On Saturday, David and I drove to downtown Honolulu to view the work of local artists at the Hawaii State Art Museum on Hotel Street. Though it has been in existence for decades, this was our first visit to this particular museum. Admission is always free:
The art exhibit is located on the second floor, which has two wings:
This was my favorite painting, “Rainbow Falls, Hilo” by John Thomas:
This was David’s favorite painting, “Waimea Canyon, Kauai” by D. Howard Hitchcock:
We liked the Kapa exhibit, showing kapa (a type of Hawaiian barkcloth) and tools and dyes to make it:
This is a pretty calabash, made in the 19th century:
“Hala and Wave I” by Ben Norris, who was my art history professor at the University of Hawaii during the late 1960s:
There were other works of art in this museum, too many to show here. David and I were very happy we took the time to come here.