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"Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna" at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum
“Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna" exhibit of Hawaiian art opens at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu on Monday, July 13, 2020.

WHAT State art museum re-opens with new exhibit

WHERE – Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, second floor of the No.1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu HI 96813

EXHIBIT DATES: Begging July 13, 2020 – closing date to be determined (exhibit will be up for at least 1 year)

Honolulu, Hawaii--
Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna art exhibit opens at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu.

Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) will re-open to the public on Monday, July 13, with a new exhibit, “Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i luna”. This exhibition, curated by guest curators Drew Broderick, Kaʻili Chun and Kapulani Landgraf, will spread out across HiSAM over the course of a year, occupying different spaces at different times—a wall display case, gift shop, café, and sculpture garden on the first floor, and a sculpture lobby and multiple gallery rooms on the second floor. The curatorial response varies with each space as do the artworks. In certain moments the exhibition is conventional, in others experimental: mapping interpersonal relations within a group of artists, paying attention to materials and techniques, recognizing struggles of the past, dwelling with kaona in the present, and facing indigenous futures already in the making.

Artists in the exhibit:
Bernice Akamine, Pam Barton, Wright Bowman, Sr., Sean K. L. Browne, Mark A. Chai, Kahi Ching, Kauʻi Chun, Kauka de Silva, Solomon Enos, Charlton Kūpaʻa Hee, Henry Hanale Kila Hopfe, Rocky Kaʻiouliokahihikoloʻehu Jensen, Elroy Juan, ʻĪmaikalani Kalāhele, Herb Kawainui Kāne, Clemente Lagundimao, Jr., Al Kahekiliʻuila Lagunero, Marques Hanalei Marzan, Marie McDonald, Meleanna Aluli Meyer, Harinani Orme, Carl F. K. Pao, Pat Kaimoku Pinē, Abigail Romanchak, Maikaʻi Tubbs, Hana Yoshihata

About the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum
Created as a venue to increase public access to the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) displays artwork from the Art in Public Places Collection as well as from collaborations with the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (DOE). HiSAM is operated as a part of the Art in Public Places Program by the SFCA, and is the only museum in the United States operated by a state government arts agency. The museum is an important resource for education and cultural enrichment, providing a learning laboratory for the SFCA’s arts education programs for DOE public and charter school students and teachers. The museum opened in the fall of 2002 on the second floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building.
Museum Director Karen Ewald says “the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is a space where people are welcome to experience contemporary art in Hawaiʻi in a variety of ways. It’s a venue for community engagement and connectivity on top of being an extraordinary contemporary art museum on the island of Oʻahu. HiSAM welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to view, socialize and interact in our galleries.”

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