Kini ke Kua: Transformative Images

{{ msToDate('2/16/2019 12:00:00 AM') | date:'mediumDate'}} - {{ msToDate('9/2/2019 12:00:00 AM') | date:'mediumDate'}} · Honolulu, Oahu

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Ki`i, which refers to images in the Hawaiian language, are a cornerstone of Hawaiian spirituality and takes many forms.

Fashioned from wood, stone, and other natural materials, ki`i become embodiments of deity — representations of akua (gods) and `aumakua (personal or family guardians).

This exhibit will guide visitors through a multifaceted presentation of ki`i images from Bishop Museum’s collection, exploring ways in which relationships between ki`i and people may change, and how and why some of these changes have occurred. 

The ki`i are engaging simply for the aesthetic appeal of their careful shaping, yet a deeper appreciation can be found in the rich stories associated with each piece. 

Bishop Museum was founded in 1889 by Charles Reed Bishop in memory of his wife Bernice Pauahi Bishop, a royal descendant of King Kamehameha I.

Today, the Museum thrives as an educational center for the community and is widely regarded as the world’s premier institution for Hawaiian and Pacific content.

The vast collections tell the stories of the cultures and biodiversity of Hawaii and the Pacific. 

 

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Website

https://www.bishopmuseum.org/kini-ke-kua/

When

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1525 Bernice St., Honolulu, HI 96817