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From paint to plaster -- during a recent talk story with POW! WOW! Worldwide Founder and Lead Director Jasper Wong, he s...
09/17/2021

From paint to plaster -- during a recent talk story with POW! WOW! Worldwide Founder and Lead Director Jasper Wong, he shared that many contemporary artists spend more time at the hardware store than they do at the art store.

It's amazing to see what the 160+ talented artists featured in our exhibit can do with colors, raw materials, hardware, and a vision. Experience them all at "POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World, presented by Hawaiian Airlines," closing this Sunday.

Reserve your timed tickets now!
BishopMuseum.org/Tickets

Mahalo to our generous sponsors that helped make this exhibition possible.

Installations and murals curated by POW WOW Worldwide founder Jasper Wong.

Group show curated by Andrew Hosner of ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery and Jasper Wong.

Presented by:
Hawaiian Airlines

Major Sponsors:
DAWSON Impact
John Chin Young Foundation
Toyota Hawaii
Monster Energy
MontanaCans_USA
ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery

Sustaining Sponsors:
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Scott Hawaii

Contributing Sponsors:
DeeAnn Yabusaki
Elizabeth Rice Grossman (IG @elizabeth1240)
Lauran Bromley
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hospitality Sponsor:
Sheraton Waikiki

Media Sponsor:
Flux Hawaii

Documentation Sponsor:
Redefined Media

Food Sponsor:
The Aja Group (IG @ajabento)

Photo 1 courtesy Brandon Miyagi (IG @burandon_san).
Photos 2-3 courtesy Brandon Shigeta (IG @bshigeta).

#PowWowHawaii
#ContemporaryArt
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Bishop Museum has been a part of the Honolulu community and Kalihi neighborhood for over 130 years. Our community has su...
09/16/2021

Bishop Museum has been a part of the Honolulu community and Kalihi neighborhood for over 130 years. Our community has supported us through this recent, challenging time and we wish to reciprocate. Bishop Museum is committed to providing a safe place to work and visit, and we’d like to do our part to provide safe vaccination options for our community.

With community health and wellbeing in mind, Bishop Museum is hosting three vaccination events at a designated area on our campus.

Through a partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health and The Queen's Medical Center, no-cost, no-appointment vaccinations will be available at Bishop Museum on the following days and times:

— Saturday, September 18, 2021: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

— Saturday, October 9, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

— Saturday, October 16, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The vaccination events are open to the public. Pre-registration is highly recommended but not required. Participants may pre-register at https://forms.gle/6CdCwyt7saATc54P9.

The vaccinations that will be available on the three event dates are:

— Pfizer vaccine, for those 12 years or older

— Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for those 18 years or older

— Moderna vaccine, for those 18 years or older

Those who receive complete vaccinations at these events will receive a pass for free, one-day entry to Bishop Museum, for up to six persons, to be used on a date after their vaccination completion. To qualify, complete vaccination involves receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccination or completing the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Mahalo nui loa, and please stay safe.

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Bishop Museum has been a part of the Honolulu community and Kalihi neighborhood for over 130 years. Our community has supported us through this recent, challenging time and we wish to reciprocate. Bishop Museum is committed to providing a safe place to work and visit, and we’d like to do our part to provide safe vaccination options for our community.

With community health and wellbeing in mind, Bishop Museum is hosting three vaccination events at a designated area on our campus.

Through a partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health and The Queen's Medical Center, no-cost, no-appointment vaccinations will be available at Bishop Museum on the following days and times:

— Saturday, September 18, 2021: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

— Saturday, October 9, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

— Saturday, October 16, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The vaccination events are open to the public. Pre-registration is highly recommended but not required. Participants may pre-register at https://forms.gle/6CdCwyt7saATc54P9.

The vaccinations that will be available on the three event dates are:

— Pfizer vaccine, for those 12 years or older

— Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for those 18 years or older

— Moderna vaccine, for those 18 years or older

Those who receive complete vaccinations at these events will receive a pass for free, one-day entry to Bishop Museum, for up to six persons, to be used on a date after their vaccination completion. To qualify, complete vaccination involves receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccination or completing the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Mahalo nui loa, and please stay safe.

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Shout-out to #PowWowDecade Exhibit Designer Rachel Filbeck and our incredible Exhibits Team! Rachel designed the amazing...
09/16/2021

Shout-out to #PowWowDecade Exhibit Designer Rachel Filbeck and our incredible Exhibits Team! Rachel designed the amazing street scene entrance to the exhibition, featuring a freeway pylon, bodega, vinyl store, tattoo parlor, and noodle shop.

Visit our YouTube channel @BishopMuseum to view a behind-the-scenes walkthrough of the street scene and how it came together.

