This IS Hawai'i
May 19, 2011–July 4, 2011
The National Museum of the American Indian, in collaboration with Transformer, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit visual arts organization, presents a multi-site exhibition highlighting some of Hawai‘i’s most dynamic contemporary artists. This IS Hawai‘i features new and experimental works of art that explore what it means to be Hawaiian in the 21st century. The work of Maika‘i Tubbs is presented at Transformer, on the opening day Saturday, May 21, and the work of Solomon Enos and Carl F. K. Pao is presented at the NMAI’s Sealaska Gallery, with artist Puni Kukahiko’s outdoor sculptures presented at both sites. The exhibition is presented in tandem with the museum’s annual Hawai‘i Festival.