Optical art shines for family Sunday at the Honolulu Museum Art


Honolulu (KHON2) – The Honolulu Art Museum welcomes Ohana in a dynamic new exhibit for its free Family Sunday event.

The Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday presented by the Bank of Hawaii Foundation presents “Optical Impact: I Spy” on Sunday, February 21, 2021.

Living808 host Tannya Joaquin has been on tour. “We are in the gallery of the museum which currently houses an exhibit called ‘Optical Impact,’ said Catherine Whitney, Director of Curatorial Affairs. “It presents works from the permanent collection of HoMA. These paintings are all of a genre known as Optical Art, or Op Art. This type of painting developed as a type of abstraction in the mid-20th century, and artists were interested in using colors and patterns to confuse the eye and surprise the viewer. Some of them even create optical illusions of movement.

Each month, HoMA offers family Sunday programming for children of all ages and their ‘ohana, generously supported by the Bank of Hawaii Foundation. Activities are for all skill levels, and it’s a great way for families to spend creative time together. HoMA is not hosting a physical event at the museum at this time, so all of our activities are virtual and can be found online and free to everyone. The family Sunday activities in February are all inspired by this exhibit, Optical Impact.

The museum is excited to launch special live broadcasts with family Sunday programming. Whitney adds, “We have planned a story-time reading of a book called ‘The Dot’, as well as a live art workshop with one of our art instructors, who will teach us about it. art of the “notan”, which plays with dark and light contrast.

HoMA is also planning a special gallery hunt based on the works in this exhibition. According to Whitney, “The fun part is you can either do gallery hunting virtually at home, or come visit the museum with your family and do gallery hunting in person. Admission to the museum for residents of Hawaii will be free on Family Sunday.

This month’s family Sunday activities will be posted on the website on the weekend of February 21. Visit honolulumuseum.org to learn more, and you can also follow @honolulumuseum for family Sunday updates.

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