Bishop Museum’s outdoor murals provide an immersive art experience that bridges traditional culture, creative expression, and indigenous perspectives. Each mural was completed in 2021 in conjunction with the special exhibit POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World which showcased some of the most notable Hawai‘i-based artists, international street artists, and sculptors.
“Mālamalama,” August 2021
Artists: Kamea Hadar and Cory Taum
Location: Science Adventure Center
“Entitled ‘Mālamalama,’ which not only references a torch or guiding light, but also the light of the mind. The Museum holds within its walls an immense amount of history and culture, and it is this torch of knowledge that we hope to pass to our next generation.
“Mōʻaukala,” May 2021
Artist: Mark “Devour” Visaya
Location: Front entrance, Bishop Museum
“Ahupuaʻa,” May 2021
Location: Hall of Discovery
APEXER, also known as Ricardo Richey, is a street artist who creates colorful abstract patterns through the use of spray paint.
“Tsunami on the Institution,” May 2021
Location: Castle Memorial Building
Allison Torneros, known in the art world as “Hueman”, is a multidisciplinary artist based in Oakland, CA. Her distinctly gauzy art style is what she likes to call “etherealism,” a blend of ethereal realism.