Where Art & Science Meet: Honolulu Printmakers

Honolulu Printmakers

February 1 – May 3, 2020

What happens when people step out of their comfort zones to discover new worlds? We explore this question with an intriguing cross-disciplinary project, Where Art & Science Meet.

On View

February 1 – May 3, 2020

Museum Hours

Open Every Day
9 am – 5 pm


All Ages


Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center


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.

Three-lined Nudibranch
Flabellina trilineata
© Susan Middleton
Ten scientists from Bishop Museum have partnered with ten members of the Honolulu Printmakers to share scientific processes and insights into their respective practices. This collaboration has resulted in the artists’ visual interpretations of the scientists’ research work. The scientists, in turn, have created an explanatory scientific poster to accompany the artwork. With a variety of printmaking techniques and diverse fields of science, each partnership explored the relationship and met the challenge in different ways.
Science and art are often considered to be opposites. With this show we cross that artificial divide and make connections between the two disciplines. The participating artists and scientists have explored ways to collaborate: listening, observing, learning, experimenting, and discovering.
When people exchange ideas and methods across fields, they tend to forge creative, innovative solutions and ways to work together on complex challenges. Cross-disciplinary collaboration can result in both new ideas and ways to see.
In this installation, you will encounter masterful one-of-a-kind prints inspired by each printmaker’s paired scientist’s area of specialty, including prints of specimens from Bishop Museum’s Natural Sciences collection.

"One of the most beautiful things we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

- Albert Einstein

So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.
This installation features the following Artist & Scientist(s) teams:
Marcia Pasqua & Allen Allison, PhD
Pratisha Budhiraja & Holly Bolick
Denise Karabinus & Nancy Treneman/Kenneth Hayes, PhD
Deborah Nehmad & Norine W. Yeung, PhD
Boz Schurr & Molly Hagemann
Vince Hazen & Neal L. Evenhuis, PhD
Regina Bode & Barbara Kennedy
Terry Hildebrand & Regina Kawamoto
Paul Weissman & Richard L. Pyle, PhD
Margo Vitarelli & Arnold Y. Suzumoto
Lion’s Mane Jelly
Cyanea capillata
© Susan Middleton
Opalescent Nudibranch
Hermissenda crassicornis
© Susan Middleton

This installation was created in partnership with Honolulu Printmakers

Top image:
Puget Sound King Crab
Lopholithodes mandtii
© Susan Middleton