Joyful Return - Now until Jan. 16th 2022 at the Honolulu Museum Art

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Honolulu Museum of Art


NOW through Jan 16, 2022

Join the Honolulu Museum of Art for some unexpected, interactive fun this year!


Joyful Return is a museum-wide exhibition featuring a series of six outdoor pop-up installations and one gallery installation, each a mix of engaging, evolving, hands-on elements brought to life by museum guests and the HoMA community.


Each individual component of the multi-part exhibition will make up a fresh, fun, community-driven experience celebrating a return to shared experiences, art-making, conversations, and personal connections.


Help us bring Joyful Return to life!

Check out the schedule of hands-on guided activities to participate in the different pop-up installations!

The Museum is also looking for community submissions of photos, memories, and hands-on help— learn how you can get involved.


Outdoor pop-up installations

Six site-specific installations will be located in various locations around the museum, taking advantage of the museum’s open-air spaces.



April 17 – Dec 19, 2021

Location: Central Courtyard

Return is a community-sourced mural collage behind the monumental bronze figure of Penelope by Émile-Antoine Bourdelle—a long-familiar icon in HoMA’s Central Courtyard. The contemporary, colorful mural behind her is animated with museum visitors’ memories of friendship, endurance, and community.




April 17 – Jan 9, 2021

Location: Central Courtyard

This garden installation is made up of community-sourced, quilted flags created by museum visitors, local students, and volunteers. Individual flags are stitched together into banners celebrating the interconnectedness of ‘ohana, community, our island, and the world.



May 15 – Jan 9, 2022

Location: Kīna‘u Courtyard

A community greenspace developed alongside Honolulu-based artist Rebecca Maria Goldschmidt. With the help of many hands, the courtyard has been transformed into a hanging garden, with bamboo trellises, coconut planters, and other organic elements referencing local practices and sustainable plant stewardship.

Related community programming celebrates plant cultivation, Hawai‘i’s environment, and biodiversity.



June 12 – Jan 2, 2022

Location: Kīna‘u Courtyard

HoMA is partnering with local mural artists Wooden Wave (Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz) to present Crossing Currents. Originally installed with a solid black vinyl surface, this obscured mural symbolizes the trials of the past year. As visitors remove the vinyl, the mural will gradually evolve into an abstracted image with increasing color and clarity.

In its final form, the fully exposed mural celebrates the strength of our community, the biodiversity of our island, and our common hopes for a brighter, dynamic future filled with joy.



July 17 – Jan 9, 2022

Location: Palm Courtyard

Led by local fiber artists The Fuzz Hawai‘i (“aknitymous,” “archiPURLago,” and “granny2”) and using crowd-sourced textiles from the community, Recover consists of crochet and knit textiles installed on a variety of surfaces and architectural features in Palm Courtyard and throughout the museum.

The colors and designs of Recover are based on the theme of an ‘ōhi‘a lehua forest. Visitors will encounter transformed museum spaces, as well as the opportunity to engage and reflect on themes of climate change, disease, and recovery.



Sept 25 – Dec 19, 2021

Location: Chinese Courtyard

An interactive experience amplifying and celebrating of the sounds and voices of HoMA.





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