09 Jul

Art Spree

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.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

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.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Then we helped an artist fill out her armature to make larger than life figures on the lawn.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

My kids were deemed experts at the weaving tent, and I joined in the group project weaving fabric into a large fish net.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

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.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

My daughter wanted to play with clay…

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

…and while she did that, the other two kids and I watched performance street art.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

This guy, who’s name I didn’t catch, spun records, painted his substrate, and danced on it.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

It captivated even my usually nonplussed son.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

A dance troupe caught our attention before we left, so we watched them for a while before heading home.

Art Spree at the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu

Thank you Contemporary Museum for a lovely day out.