It's the last weekend of "POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World, presented by Hawaiian Airlines" -- be sure to reserve your timed tickets before we're sold out!
BishopMuseum.org/Tickets

Mahalo to our generous sponsors that helped make this exhibition possible.

Installations and murals curated by POW WOW Worldwide founder Jasper Wong.

Group show curated by Andrew Hosner of ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery and Jasper Wong.

Presented by:
Hawaiian Airlines

Major Sponsors:
DAWSON Impact
John Chin Young Foundation
Toyota Hawaii
Monster Energy
MontanaCans_USA
ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery

Sustaining Sponsors:
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Scott Hawaii

Contributing Sponsors:
DeeAnn Yabusaki
Elizabeth Rice Grossman (IG @elizabeth1240)
Lauran Bromley
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hospitality Sponsor:
Sheraton Waikiki

Media Sponsor:
Flux Hawaii

Documentation Sponsor:
Redefined Media

Food Sponsor:
The Aja Group (IG @ajabento)

Photo Credit: Brandon Miyagi (IG @burandon_san)

#PowWowHawaii
#ContemporaryArt
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Shout-out to #PowWowDecade Exhibit Designer Rachel Filbeck and our incredible Exhibits Team! Rachel designed the amazing street scene entrance to the exhibition, featuring a freeway pylon, bodega, vinyl store, tattoo parlor, and noodle shop.

Visit our YouTube channel @BishopMuseum to view a behind-the-scenes walkthrough of the street scene and how it came together.

It's the last weekend of "POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World, presented by Hawaiian Airlines" -- be sure to reserve your timed tickets before we're sold out!
BishopMuseum.org/Tickets

Mahalo to our generous sponsors that helped make this exhibition possible.

Installations and murals curated by POW WOW Worldwide founder Jasper Wong.

Group show curated by Andrew Hosner of ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery and Jasper Wong.

Presented by:
Hawaiian Airlines

Major Sponsors:
DAWSON Impact
John Chin Young Foundation
Toyota Hawaii
Monster Energy
MontanaCans_USA
ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery

Sustaining Sponsors:
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Scott Hawaii

Contributing Sponsors:
DeeAnn Yabusaki
Elizabeth Rice Grossman (IG @elizabeth1240)
Lauran Bromley
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hospitality Sponsor:
Sheraton Waikiki

Media Sponsor:
Flux Hawaii

Documentation Sponsor:
Redefined Media

Food Sponsor:
The Aja Group (IG @ajabento)

Photo Credit: Brandon Miyagi (IG @burandon_san)

#PowWowHawaii
#ContemporaryArt
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Check out this amazing piece Spenser Little (IG @spenserlittleart) worked on for “POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawai...
09/15/2021

Check out this amazing piece Spenser Little
(IG @spenserlittleart) worked on for “POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World, presented by Hawaiian Airlines.” Reserve your timed tickets now to experience this once-in-a-decade exhibition, before it closes for good this Sunday! BishopMuseum.org/Tickets.

Mahalo to our generous supporters that helped make this exhibition possible.

Installations and murals curated by POW WOW Worldwide founder Jasper Wong .

Group show curated by Andrew Hosner of ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery and Jasper Wong.

Presented by:
Hawaiianairlines

Major Sponsors:
DAWSON Impact
John Chin Young Foundation
Toyota Hawaii
Monsterenergy
MontanaCans_USA
ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery

Sustaining Sponsor:
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Scott Hawaii

Contributing Sponsors:
DeeAnn Yabusaki
Elizabeth Rice Grossman (@elizabeth1240)
Lauran Bromley
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund at the
Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hospitality Sponsor:
Sheraton Waikiki

Media Sponsor:
Flux Hawaii

Documentation Sponsor:
Redefined.Media

Food Sponsor:
The Aja Group (@ajabento)

Photo credit: Brandon Shigeta (IG @bshigeta)

#PowWowDecade #PowWowHawaii
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum #ContemporaryArt

Roooaaarrr! 🦖 -- Did you hear that? The dinosaurs are coming! Don’t miss “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals," com...
09/14/2021

Roooaaarrr! 🦖 -- Did you hear that? The dinosaurs are coming!

Don’t miss “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals," coming to Bishop Museum October 2, 2021 – January 23, 2022.

This exhibit will focus on the day before and the years after the massive extinction event. You’ll meet the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period up close, experience the rise of the mammals, and learn how the impact of asteroids changed the Earth forever!

Learn more about “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals”:
BishopMuseum.org/Dinosaurs.

*An additional special exhibit fee is required for entry to this exhibit, which can be purchased at our Admission Desk.

Mahalo to our generous supporters that helped make this exhibition possible:

Presented by:
Pasha Hawaii

Contributing Sponsor:
First Insurance Company of Hawaii, LTD

Media Sponsor:
HONOLULU Family

#ExpeditionDinosaur
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Roooaaarrr! 🦖 -- Did you hear that? The dinosaurs are coming!

