The older gentleman that stands at the dorr or sits at the table could be warmer.
Everyone else was busy into their own staff lives.
It's Chinese cultural immersion at @bankofhawaii Family Sunday: Good Dog today! Learn calligraphy and mah jong with members of the Associated Chinese University Women. Kids can make a dog collage, get their portrait sketched by @AdventureFunClub's Druscilla Santiago and try on traditional Chinese clothing. Lion dance starts in a few minutes! Activities end at 2pm but we are open until 4:30pm—admission is free thanks to Bank of Hawaii!
In our Museum Shop, you can sign up for a pet communication reading with Eileen Abe—you need a photo of your dog!
Today we kick off our 吴天明 Wu Tianming Tribute with "River Without Buoys 没有航标的河流" at 7:30pm. It is Wu Tianming's reflection on the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Wu Tianming’s daughter, Janet Wu, will lead a post-screening discussion of her father’s work.
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Celebrate Chinese New Year at this weekend's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday! Gates open at 10am.
Kids can make pup puppets and see a lion dance! Here's the program schedule: http://bit.ly/2F1CgWw
Special guest: Bring a photo of your dog to The Public Pet pop-up in the Museum Shop for a 10-minute reading by pet communicator Eileen Abe, from 11am to 2pm. Readings are by appointment—visit the shop to sign up. Limited number of spots available....
Reminder: Pets are not allowed inside the Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House, even during this dog-themed event.
#ARTafterDARK came back with a bang last month! Inspired by the Bollywood Film Festival 2018, the night was full of activities for attendees to get their Bhangra on. There was a engaging dance performance by Aaja Nachle Hawaii and Bollywood music played all night long by dj mr.nick. Attendees adorned themselves with henna body art thanks to Hau'oli Henna and Touch of Henna Hawai`i, and received mini massages courtesy of The Modern Honolulu. Mahalo to The Modern Honolulu for sponsoring the night's event, and to EAT Honolulu and Free Spirits Hawaii for providing the good food and drinks. And to you for coming! We can't wait to see you again Feb. 23 for ARTafterDARK: Must Love Dogs.
A year ago Spanish artist Cinta Vidal was at the museum as part of POW WOW Worldwide's annual Honolulu event. She created a mural that directly relates to HoMA—incorporating objects from the collection and grounds (can you spot them?). We like it so much, we're leaving it up for another year. To celebrate, we repost this time lapse video of her working on "Blow."
The mural took five non-consecutive days to complete (she got really sick in the middle of it, but rallied and finished!) and was unveiled Feb. 24, 2017.
A leading Fourth Generation filmmaker, many of Wu Tianming's films are banned in China due to their subversive political content—but you can watch them here as we pay tribute to his work from Feb. 16-19 in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Wu Tianming paved the way for contemporary Chinese cinema (earning him the title of "godfather of contemporary Chinese cinema") and mentored notable Fifth Generation filmmakers like Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige. See the schedule and buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2EnD9aC
Special thanks to supporting sponsors Center for Chinese Studies at UH-Manoa and the Confucius Institute Hawaii at University of Hawaii at Manoa, hospitality sponsor Waikiki Parc Hotel, and community partner NETPAC.
Get an edge on your Oscar® pool by seeing the best short films before the 90th Academy Awards! Covering all three categories—Animated, Live Action and Documentary—don’t miss the opportunity to watch all the Oscar®-nominated short films starting tomorrow Feb. 11. Get more info and buy tickets by clicking the links below.
Mudbound, the searing drama about racism (told through two farming families) in post-WWII Mississippi Delta, has four Oscar nominations! But as a Netflix film, it had a very limited theatrical release. You can see it on the big screen tonight, 7:30pm, at the museum as part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival.
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#TBT to last month's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Whirls and Swirls where families learned about Indian art and culture in celebration of the Bollywood Film Festival 2018. Kids created mandalas and henna designs, showed off their best Bollywood moves with Aaja Nachle Hawaii, and watched Circus Olina performers spin plates! Join us as we celebrate the Lunar New Year on Feb. 18 for Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Good Dog! Photos by Ikaika Akana.
Three musical heavyweights join forces with ‘ukuleles in hand this Friday, Feb. 9! Don't miss Abe Lagrimas, Jr., Jeff Linsky and Jennifer Leitham, performing as The Left Coast Ukulele Trio. Get more info and your tickets now by clicking the link below. General admission: $30, $25 for museum members.
UPDATE: THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AS OF 2/8. Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets in advance!
Are we excited? Yes, we are excited! And honored to partner with The Merwin Conservancy to present Pulitzer Prize–winning U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith on Saturday, Feb 10 at 7pm. General admission $20, $15 for museum members. Click on the image for more info and tickets.
Anita Hill was put in the hot seat 27 years ago. That's how long ago she blazed a trail—for today's #metoo movement.
See the documentary about this amazing woman tomorrow, Feb. 4, then join in on a discussion panel with State Rep. Della Au Belatti, @Glory Gervacio Saure, Director of U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of Hawaii, civil rights attorney (and festival committee member) Daphne Barbee-Wooten, City Council member Kymberly Marcos Pine, and communications consultant (and festival committee member) Tadia Rice. It's going to be a good—and important—one!
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