I love free activities for the family. Military appreciation day at the zoo, at the aquarium (OK, that one had too long of lines, but it got my son and I back another day when we really did enjoy the experience), Prince Lot Hula Festival, Family Sunday at the Honolulu Academy of the Arts, and today — Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum.
I had never been to the museum before, but now I must go back. It is in a lovely residential setting overlooking Honolulu. They had very efficient shuttles from Punahou School (wow, is that a big and beautiful campus!), and it was well organized with plenty of activities and options.
First, we went to the manga printmaking tent. OK, not so Manga unless you already knew how to draw that style, but it was very cool to pull mono prints from the comic-cell shaped plates.
Then we helped an artist fill out her armature to make larger than life figures on the lawn.
My kids were deemed experts at the weaving tent, and I joined in the group project weaving fabric into a large fish net.
After lunch the kids wanted nothing more than to play hide and seek in the museum’s lush garden. One could get lost in the vegetation and winding paths.
My daughter wanted to play with clay…
…and while she did that, the other two kids and I watched performance street art.
This guy, who’s name I didn’t catch, spun records, painted his substrate, and danced on it.
It captivated even my usually nonplussed son.
A dance troupe caught our attention before we left, so we watched them for a while before heading home.
Thank you Contemporary Museum for a lovely day out.