EDUCATION

The Friends sponsor a Summer Art Cadets programme for children from underprivileged backgrounds.

“Summer Art Cadets 2016 – Fun with Paper”

Paper, a material seemingly light and insignificant, too easily found and scrapped. It is yet the substance that help carry the history, knowledge and civilization of mankind across time and space. It’s also an universal material open up for artists to draw, write and mould, to transform simple ideas to stunning masterpiece — calligraphy, painting, printmaking, paper mâché. These are brought to life because of pulp – a great gift granted by our nature.

Through a series of activities and botanic garden visit, participants will be connected to the world.

 

In 2010, the Friends launched The Sound of Art— a successful music series at the Hong Kong Museum of Art.Held on the first Sunday of every month in the Museum foyer, the concert series features local musicians performing classical works by Chinese and Western composers.

 

The concerts are free and open to the public and feature vocal as well as instrumental ensemble performances.

 

The Hong Kong Museum of Art is closed for major renovation and expansion from August 2015. During the upcoming three years, concerts will be held in the Hong Kong Heritage Discovery Centre, Kowloon Park.

 

The Friends also organize numerous programmes and events for students, including the sponsorship of free bus transportation for schools and other community groups to attend exhibitions at the Museum.