Oct. 23, 2017

Media contacts:

Lesa Griffith

Tel: 808-532-8712

Rebecca Barat
Tel: 808-532-6091


Event includes a costume contest

WHAT:  ARTafterDARK: Kings & Queens    
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St.
COST: $25, free for museum members
INFO: 808-532-8700, (publishable)
High-res images available on request.

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—Every year, Halloween kicks off early in Honolulu at ARTafterDARK, the Honolulu Museum of Art’s monthly art party. This year the theme is Kings & Queens, and the museum can’t wait to see the royal costumes come out on Oct. 27. The evening is sponsored by iichiko.  

This is the last ARTafterDARK of the year. The event resumes Jan. 28 with ARTafterDARK: Kiss Kiss Bang Bhangra, which coincides with the museum’s annual Bollywood Film Festival.

The event includes a costume contest, and the museum especially loves art-related costumes. We’re still talking about the couple who were painted to look like a work by Roy Lichtenstein. And while costumes are encouraged, for the protection of the artwork, the museum has strict costume rules. Not allowed into the museum are:

• Weapons (real or toy) including but notlimited to guns, swords, bows and arrows, staffs, clubs, and axes.
• Costume accessories larger than 15 inches, including but not limited to wings, canes, tools, umbrellas. 
These items should be left at home or in the patrons' vehicles. The museum has limited space behind the front desk for those who need to check in items.

• Masks

Making music will be DJ Revise and DJ Tittahbyte, while emcee Lady V will preside over the festivities.

Sponsor iichiko will have its own bar where guests can purchase Ambrosia, a specialty cocktail made of iichiko BLU, freshly pressed apple juice, lemon juice and cinnamon.

Guests can also purchase food from EAT Honolulu and drinks from Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders.

See full event schedule.

Time savers: Buy tickets online in advance or become a member
The museum now offers advance tickets to ARTafterDARK online at, saving people check-in time. People who come to ARTafterDARK throughout the year can save money and bypass the line by purchasing a one-year Basic membership—for $30, people can attend ARTafterDARK all year long, which would cost $250 à la carte. A Basic membership grants free admission to ARTafterDARK, the museum, and Spalding House for a full year.

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.

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. 


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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.


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Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
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Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


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