Self portrait by Nikki Santos of Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary

On view in the exhibition “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper” is Raoul Dufy’s “The Woman of Martinique,” which he created in 1931. I was admiring the flowing lines, the weight of the woman—I could feel her languidly reclining. And all of a sudden another image flashed in my mind—a self-portrait by Pearl Harbor Kai Elementary third grader Nikki Santos, which was on view last summer in a special exhibition of artwork by students who had participated in our Art to Go outreach program. The works are separated by decades and geography, yet are strikingly similar. Nikki Santos, you’ve got talent!