Art in a Time of Chaos

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    Welcome to chaos.

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    All the courtyards filled up fast. The lawn in Kinau Courtyard is always popular with free-spirits.

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    Phoenix Dance Chamber graced us with an elegant performance.

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    Guests in the 'Art in a Time of Chaos' gallery.

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    DJ Jem played thematic beats for the Luce Pavilion crowd.

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    As usual, Free Spirits fueled the fun.

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    Thanks to StreetGrindz and EAT Honolulu for the grinds.

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    Live calligraphy demonstration.

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    'Hiroshige's City' is still a hit.

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    Faith Slater and Lauren Taintor with a Mongol Empire-era reenanctment.

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    The dragon dance by Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts, Hong Teck Dragon & Lion Dance Sport Association.

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    Then the lion gobbled everyone's cash and they all left feeling lucky.

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June 24, 2016 06:00pm-09:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art

'Art in a Time of Chaos' information

In Art in a Time of Chaos, you can see how struggle and disarray in China resulted in amazing works of art. Then experience a night of Chinese culture.


• See the history-changing archeological finds from China in the exhibition Art in a Time of Chaos, where you can also take part in a mind-expanding ?Art activity.

• DJ Jem spins Chinese electro beats.

• Gee Yung Chinese Martial Arts, Hong Teck Dragon & Lion Dance Sport Association electrify with their Chinese lion and dragon dance performances. 

• Experience the chaotic days of Genghis Khan when living history group Khanate of the Golden Horde give an Old-World combat demo. Pose for photos with their Mongol Empire–era props.

• Enjoy a performance of traditional dances by Phoenix Dance Chamber.


Food provided by StreetGrindz and EAT Honolulu. Beverages provided by Free Spirits Mobile Bartenders.


Chef David and Team EAT are featuring mouth-watering eats inspired by Chinese cuisine and culture. 

Savory eats: Get them à la carte, or get all four for $25:
• Steamed pork and shrimp siu mai with white truffle oil, sweet soy + sesame bean sprouts, $8
• Chinese-inspired pork “slider” with pickled red onion, citrus hoisin sauce + cilantro on a taro roll, $7
• Braised beef short rib with housemade char siu glaze, crispy leeks + Big Island kabocha puree, $8
• Duck confit + Hawaiian ginger congee with toasted garlic + basil oil, $7 

Sweet treats:
• Housemade carrot cake petite with five-spice cream cheese frosting, $4
• Sugar-spice bacon dipped in Waialua chocolate and sprinkled with cocoa nibs, $5

Drink special:
• Lychee martini


You can store your chariot at the following locations:

• Street parking on Beretania and Kina‘u streets from 6pm. FREE
• Lot behind the Honolulu Museum of Art School (1111 Victoria St.), enter from Beretania or Young street
NOTE: Lot closes promptly at 11pm