April 25, 2018

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Guests can grab a passport and take a closer look at another part of the world in celebration of new exhibition ‘Molokai Window’

WHAT: ARTafterDARK: ARTafterDARK: Windows to the World
WHEN: Friday, April 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—This Friday, museum guests can take a journey, starting from Molokai, the focus of the new exhibition Molokai Window. At ARTafterDARK: Windows to the World, each courtyard will be transformed into a “window” to a faraway region. Visitors can get a taste of Europe, Asia and the Middle East without leaving the ‘aina. Along with enjoying music and drinks, guests will receive a passport and can wander(lust) through each space to have it stamped. This event is presented by iichiko.

Guests can explore Molokai Window, located in the John Dominis and Patches Damon Holt Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery. Social practice artist James Jack used real Moloka‘i soil to create rubbings that tell the captivating stories of the island’s community and their relationship with the land.

At the event, the museum stays true to home with local beats provided by DJ Melody Jay in the Luce Courtyard.

Delicious bites from EAT Honolulu and drinks by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders will be available for purchase. And sponsor iichiko will have an exclusive bar in Palm Courtyard.

Five days after Earth Day, the museum is proud to announce that starting this month, ARTafterDARK is a totally strawless event. The move to decrease the use of one-time-use plastic is in keeping with Moloka’i Window, and the stories it tells of its communities’ efforts to protect the land and waters of Moloka’i. 


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:

May 25: Halo Haloha, a celebration of Filipino culture.

June 29: Mixed Plate, a focus on the museum’s encyclopedic collection and its reflection of the islands’ diverse community.

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.


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Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
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Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)


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