Hawaii to participate in special tours to see this
landmark debut in America.
The Founders Eye
This popular art exhibit which features textile gifts from
Academy founder Anna Rice Cooke, will be displayed until Oct.
6. The exhibit is located in the Textile Gallery on the Asian
Representing the cultures of Japan, China, Central Asia, Europe,
Hawaii, and North America, are more than 20 textile
masterpieces. Cookes textile arts, which were collected
in the early days of the Academy, are the foundation for its
permanent textile collection that has grown to more than 5,000
pieces from over 60 countries.
Reclusion or Inclusion?
This exhibit of Chinese paintings, on display until Sept.
1 in Gallery 16, is the Academy exploration of Chinese paintings
from the transition period, 1630-1682, when China was in a
period of great social, political, and cultural turmoil. This
period was roughly from the last years of the Ming dynasty
through the early years of the Qing dynasty.
Barriers Therein Passages
This exhibit of recent work by Yida Wang ends on August 25.
Born and raised in Shanghai, Wang moved to Hawaii in
her late 20s to study at the University of Hawaii at
Manoa where she earned an MFA degree in 1994. A lecturer in
art at UHM since 1995, she teaches classes in drawing and
painting. Her rich charcoal drawings, graphite drawings, and
oil paintings are often distinguished by a mysteriously expressive
and dream-like quality. Wangs work has received various
awards and honors. She has exhibited in regional and national
exhibitions and in China.
Located at 900 South Beretania, the Honolulu Academy of Arts
museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:30
p.m., with daily walk-through tours at 11 a.m., and Sunday
1 until 5 p.m., with a walk-through tour at 1:15 p.m.
General admission is $7 and special admission for seniors,
students, and military is only $4. Admission for academy members
and children under 12 is free. Also, admission is free to
the Academy Shop, the Pavilion Café, and the Academy