June 18, 2018

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Guests can explore the various cultures that contribute to the islands—and the museum's collection

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: Mixed Plate
WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2018, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
COST: $25, free for museum members
INFO: Phone, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—Hawai'i is a melting pot of many different cultures. Such cultural exchange have resulted in various beloved island fixtures unique to Hawai'i, like the delicious mixed plate. With its diverse collection of artwork, the Honolulu Museum of Art is a direct (albeit less edible) reflection of that diversity as well. That diversity is the focus of this month's ARTafterDARK: Mixed Plate. The event is sponsored by FICOH. 

Guests can wander through the Chinese Courtyard to hear Koto player Darin Miyashiro. His music will be the perfect complement to third-largest collection of Japanese woodblocks in the country.

For a change in tune, listen to the graceful harp of Pumehana. Her soothing sounds will set the scene for checking out the Renaissance and Classical artwork.

For the Arts of Hawai'i gallery, Tahiti Mana will also take the stage to pump up the crowd and celebrate Polynesian culture. 

DJ Tittahbyte will be in attendance to spin modern beats in the Luce Courtyard, just steps away from the museum's current contemporary exhibition Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson

The Museum Shop will turn into a time capsule as museum archivist Dawn Sueoka shows off images from the museum's opening day in 1927 and more.

Central Courtyard's Penelope will get lit—with great artwork, that is. As the sun sets, the museum's greatest hits, such as The Lei Maker, will be projected onto the archway behind Penelope. The projection station is sponsored by AirAsia with equipment and labor generously donated by PSAV.

The museum's extensive Japanese art collection is bound to strike wanderlust in visitors. Those who take a photo with a piece of art from Japan and then post it on Instagram will have a chance to win two roundtrip tickets from Air Asia. To enter, guests need to tag @honolulumuseum, @airasia, and @FIRSTINSHI—and make sure their profile is public. Winners will be selected about a week after the event and contacted via a direct message. Those who enter must be at least 18 years old. Travel dates and times subject to availability. No cash value. Travelers responsible for all necessary documents.


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.

Here’s what art lovers can look forward to in the upcoming months:

July 27: Board Room, an evening of surf and skate that coincides with the museum's Honolulu Surf Film Festival.

Aug 31: = (equal sign), a celebration of LGBTQ pride.

Sept 28: Hawai‘i Avant Garde, which focuses on the milestone exhibition Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era.

Oct 26: CarnEvil, ARTafterDARK’s annual Halloween blowout.


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 to 9 p.m. on the grounds of the Honolulu Museum of Art. 


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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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