Modern Love

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    This month's visitors were not afraid to show their support! Emily Kawashima and Justin Jansen, and Tania, Han and baby Maya Park

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    Ross Kohara, Justin Muraki and Kurt Nagamine

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    Revelers checked out the museum's wide range of new works in the Recent Acquisitions exhibition.

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    Instabooth models prepping for a close up.

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    Kasey Alexander and Michelle Lorne

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    Guests hitting the watering hole for some social lubrication.

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    Yuki Saito and Hisae Aoki, and Sam Guerrero and Ellen Roberts

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    Jessica Takishita and Josh Magno, and Jocelyn Balden and Carly Quisenberry

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    Crimson Apple rocking out in Central Courtyard.

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    Selfies and crafts going on in Mediterranean Courtyard.

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    Heidi Brewer, Amber Kemp, Cinja Strickland, Noemi Portilla and Magdalena Siodlowski

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    Guests exploring the evening's centerpiece: Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art

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    Luce Pavilion filling up, right on cue.

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    The Pig and the Lady served up a tasty menu of Vietnamese dishes.

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    More fare and phở from the Pig and the Lady and StreetGrindz.

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    DJ Ross Jackson keeping up the tempo.

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    These two makes things happen! Associate director of development, special events Christina Nishihara and special events coordinator Brennen Ogawa

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    One last chance to take it in.

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January 30, 2015 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

'Modern Love' information

Taking dating to a technological age! Make sure to check out the final shunga exhibition, Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art.


Will ChamplinThe Voice season 5 finalist—gives a special sneak peek performance! It'll be a taste of his Jan 31 concert at Doris Duke Theatre. You can purchase tickets online now.

• Rock out to the tunes of all-girl band Crimson Apple.

• Print out your selfie with Will Champlin in the background at the Instabooth. Your instagram post can be printed at the instabooth when you hashtag #ARTafterDARK or #ModernLove

• Enjoy the upbeat mix of DJ Ross Jackson!


• The evening's art focus is Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Artyou must be at least 18 to see it. Masami Teraoka, Erica Sakurazawa, Anno Moyoco—it's an all-star showcase of Japanese artists exploring the outer reaches of sexuality through prints, paintings, sculpture and manga.

• The museum invited 20 artists to play Exquisite Corpse—remember that from childhood? Someone draws a head, folds the paper, someone adds a torso, folds the paper, and someone adds the feet. See what happens when pros do it, in Holt Gallery. 

Art activity: Get a group of three people together and make your own exquisite corpse! The museum's curator of contemporary art James Jensen will make a selection to display in the gallery!

• Take art snaps throughout the night and send it to our snapchat @honolulumuseum. Our favorites will be shown on Instagram, Facebook, and Tumblr.

• If works of art came to life, what would they think about? In this month's "?Art" activity, you can write thought bubbles for the works in Modern Love.


Food provided by StreetGrindz and The Pig and the Lady.

• Cold appetizer: Pok Pok papaya salad with roasted kabocha, tomatoes, aromatic herbs, fish sauce vinaigrette
• Bánh mì sandwich: Phở French dip or chicken salad bánh mì
• Noodles: Tomato crab phở, "phở ga vien" (chicken meatball phở), vegetarian farmers curry 


ARTafterDARKers can park in the following locations:

• Street parking on Beretania and Kinau Street from 6pm. FREE

• Lot behind the Honolulu Museum of Art School (1111 Victoria St.), entrances on Beretania and Young streets. 
$5 for up to five hours, $2 for each additional 30 minutes or fraction thereof. 
NOTE: lot closes promptly at 11pm.