Don’t miss “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals," coming to Bishop Museum October 2, 2021 – January 23, 2022.

This exhibit will focus on the day before and the years after the massive extinction event. You’ll meet the dinosaurs of the Cretaceous period up close, experience the rise of the mammals, and learn how the impact of asteroids changed the Earth forever!

Learn more about “Expedition Dinosaur: Rise of the Mammals”:
BishopMuseum.org/Dinosaurs.

*An additional special exhibit fee is required for entry to this exhibit, which can be purchased at our Admission Desk.

Mahalo to our generous supporters that helped make this exhibition possible:

Presented by:
Pasha Hawaii

Contributing Sponsor:
First Insurance Company of Hawaii, LTD

Media Sponsor:
HONOLULU Family

#ExpeditionDinosaur
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Bring some style to your stationery! These back-to-school kits were designed by the students of the Palama Settlement ar...
09/14/2021

Bring some style to your stationery!

These back-to-school kits were designed by the students of the Palama Settlement art program taught by POW WOW Worldwide Founder and Lead Director, Jasper Wong. Proceeds from these kits will be matched by Hawaiian Airlines and go towards supporting Palama Settlement's youth art education program.

Collections are available for purchase at the Hawaiian Airlines online logo store!

https://shop.hawaiianairlines.com/collections/powwow-hawaii

“POW! WOW! The First Decade: From Hawaiʻi to the World, presented by Hawaiian Airlines” is on view untill September 19, 2021-- reserve your timed tickets now!

BishopMuseum.org/PowWow

Mahalo to our generous supporters that helped make this exhibition possible.

Installations and murals curated by @powwowworldwide
founder Jasper Wong.

Group show curated by Andrew Hosner of ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery and Jasper Wong.

Presented by:
Hawaiianairlines

Major Sponsors:
DAWSON Impact
John Chin Young Foundation
@toyotahi
Monsterenergy
MontanaCans_USA
ThinkSpace Art Studio & Gallery

Sustaining Sponsor:
@staradvertiser
@scotthawaii

Contributing Sponsors:
DeeAnn Yabusaki
Elizabeth Rice Grossman (@elizabeth1240)
Lauran Bromley
Omidyar ‘Ohana Fund at the
Hawai‘i Community Foundation

Hospitality Sponsor:
Sheraton Waikiki

Media Sponsor:
Flux Hawaii

Documentation Sponsor:
Redefined Media

Food Sponsor:
The Aja Group (@ajabento)

Photos Provided By Hawaiianairlines

#PowWowDecade #PowWowHawaii
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum #ContemporaryArt

Bishop Museum has been a part of the Honolulu community and Kalihi neighborhood for over 130 years. Our community has su...
09/14/2021

Bishop Museum has been a part of the Honolulu community and Kalihi neighborhood for over 130 years. Our community has supported us through this recent, challenging time and we wish to reciprocate. Bishop Museum is committed to providing a safe place to work and visit, and we’d like to do our part to provide safe vaccination options for our community.

With community health and wellbeing in mind, Bishop Museum is hosting three vaccination events at a designated area on our campus.

Through a partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health and The Queen's Medical Center , no-cost, no-appointment vaccinations will be available at Bishop Museum on the following days and times:

— Saturday, September 18, 2021: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
— Saturday, October 9, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
— Saturday, October 16, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The vaccination events are open to the public. Pre-registration is highly recommended but not required. Participants may pre-register at https://forms.gle/6CdCwyt7saATc54P9.

The vaccinations that will be available on the three event dates are:

— Pfizer vaccine, for those 12 years or older
— Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for those 18 years or older
— Moderna vaccine, for those 18 years or older

Those who receive complete vaccinations at these events will receive a pass for free, one-day entry to Bishop Museum, for up to six persons, to be used on a date after their vaccination completion. To qualify, complete vaccination involves receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccination or completing the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Mahalo nui loa, and please stay safe.

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Bishop Museum has been a part of the Honolulu community and Kalihi neighborhood for over 130 years. Our community has supported us through this recent, challenging time and we wish to reciprocate. Bishop Museum is committed to providing a safe place to work and visit, and we’d like to do our part to provide safe vaccination options for our community.

With community health and wellbeing in mind, Bishop Museum is hosting three vaccination events at a designated area on our campus.

Through a partnership with the Hawaii State Department of Health and The Queen's Medical Center , no-cost, no-appointment vaccinations will be available at Bishop Museum on the following days and times:

— Saturday, September 18, 2021: 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
— Saturday, October 9, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
— Saturday, October 16, 2021: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The vaccination events are open to the public. Pre-registration is highly recommended but not required. Participants may pre-register at https://forms.gle/6CdCwyt7saATc54P9.

