February 17, 2017

Media contacts:

Scott Whelden
Tel: 808-532-8719

Lesa Griffith

Tel: 808-532-8712


How do I <3 thee? Let me count the ways…

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: I <3 U
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art
PRICE: $25, Free for museum members

INFO: 808-532-8700,

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I— The museum continues the Valentine’s Day spirit at its monthly after-hours art party with ARTafterDARK: I <3 U, presented by the Domestic Violence Action Center.

With roughly 2,000 people expected to attend the event, guests have a good chance of finding someone who gets their heart racing, and then losing them in the crowd. Those smitten attendees can post a public message that will be projected on a screen for all to see in an activity called “Missed Projections.” To get their romantic declaration projected, guests need to access the HoMA mobile app, navigate to the “Social” tab, then post a tweet with the hashtag #ARTafterDARK, or write directly in the app. The guest who posts the best art-pun pick-up line will win a HoMA swag bag in addition to winning the affections of a certain someone. To enter the contest, guests must identify themselves at the projection station.

Home is where the heart is. Visitors can mark their heart’s true home on the “Worldwide Web of Love” map, and see where fellow ARTafterDARKers have left their hearts around the world. Then they can watch a high-flying performance by Aerials by Samadhi and hear Thi Van Nguyen pluck a few guitar and heartstrings. DJ Tittahbyte spins beats in the rhythm of the heart.

Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders serve drinks, including this month's specialty cocktail "Chocolate Heartini,' a mix of Godiva white chocolate liquor, New Amsterdam vodka, and raspberry purée. EAT Honolulu serves the food. Here’s the full menu:

Savory eats
• Asparagus and mushroom lasagna (vegetarian) drizzled with white truffle oil and fontina cheese sauce, $7
• Caprese slider (vegetarian option available) with fresh mozzarella, arugula, Hau‘ula tomato and prosciutto crisp, $6
• Langoustine “pot pie” with saffron cream, English peas and sweet corn, $8
• Braised short rib bowl (vegetarian option available) with O‘ahu tomato chutney over crème fraîche red potato mash, $8
$25 for all four dishes

Sweet Treats
• Gorgonzola pannacotta with strawberry compote, $4
Chocolate-dipped bacon sprinkled with cocoa nibs, $5

Mobile check-in
Members who download the HoMA app can skip the line and glide right into the event using their digital membership card. All they have to do is search “Honolulu Museum of Art” in the Apple App Store or Google Play, download the app, and go to “My account” to log in and view their already activated digital membership cards.


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.

About ARTafterDARK
Launched in 2004, ARTafterDARK is the Honolulu Museum of Art's monthly art party organized by a dynamic group of young volunteers dedicated to exploring the arts. ARTafterDARK is held on the last Friday of the month, January through October, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art. 


Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues–Sat 10 am–4:30pm; Sun 1–5 pm; closed Monday.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm

Admission (permits entry to both museums on the same day):

$10 general admission; children 17 and under are free.

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