Bishop Museum Arts Night
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
Free with online preregistration
Preregistration is required. There is a limited capacity for this event and walk-ins will not be admitted.
Parking: $3 per vehicle
Free Parking with Member’s parking sticker on windshield
An engaging evening for keiki and ʻohana to explore different art forms and participate in activities with Art Explorium and local artist Solomon Enos, and others.
Kamaʻāina and visitors can explore Hawaiʻi’s unique and unparalleled cultural and natural history. See Kalaniʻōpuʻu’s feather ʻahu ʻula (cape) and mahiole (helmet) in Hawaiian Hall; check out Hawaiʻi’s animal and plant biodiversity in the Science Adventure Center; explore new exhibitions like Tatau: Marks of Polynesia in the J. M. Long Gallery and Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals in the Castle Building* and temporary installation KAIMANA presented by HIFF41 and Taiji Terasaki.
Spend your evening under Honolulu’s starlit sky on the Great Lawn with a meal from a local food truck and music. Bishop Museum has a safe and socially distanced, family-friendly experience for everyone.
HIFF41 AND TAIJI TERASAKI PRESENT: KAIMANA
An Immersive Mist-Media Film Installation
Through Dec 5, 2021
HIFF41 and Hawai’i-based artist Taiji Terasaki presents KAIMANA – an outdoor, walk-through art and film installation offering a cinematic work projected onto a dramatic, interactive mist curtain. The images projected onto the mist-screen reflect memories of old Hawai’i and Pacific island life, highlighting fond memories of the Waikīkī Natatorium’s community and vibrant ocean culture.
Through this provocative lens, archival photographs and recently discovered film footage conjure up the nostalgic enchantment of Hawai‘i’s swimming and surfing identity, emphasizing the bonds between architecture and activity, between place and life.
Tatau: Marks of Polynesia
Through July 4, 2022
J. M. Long Gallery, Hawaiian Hall
Explore the beauty of Samoan tattoos and the role they play in the preservation and propagation of Samoan culture. Through an array of photographs, Tatau showcases the work of traditional Samoan tattoo masters alongside that of younger practitioners working within and influenced by the tradition today.
*Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals
Through Jan. 23, 2022
Castle Memorial Building
*Additional exhibit fee $4.95, can be purchased at the Admission Desk
Meet the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period up close on the day before the extinction, learn the details of the asteroid impact that changed our Earth forever, and discover the rise of the mammals in the aftermath and recovery of Earth’s ecosystem.
This event is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, working to improve the lives of Native Hawaiians, and in part by the Johnson ‘Ohana Foundation.
Event cover Image credit:
Photo Brandon Shigeta