Past Exhibitions

  Palolo Kids and Friends May 2, 2008 – This exhibit featured black and white photographs of local children at play in Palolo, a residential neighborhood in Honolulu, made in the mid-70s by Eric Yanagi and Francis Haar. Thirty-five years later, these black and white images are now a window to a moment in time ...
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45th Annual Hawai‘i Region of the Scholastic Art Awards 2008 February 1, 2008 – April 4, 2008 This annual art exhibition is a national recognition of the creative excellence among Hawai‘i’s public and private school students in grades 7-12. The local exhibition honorws five American Award Winners, 100 Gold Key Award Winners, and 100 Silver Key ...
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uncommon objects

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions

  uncommon objects November 2, 2007 – September 2008 This exhibition showcased some of the finest works from the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection, produced from media typically associated with craft – clay, wood, fiber, metal, and glass. The exhibition was divided into a series of sections that explored common threads emerging in craft ...
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  Precious Resources: The Land & The Sea October 6, 2006 – September 8, 2007 Precious Resources featured over 90 works of art inspired by Hawai‘i’s natural environment. The artwork showed the importance of the land and sea which provides life-giving sustenance, natural beauty, and cultural traditions. Seven sub-themes — voyaging, ahupua‘a, cultural traditions and ...
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Art in Public Places March 3, 2006 – September 2, 2006 The Art in Public Places exhibit explored Hawai‘i’s Art in Public Places Program from 1967 to the present. As the first state in the nation to adopt a percent-for-art law, Hawai‘i became a leader in commissioning and displaying art in public places to beautify its state ...
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New Accessions

Posted on Sep 10, 2013 in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions

  New Accessions Diamond Head Gallery August 5, 2013 – March 28, 2014 Exciting new additions to the Art In Public Places Collection are now on display in the New Accessions exhibition. Featuring both emerging and established local artists, a variety of subjects and mediums are represented. On exhibit are some of Hawai‘iʻs finest paintings, photographs, prints and ...
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Posted on Sep 8, 2013 in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions

  Summertime June 3, 2005 – September 3, 2005 Celebrating the themes and images of warm weather months, Summertime featured nearly 100 artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection. Arranged thematically to evoke the feelings, experiences, and memories of summer, the exhibition featured a wide range of works on paper, paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fiber works, and ...
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photo of 2012 Poetry Out Loud Champions

Accession 2014

Posted on Sep 5, 2013 in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions, Visitor

  Accession 2014 April 4, 2014 – TBD Accession 2014 featured new acquisitions to the Art in Public Places Collection.  

  Reflecting Hawai‘i March 4, 2005 – September 3, 2005 Reflecting Hawai‘i offered  a window into our island home. These works urged us to witness nature’s miracles, see the play of light and shadow, and hear the paniolo talking story. They displayed local-style humor, reverence for the land and beauty in the every day. Through them, we felt ...
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Inner Scapes

Posted on Sep 3, 2013 in Exhibitions, Past Exhibitions

  Inner Scapes September 16, 2004 – February 27, 2005 Inner Scapes presented abstract paintings and sculptures selected from the Art in Public Places Collection. This exhibition traced the influences and trends of Abstract Expressionism from a regional perspective, bringing Hawai`i abstract traditions up to the present. The works were inspired by the many facets of ...
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