The vaccinations that will be available on the three event dates are:

— Pfizer vaccine, for those 12 years or older
— Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine, for those 18 years or older
— Moderna vaccine, for those 18 years or older

Those who receive complete vaccinations at these events will receive a pass for free, one-day entry to Bishop Museum, for up to six persons, to be used on a date after their vaccination completion. To qualify, complete vaccination involves receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccination or completing the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.

Mahalo nui loa, and please stay safe.

#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum

Aloha Nūhou Monday! Dear Reader, newspapers reported on the latest happenings within the royal circle, whether they were...
09/13/2021

Aloha Nūhou Monday!

Dear Reader, newspapers reported on the latest happenings within the royal circle, whether they were on an excursion to climb Waiʻaleʻale, visiting their people in Kalaupapa, or meeting with world leaders across the globe. The well-being of the aliʻi was important for the well-being of the nation.

Read more in our latest blog!
https://bit.ly/BishopMuseumBlog

Image 1 of 3: Haili Church; Haili, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. Photo by H. L. Chase, Bishop Museum Archives. SP 114064.

Image 2 of 3: Steamer Ship Mauna Kea off Waikīkī, with Diamond Head in the background; Waikīkī, Oʻahu. 1908. Photo by Ray Jerome Baker, Bishop Museum Archives. SCA 31146.

Image 3 of 3: Queen Liliʻuokalani, Bishop Museum Archives. SP 39721.

Image sharing on social media is welcome. For all other uses please contact [email protected].

#NūhouMonday #Awaiaulu #KamehamehaSchools
#HawaiiHTA
#BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum #BishopMuseumLA

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Bishop Museum is closed on THANKSGIVING and CHRISTMAS DAY 1. Get on the #2 or City Express B bus heading towards ‘School St./Middle St.' 2. Get off the bus at the intersection of School and Kapālama Streets.Cross School Street at the intersection and walk down Kapālama Street (you'll be headed toward the ocean, ‘makai’, though you can't see it). 3. At the intersection of Kapālama and Bernice Streets, turn right. You should see the museum grounds on the left hand side of Bernice Street and the entrance is about 200 feet up the street (on your left).

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm

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You can still support and donate! We're keeping our online fundraiser's "E Ulu A Paʻa" page open until the end of September. Any donation would be appreciated, and we're grateful for your kōkua. Supporters donating $25.00 or more will receive a sticker created exclusively for "E Ulu A Paʻa" by local designer Kris Goto (Art of Goto) (U.S. mailing addresses only). Kris began her career as a muralist in 2013, and throughout the past several years has worked on murals in various locations throughout Oʻahu, including at Bishop Museum on our "Plastic Free Pipeline” installation. Visit www.BishopMuseum.cbo.io to get her sticker before we run out! #EUluAPaa #BishopMuseum #HawaiisMuseum
My Grandmother Alice Carr de Creeft did the sculpture of David and his dog, who I guess liked to surf as well! I was wondering if anyone has any idea as to what happened to the sculpture?
I'd like to try to identify a lizard/gecko that comes out every afternoon onto my lanai (between 2-4 p.m.). It's body is about 5 inches, the tail another 5, from my perspective. It is gray. No distinguishinging markings anywhere I can see. However, today, for the first time (it must feel comfortable on my lanai), it showed a large red, outlined with yellow maybe, throat "comb" that it expanded at will. I have photos of it sitting still, but was unable to get a video of the throat comb. Any idea how I can figure out what it is? By the way, my house has LOTS of geckos. We have to clean up after them ALOT. Thanks in advance.
Hi there! Very curious about the Kāneikokala statue that "refuses" to be moved. Is there any more information on it beyond what's on the placard?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Reed_Bishop I am related to her thru her marriage to my 10th cousin three times removed, Charles Reed Bishop. :)
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Was the Moai monolith it the courtyard at the Bishop museum a replica or the real deal? What happened to it?
Beautiful day at Bishop Museum ❤
Today is my 7th Anniversary and one thing I like to do on special days is to see the historical events that happen on that day. I came across this and thought it was interesting 😊
Aloha! Yesterday I watched the full exhibit in Cascais, Portugal about their former ambassador visiting Japan where THEY called the Portugese for "barbarians". I thought that was interesting since the native Hawaiians were called the same by white visitors!
Aloha! Do you know if Princess Ka'iulani went to Portugal and stayed here too, besides to Britain? If so, when and where, and are there any notes about it that I could read in English?
Aloha! This conflict over building the telescope on Big Island, has been going on for a long time. Can you please point me to a source of reference about how it started and why the builders keep insisting when so many protest - why there?