of tea. Docents will lead discussions offering insight into the cultures and time periods represented in the works of art.

The themed Tuesday tours will repeat on selected Sundays, with no tours designated on Bank of Hawaii Free Sundays (Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 19).

Here is the schedule:

Sept. 21 and 26: "The Durga Festival," repeats Oct. 13, 14, 15 and 16
Sept. 28 and Oct. 3: "I'm Paying You, So Make Me Look Good"
Oct. 5 and 10: "Executive Territory"
Oct. 12: "Holy Art!"
Oct. 19 and 24: "Pathology in Art"
Oct. 26 and 31: "Hidden Images"
Nov. 2 and 7: "Cherished Possessions"
Nov. 9 and 14: "The Romance of the Lotus"
Nov. 16: "A Beneficent Donor: Clare Booth Luce
Nov. 24 and 28: "Textile Tales and Yarns"
Dec. 7 and 12: "The Divine Feminine
Dec. 14: "The Christmas Story"

Reservations are required and may be made by calling 532-3621 or 532-8726.

The Education Department can also arrange group tours as desired on a variety of subjects. Call for more informatiion.

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