Moon Over Honolulu

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June 26, 2009 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Academy of Arts


'Moon Over Honolulu' information

The mastermind behind Moon Over Honolulu: ARTafterDARK Advisory Board Member Lacy Matsumoto

ARTafterDARK: Moon Over Honolulu captures the city at its most romantic.
Come relive scenes from old Hawaii with us!


The party opens with an oli by Kumu Lauae at the Academy's entrance at 6PM.

At 6:30PM settle in Central Courtyard to enjoy an encore performance by Kumu Lauae and a hula by Halau Na Maka O Ka Lauae.

Guy Cruz takes over Central Courtyard at 7:30PM until the party ends at 9PM. Grab a lauhala mat and listen.

DJ Zacharijah spins dub/electronica beats in Luce Pavilion 6-9PM

Noe Lopes will be on the Central Court lawn from 6-7:30PM leading a lei-making demo. All flowers, needle and thread will be provided.


Hawaii 50: This year marks 50 years of statehood. View HNL through the the years in Star-Bulletin photographers' photographs featured in Hawaii 50, in Central Courtyard. Star-Bulletin staff photographers Ken Ige, Cindy Ellen Russell, Dennis Oda, Craig Kojima, Richard Walker, Jam Aquino, F.L. Morris and George Lee will be on hand to talk about their work.

2059: See the photographic exhibition 2059, of images of present-day Hawaii by local photo-documentarians Aaron Yoshino, Chris Kalima and Josh Lake (Airspace Workshop). Their shots will be illuminated on oversize light boxes, which will be on sale during the event in Kinau Courtyard.

Take the docent-led zip tour of A Hawaiian Master Revisited: Charles Bartlett in Hawaii - Gallery 29, 7PM.

On rotation:
The Academy's curatorial staff has been hard at work mining the permanent collection to bring new art to you on a regular basis. See these new rotations:

Gallery 14: Early Korean Ceramics: The Gaya Confederacy
Gallery 20: Yanagi Soêtsu and the Mingei Movement. Mingei ceramics, paintings, and textiles. This exhibition was curated by Eiyo Baba, Sawako Chang, Karana Vierra, and Mizuho Murakami, members of a graduate seminar organized by Professor John Szostak of the Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawaiʻi–Mänoa.
Gallery 21: Art for the People: Modern Prints by Munakata Shiko
Gallery 22: Woven Devotion: Cambodian Textiles from the Academy's Collection
Gallery 28: Artists of Hawai‘i 2009

Academy docents will be in the galleries to answer all your art questions.


TOWN restaurant continues its reign as ARTafterDARK’s food and beverage sponsor. All dishes will cost $3 to $5. And of course Town will prepare everything following their mantra “think globally, eat locally.”

There will be five bars located throughout the museum grounds, featuring beer and wine, and one specialty cocktail.


  • Lightly Smoked Uku, Jeanne's Tomatoes, Fresh Poi
  • He`eia Fish Pond Limu and Dried Aku
  • Pipikaula, Sumida Watercress and Maui Onion
  • Kahuku Corn Croquettes
  • Poisson Cru
  • Pork Belly Cru
  • Pork Belly Buns
  • Steamed Tapioca with Apple Banana
  • Fresh Fruit Brochette with Ewa Cucumber and Chili Pepper Water

Eat under the Moon:
Kinau Court will be transformed into the Mahina Cafe for one night only. Dine on TOWN's aloha cuisine under a handcrafted moon by Hawai‘i artist Mark Chai.

Relax in the Lobby:
Banyan Courtyard will be transformed into a 1950s Waikiki hotel lobby. Come lounge with cocktail service from Downtown and peruse vintage HONOLULU Magazines.


Just a reminder - ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:
1) FREE: The Diamond Head Parking Lot behind the Art Center at Linekona (free)
2) FREE: Street parking on Beretania Street from 6PM (free)
3) FREE: First United Methodist Church Parking Lot on the corner of Beretania and Victoria Street (free) - NOTE: lot closes promptly at 10PM
4) Kim Chee III Parking Lot off Young Street ($5 per car)
5) FREE: Academy Staff Parking Lot after the Admiral Thomas Complex on Kinau Street (free)

Event photos by John Chisholm.