Hawaiʻi in a thousand years

Curated and juried by PARADISE COVE



April Fool’s Opening Party

SATURDAY, April 1  |  5–9pm | Honolulu Museum of Art School

View artwork that investigates possible and improbable futures in the Islands. Celebrate the here and now with music by Davey Shindig, food trucks, and Shaka Tea, and ‘awa. Bring your own drinking cup and use your hands to eat with mindfulness for the future, No fooling!


Surfjack Talk Story Sessions presents
Still Here: Personal Truth Quests for Urban Survival

TUESDAY, April 4  |  6–8pm | The Surfjack Hotel**

What can we do in the face of violent conflict, political corruption, and global ecological destruction? As responsible stewards, how must we respond to converging crises to ensure collective survival and continuity? Join us for a survivalist conversation with Future Primal author Dr. Louis G. Herman, voyager and educator Bonnie Kahapeʻa-Tanner, and artist Solomon Enos, moderated by Rechung Fujihara from the BoxJelly.


Hawaiian Kingdom Futures with Keanu Sai

THURSDAY, April 6  |  6:30–8pm | Honolulu Museum of Art School

A founding member of Hawaiian Society of Law & Politics, Dr. Sai takes a look at the Hawaiian concept of “future,” or “ka wā ma hope,” which literally means “time of the past.” Hawaiians know the future by knowing the past. Join Dr. Sai for a discussion on how, from a Hawaiian perspective, the practical value of history lends insight on probable futures.


A Universe of Islands with the UH Art Club

SATURDAY, April 8  |  10am–1pm | Honolulu Museum of Art School

A Universe of Islands explores the idea of nationalities and borders when their existence is more nebulous than ever. Interact with other travelers as you craft your own passport in this printmaking workshop. Collect stamps of imagined explorers and settlers from the far future, and be a part of rethinking our place as we leave the world behind and return to the stars.

Ala Wai Centennial Workshop with Sean Connelly

SUNDAY, April 9 |  4:00pm | Honolulu Museum of Art School

Immerse yourself in the built environment of the ‘ahupua‘a with artist, architect, and urban planner Sean Connelly. This multi-media workshop places participants in leadership roles in creating the possible futures in the community.


Mauna Loa to Mars: Architecture Futures for Extreme Environments

TUESDAY, April 11  |  6:30pm | Honolulu Museum of Art School

Human space travel and colonizing distant planets no longer exist only in the futuristic narratives of science fiction.  From August 2015-2016, Tristan Bassingthwaighte (D.Arch candidate UH-Mānoa) joined the fourth Hawaii Space Exploration Analog Simulation (HI SEAS) mission, a yearlong Mars-simulation program on the slopes of Mauna Loa on Hawaiʻi Island.

Bassingthwaighte’s work focuses on architecture and design for extreme environments and outer space, focuses on the physical, social, and psychological needs of future scientists and astronauts.  He will be speaking with visitors about his experience in the simulation and will presenting parts of his doctoral research as a part of CONTACT 3017: Hawaiʻi in a Thousand Years public program.


Behind the exhibition with PARADISE COVE

THURSDAY, April 13  |  6:30pm | Honolulu Museum of Art School

Join the curators for a guided walk through of the exhibition.


"Fantastic Planet" Film Screening presented by Ultimate Innovations

SATURDAY, April 15  |  7:00pm | Doris Duke Theatre (Honolulu Museum of Art)**

René Laloux’s animated marvel Fantastic Planet, a politically minded and visually inventive work of science fiction is being shown at a free screening on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 pm at the Doris Duke Theater.


State of the Arts Conversation

SUNDAY, April 23  |  4:00pm | Doris Duke Theatre (Honolulu Museum of Art)**

Panelists include Jasper Wong, POW! WOW! Hawaii, Katherine Leilani Tuider, Honolulu Biennial Foundation, and Josh Tengan, CONTACT, moderated by Healoha Johnston.  Registration is required as space is limited, RSVP at



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Honolulu Museum of Art School
1111 Victoria Street. Honolulu, HI 96814

Main Gallery and Campus
Mezzanine Gallery, Nano Gallery

April 1 - 16, 2017
10:00am - 7:00pm daily