Joyful Return

April 17, 2021 – Jan 16, 2022

Join us for some unexpected, interactive fun this year!

Joyful Return is a museum-wide exhibition featuring a series of six outdoor pop-up installations and one gallery installation, each a mix of engaging, evolving, hands-on elements brought to life by museum guests and the HoMA community.

Each individual component of the multi-part exhibition will make up a fresh, fun, community-driven experience celebrating a return to shared experiences, art-making, conversations, and personal connections.

Help us bring Joyful Return to life!

Check out our schedule of hands-on guided activities to participate in the different pop-up installations!

We’re also looking for community submissions of photos, memories, and hands-on help— learn how you can get involved.


Outdoor pop-up installations

Six site-specific installations will be located in various locations around the museum, taking advantage of the museum’s open-air spaces.

Joyful Return Courtyard Map

HoMA -Joyful Return Map


Joyful Return  was made possible by leading sponsor the Maurice and Joanna Sullivan Family Foundation. Additional support provided by Sharon Twigg-Smith, Stephen and Susan Chamberlin, and Herb and Nancy Conley. Special thanks to presenting corporate sponsor First Hawaiian Bank with additional funding from First Insurance Company of Hawaii.