The museum’s next big exhibition, Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi, allows you to explore 30 years of this groundbreaking contemporary artist’s work, who has created a whole new style inspired by traditional Chinese landscape brush painting. Eight years in the making, this is a chance to see paintings that have never before been shared with the public.

To help you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, HoMA Curatorial and Learning and Engagement staff have put together a program of talks, a nature walk, photography workshop and multimedia gallery experiences. Space for each event is limited, so don’t wait to sign up online.

Take a hike in Mānoa with the artist: Li Huayi himself will join A Walk in the Trees with Hawaii Nature Center on April 24. You’ll see and understand firsthand how nature inspires Li’s monumental landscape paintings. This man really loves trees.
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Hear Li Huayi talk about his work: On Aug. 25, the artist takes the stage for a conversation with Asian Art Museum Foundation Curator Emeritus Michael Knight (he curated the 2004 exhibition The Monumental Landscapes of Li Huayi) and HoMA Asian Art Curator Shawn Eichman. If you want to learn more about the paintings, there is no better opportunity than this.
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Experience Contemporary Landscapes through sound + vision: Musicians will play how the paintings make them feel in the gallery! A different musician will perform the first Sunday of each month, from September to January. Then in turn the music will inspire you as you sketch in the gallery. All the art feels!
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Go beyond Chinese landscapes with treasures from the vault: On Oct. 18, Robert F. Lange Foundation Curator of Japanese Art Stephen Salel will bring special Hokusai prints out of the vault just for this intimate talk that illustrates Li Huayi’s strong relationship with traditional Asian landscape art.
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Take photographic equivalents of Li Huayi’s paintings: When you look at the atmospheric paintings on view in Contemporary Landscapes, you won’t be able to help but think of words like “mystic” and “cosmic.” Let photographer Minny Lee show you how to take photographs as ethereal as Li Huayi’s works in her Mystic Photography Workshop Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. It will be one of the last times to experience Spalding House!
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