Category Archives: Hawaiian Art

She could have been Queen – Bishop Museum

She was a Hawaiian princess.  She could have been Queen – twice.  Apparently that is not what she wanted.  She was the great-granddaughter of King Kamehameha, his last surviving descendant. She was well educated, and lived and dressed as any … Continue reading

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Art History 101; Sad History 201- Honolulu Museum of Art / Iolani Palace

Today’s Honolulu visit was focused on art and history.  The Honolulu Museum of Art (HMA) is interesting even on the outside.  There’s a wonderful juxtaposition of a huge steel structure whose parts move with the wind, with organic huts made … Continue reading


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