January 18, 2017

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Scott Whelden
Tel: 808-532-8719

Lesa Griffith

Tel: 808-532-8712


Art by Yun-Fei Ji, lion dances, martial arts, and char siu sliders bring in the year of the rooster with a bang    

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: Cock-a-Doodle-New-Year
WHEN: Friday, Jan. 29, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

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

INFO: 808-532-8700,

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—We’re back baby! The museum’s monthly ARTafterDARK event, which welcomed nearly 20,000 visitors in 2016, returns Jan. 27—the eve of the Lunar New Year—to celebrate the start of the year of the rooster.

At ARTafterDARK: Cock-a-Doodle-New-Year, the art focus is on the exhibition Yun Fei Ji: The Intimate Universe, which includes the epic 61-foot-long wall scroll The Village and its Ghosts. After exploring the show, guests can collaborate with other ARTafterDARKers by adding their own drawings and doodles to an epically yuuuge scroll.

Guests can ring in the Chinese New Year the right way by watching a traditional lion dance and blessing by Wah Yun Culture and Arts Academy. Then the group performs martial arts and acrobatics demonstrations. Meanwhile visitors can bob their heads and shake their tail feathers to beats by DJ Jem.

Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders serves drinks and specialty cocktails, including a vodka lychee martini made with Kai Lychee Vodka. EAT Honolulu serves the food. Here’s the full menu:

Savory eats
• Steamed pork and shrimp shumai with white truffle oil, sweet soy and local greens, $7
• Char siu slider with hoisin and pickled choi sum, $6
• Pan-fried look foon cake withginger, bell peppers, onions and black bean sauce, $7
• “Coq au vin” bowl (also with a vegetarian option) over red rice, $8 

Sweet Treats
• Ginger crème brûlée, $4
• Signature style sugar spice bacon dipped in award-winning Waialua chocolate, 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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