Theresa Papanikolas, our curator of European and American art, started work on Art Deco Hawai‘i almost four years ago. Last week the art started arriving from out of state, works were moved from our Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery into our temporary exhibition gallery, registrars were busy registering incoming art, installation crew painted the walls, uncrated art, and began hanging it. So many fingers go into making an exhibition pie.

Pictured above are art director Jared Stone, installation designer Larry Maruya, and Theresa discussing placement of wall text, labels, and artwork. It’s like a giant jigsaw puzzle.

This week Harry B. Soria, Mr Territorial Airwaves himself, delivers the special period soundtrack he created for the exhibition. We can’t wait to hear it. We’ll post the tracklist.

Following lectures and walkthroughs, the docents are now ready to lead informative tours of the show. Docent Mary Flynn leads a Tour + Tea on Art Deco Hawai‘i July 8, 10, and 13.

The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, July 3.

But it’s not too late to get in on the members’ reception festivities the day before—Wednesday, July 2.
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At long last Savage: The highly anticipated Eugene Savage paintings he did for Matson are hanging all together in Honolulu for the first time. Milestone!

At long last Savage: The highly anticipated Eugene Savage paintings he did for Matson are hanging all together in Honolulu for the first time. Milestone!