Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘i

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Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawai‘i


Sunday Jul 21 04:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


About the Lecture:

Part of Honolulu Surf Film Festival 2019.

Join us for a special presentation by Bishop Museum's DeSoto Brown, who shares the research and history behind the upcoming exhibit. Free with RSVP.

Mai Kinohi Mai: Surfing in Hawaii at the Bishop Museum
On view December 14, 2019 - May 3, 2020
In 1778, when westerners first encountered Hawaiians, surfing had already reached a pinnacle of development in Hawai‘i. It was a science, a sport, and a part of the culture. This is as true today as it was then. Through the unique research and collections of Bishop Museum in partnership with the local surfing community, this exhibit will explore surfing’s connection with the past and its ongoing technical and cultural developments, which make the sport an international phenomenon today.

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