July 16, 2018

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Honolulu Surf Film Festival and HI Sk8 Film Shorts Showcase inspire this month's evening event

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: Board Room
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 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—Inspired by the Honolulu Surf Film Festival and the HI Sk8 Films Shorts Showcase, the museum is tapping into the adrenaline rush that comes with dropping into a wave or kicking off into an ollie for July's ARTafterDARK: Board Room. The event is presented by The Surfjack.

Guests will be able to meet Pow! Wow! artist, surfer and this year's Honolulu Surf Film Festival logo illustrator Jeff Gress. He'll be live sketching on glass jars that'll be available for purchase in the Museum Shop.

In Kinau Courtyard, the museum will screen Bud Browne Surfers at 7:30pm. Directed by Anna Trent Moore, the film focuses on some of the most iconic surfers filmed by pioneering surf filmmaker Bud Browne in the 50s to 70s. Produced entirely with rare 16mm archival footage from the Bud Browne Film Archives, the film is an introspective and heartfelt look into the characters and surfers that shaped their era, like Gerry Lopez and Buzzy Trent. 

Beach-inspired house music will be provided by DJ Ramyt and DJ Jimmy Lee in Luce Courtyard.

At 7pm in Central Courtyard, The Men in Gray Suits will jam out with some sunshiney surf rock sounds.

Food will be provided by EAT Honolulu and drinks will be poured by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders. The specialty cocktail for this surf-inspired event will be none other than a Trader Vic's Mai Tai.


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:

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, a shop, 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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