April 11, 2017

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Audiences can join their multiverse selves in experiencing Shahzia Sikander: Parallax    

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: Parallel Universe
WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017, 6-9 p.m.

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

INFO: 808-532-8700,

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—If theoretical physicist Brian Greene is to be believed, our universe is just one of an infinite set of universes all playing out simultaneously in what is commonly known as the multiverse. Fortunately for existence, in every one of those universes there is a Honolulu Museum of Art presenting ARTafterDARK: Parallel Universe on April 28. The event in this universe in presented by iichiko.

Seriously, though, the museum's monthly art party focuses on the immersive video installation Shahzia Sikander: Parallax, a multisensory experience that has previously been at the Sharjah Biennial and Guggenheim Bilbao.

In Central Courtyard, VJ Vizual Cortex keeps the digital eye candy going with his video projections.

Guests can visit the iichiko bar to sample their diverse shochu offerings, as well as take fun photos with Instagram frames. 

Anyone who joins or renews their membership April 24 to 28 will be entered to win an iichiko bar bundle. The bundle includes six bottles of iichiko BLU, 12 bottles of iichiko BAR Yuzu, and 12 bottles of iichiko BAR Ume. The winner will be informed Friday, May 5, by phone or e-mail.

HoMA turned 90 on April 8, and the museum keeps the celebration going— ARTafterDARK visitors can decorate birthday cards. Meanwhile DJ Kuya and DJ Vaughn spin tracks that transcend time and space.

Parallax was inspired by the artist's road trip through the United Arab Emirates. EAT Honolulu takes its cues from the installation and has created a Middle Eastern–inspired feast that includes a spiced lamb stew. Here's the full menu.

Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders will mix the night’s specialty cocktail. 

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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