Help bring Joyful Return to life!
We’re collecting items from the HoMA community that will become part of Joyful Return’s unique, shared experience.
Right now, we’re looking for submissions of meaningful images of you at the museum from months and years past, hands-on help creating messages of hope, yarn donations, and interviews.
Read on for details about how to get involved!
Send us photos of your favorite memories of you at HoMA, perhaps from an art class you took, a fun museum event, or simply a joyful moment captured at the museum. Please share! Digital photo submissions can be sent to: email@example.com.
At this time, we will not be taking photo submissions via social media.
If you have a print photo you’d like to share, please stop by the museum’s front desk during open hours, and a staff member will be happy to snap a digital photograph of your print.
Creating messages of hope:
We invite the HoMA community of all ages to write or draw messages of hope on fabric squares that will be fashioned into banner flags. Messages may reflect the hopes you have for family, community, or earth-based health and sustainability in 2021.
If you would like to participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be sent a fabric square by mail. Fabric squares will include a self-addressed envelope, so that they can be mailed back to the museum. Be on the lookout for more information on in-person flag making opportunities at the museum!
Yarn and textiles for the ʻōhiʻa lehua forest:
We invite the HoMA community of all ages and skill levels to knit, crochet, or cut out fabric leaves that will be incorporated into our textile ʻōhiʻa lehua forest. Leaves can be personalized by stitching, painting, or drawing your name, initials, or even the date of the first time that you visited HoMA.
If you would like to participate, please pick your leaf pattern from the options below. Bring submissions to the museum’s front desk during open hours and let the staff member know that it is a community submission for Joyful Return.
Submissions can also be mailed to the museum at this address: Honolulu Museum of Art, ℅ Joyful Return: Recover, 900 S. Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814.
Submissions are welcomed immediately and will be accepted through the summer, to be added to the installation as it continues to evolve.
You’re welcome to join our in-person, special Guided Activities that include ʻōhiʻa lehua blossom-making sessions that are going on through the summer months.
Choose your pattern
- Fabric cut-out leaf pattern: Use this pattern as a guide for cutting a leaf out of fabric. Please use green foliage colors and a sturdy fabric like felt or woven, non-stretchy fabrics (no t-shirt fabrics).
- Crochet leaf pattern
- Knit leaf pattern
Note: no glitter please. Art submissions will not be returned at the end of the project.
Yarn donation update:
Mahalo for the contributions! We’re all set with neutrals and are now seeking pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows for the ʻōhiʻa lehua blossoms. Please bring donations to the museum’s front desk during open hours and let the staff member know that it is a community submission for Joyful Return. At the close of the project, any unused yarn will be donated to a good home.