July 5, 2018

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Museum celebrates Honolulu Surf Film Festival by offering skate and surf-filled family fun

WHAT: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Green Room
WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., activities end at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
INFO: 808-532-8701, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—With the 11th annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival about to commence and the HI Sk8 Films Shorts Showcase 2018 slated for late July, the Honolulu Museum of Art is delighted to make skate and surf culture the focal point of this month's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Green Room.

Since there is almost no surfing without the ocean, kids can create art based off of the museum's current water-inspired exhibitions. Keiki can make prints using the patterns fond on kimono in the exhibition The Ripple Effect. They'll also be able to check out Louisa Chase's Black Sea woodcut print found in the exhibition Making Waves before creating their own print using scratchboards. 

Thanks to VANS Off the Wall!—a sponsor of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival itself—artist Sean Yoro will be doing a painting demonstration on a giant Van's shoe (we're talking size 66) in the Museum Shop. Kids won't just get to watch Yoro work, they can let their creative juices flow and decorate their own Vans tote bags and trucker hats.

Guests will be entertained by tunes from Hawai‘i’s premier surf rock band Men in Gray Suits and Na Hoku Hanohano Award-nominated multi-instrumentalist Tavana.

The museum invites visitors to enter the popular monthly drawing contest for young people age 17 and under. The museum gives contestants a theme and drawing supplies. The winner receives a Supporting-level membership to the Honolulu Museum of Art ($100 value), and his or her artwork is used to create the following month’s event brochure and is posted on the museum website. Last month’s winning drawing will be on the cover of the program for next month’s event.

See the full schedule.

About Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday
Since 2004, the third Sunday of every month at the Honolulu Museum of Art has been free to the public, thanks to Bank of Hawaii. Each event features a program of art activities, entertainment and demonstrations held throughout the museum. See more information about the event.

Families can ride the museum’s free shuttle up to Spalding House in Makiki Heights, where the museum has more free art fun. Surf and skate culture go green as kids can use recycled skateboard wheel shavings to create hanging jellyfish.


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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.


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–Sun 10 am–4:30pm; closed Monday.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sun 10am–4pm; closed Monday.

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

$20 general admission; $10 Hawai‘i residents and active duty military living in Hawai‘i; children 18 and under are free.

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