The Honolulu Museum of Art’s biannual Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition marks its 60th year in 2013—and also sees a format change.
Launched in 1950, the exhibition has become a prestigious addition to Hawai‘i artist’s resumes. This year the show goes from being a wide-ranging survey of art, featuring one to three works by dozens of artists to an exhibition of 8 to 12 artists showing a body of work.
Submissions for Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 are being accepted Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. The exhibition will be held next year, Sept. 19 to Nov. 24. The year between the closing of the submission period to the opening of the exhibition will allow artists to further develop their work for the exhibition. The artwork will be selected by Jay Jensen, the musem’s Curator of Contemporary Art.
The prospectus, which includes submission guidelines, and FAQs on the exhibition changes are posted on the museum’s website.
NEW FREE CURATORIAL LECTURE SERIES
In its mission to bolster its adult art education program, the museum launches a new Curatorial Lecture Series on Sept. 12. The free lectures will be held Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre. The museum’s curators—and its director, Stephan Jost—will talk about subjects close to their hearts, the areas of art that are their true passions.
The series will kick off with Curator of Asian Art Shawn Eichman giving the lecture “From China to Constantinople and Beyond: In the Footsteps of Nestorius.”
The lecture schedule through October:
Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m.: Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art
From China to Constantinople and Beyond: In the Footsteps of Nestorious, Part I
Sept. 19, 10:30 a.m.: Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art From China to Constantinople and Beyond: In the Footsteps of Nestorious, Part 2
Sept. 26, 10:30 a.m.: Theresa Papanikolas, Curator of European and American Art
Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Stephan Jost, Director
Twentieth-Century German Photography
Oct. 17, 10:30 a.m.: Stephan Jost, Director
Nineteenth-Century American Landscape Photography
Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.: James Jensen, Curator of Contemporary Art
The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Contemporary Art
Oct. 24, 10:30 a.m.: Stephen Salel, Japanese Art Research Associate
Issues of Gender in Early Modern Japanese Art