Opening Monday, April 9, through Sunday, April 21, the Honolulu Museum of Art School is hosting their fifth annual art exhibit called CONTACT. It celebrates contemporary art made in Hawaii. This year the exhibit is exploring the approach of “contact” as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands, its people, and their experiences. All of the art in the exhibit is free to view and you can follow the action at @contacthawaii on Instagram.
This is the first year that CONTACT has expanded from the Honolulu Museum of Art. You can find the exhibition along many of Waikiki Trolley stops.
How to experience Contact:
Honolulu Museum of Art located on the Red Line. The Trolley stops every 40 minutes. Museum hours are 10am to 7pm and pieces can be found in the Main Gallery and Nano Gallery.
Bishop Museum (a new stop for the Waikiki Trolley) has a sculpture by the entrance titled “Te Uranga O Tamanui Te Rahi (The Glowing Face of the Sun).” The Bishop Museum stop is also on the Red Line.
Royal Hawaiian Center hosts an impressive (non-commercial) lei stand. It celebrates the tradition of lei making. It’s open Wednesday through Monday (6pm–8pm) until all lei have been gifted. The Royal Hawaiian Center is accessible from all Waikiki Trolley lines from the T Galleria, across Kalakaua Street.
T Galleria, the central hub for Waikiki Trolley, is hosting “Mist Over Kaena.” As you travel up the two-story escalators you can view photography of Kaena Point.
There are additional works of art at SAKS Fifth Avenue, Sheraton Waikiki, and Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. For more info please check out their website http://www.contacthawaii.com. Click here to download a free map of the Waikiki Exhibition sites.