Arts Chat 7: Welcoming Melanie Ide

Posted on Mar 8, 2018 in Arts Chat, Blog Post, Event Calendar, Outreach

ARTS CHAT 7 March 21, 2018
The public is invited to attend a special Arts Chat gathering where we will be welcoming the new director of the Bishop Museum Melanie Ide, to discuss the issues of organizational transformation and the evolving role of museums today.

Melanie Ide, in conversation with Noelle Kahanu, will be sharing her wealth of project and design experiences, having worked on some of the most significant and important of museum exhibitions, including the Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History.  What interpretive and sustainability shifts has she witness and where does she think we are headed? We will wrap up the session with a collective conversation on what pressures, if any, exist to transform our cultural and art institutions here in Hawaiʻi.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 8:00 – 9:30AM
Hawai’i State Art Museum, Artizen Restaurant
250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, HI 96813

Arts Chat is a convening of arts leaders with the goal to collaborate, engage and build a strong arts community.

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Artizen, the museum café, serves breakfast from 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. and accepts advance orders and payments via their website,, and by phone (808-524-0499). The menu is also posted on their website.

This program may be broadcast online via Facebook Live (Hawai`i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts – to increase program accessibility. Please be aware that by participating in the program, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

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