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a black background with the words ola ka nocau excellence in hawaiian art.

Ola Ka Noʻeau: Excellence in Hawaiian Artistry

Bishop Museum, in partnership with the PAʻI Foundation’s Maoli Arts Movement (MAMo) initiative, presents the exhibition Ola Ka Noʻeau: Excellence in Hawaiian Artistry. This exhibition will explore the genealogy of Hawaiian artistry, particularly through generational transmission of knowledge.

Past Exhibit

March 11 – October 15, 2023

Museum Hours

Open Daily
9 am – 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving
& Christmas Day

Ages

All Ages

Location

J. M. Long Gallery 

Admission

Members: Free
Adults: $24.95
Seniors (65+): $21.95
Youth (4–17): $16.95
Children (3 and under): Free
Children age 16 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Visitors will experience the reaffirming practice and artwork from a Native Hawaiian perspective throughout the gallery. Works on view will include examples of featherwork, barkcloth, tool-making, decorated gourds, visual design, and plaiting.

‘Ola ka noʻeau’ can be translated as ‘excellence lives.’ Through this exhibition, we honor Hawaiʻi’s rich arts and culture, and hope to promote arts resilience in our community. To this end, Ola Ka Noʻeau: Excellence in Hawaiian Artistry is developed around the themes of genealogy, relationships, and hana noʻeau, or art practices."

Ola Ka Noʻeau: Excellence in Hawaiian Artistry will feature artwork from 13 notable Hawaiian artists, highlighting the bond between teacher and student as a fundamental value in Hawaiian culture:

Featured Artists by Medium

Barkcloth
Roen Hufford
Marie McDonald
 
Decorated Gourds
Dr. Bruce Chrisman
Momi Greene
 
Featherwork
Paulette Kahalepuna
Mary Louise Kekuewa
Kawika Lum-Nelmida
 
Plaiting
Bill Keoua Nelsen
Ipolani Vaughan
 
Tool-Making
‘Umi Kai
Kunane Wooton
 
Visual Design
Imaikalani Kalahele
Cory Kamehanaokalā Taum

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OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817

OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817

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