Work by Utagawa Hiroshige

Work by Utagawa Hiroshige

Honolulu Museum of Art offers docent-led tours of its Hiroshige’s City: From Edo to Tokyo exhibition April 29-30, beginning at 1:30 p.m. each day.

The exhibit displays works from 19th-century artist Utagawa Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, a woodblock print series that depicts the city of Edo’s (what is now Tokyo) evolution. The exhibit also features works that inspired Hiroshige’s series, along with pieces from contemporary Japanese artists.

Hiroshige’s City is on display through Aug. 21.

To attend a tour, check in at the museum’s Visitor Information Center. The tour is free with museum admission.



The annual Maoli Arts Movement (MAMo) returns, with a range of events throughout May. The month-long celebration of the arts features more than 50 Native Hawaiian artists, designers, photographers, storytellers and more.

It all kicks off May 3, with The Lab: Experiments in Photography debuting at The ARTS at Marks Garage, which features works from three MAMo photographers. Other events include a MAMo Arts Market at Helumoa from 4 to 10 p.m. May 7 at Royal Hawaiian Center, featuring a fashion show and cultural demonstrations; the Mo‘olelo Storytelling Festival at 7:30 p.m. May 13 at Honolulu Museum of Art’s Doris Duke Theatre; and the MAMo Film Fest at 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Doris Duke Theatre. Then there’s the 10th annual MAMo Wearable Art Show at 7 p.m. May 18 at Hawaii Theatre.

Launched in 2006 by PA‘I Foundation, MAMo has expanded to include events on neighbor islands, as well as the Mainland and internationally.

“The PA‘I Foundation celebrates the depth, breadth, and diversity of the Native Hawaiian arts community and is committed to creating economic opportunities for native Hawaiian artists and cultural practitioners,” states PA‘I executive director Vicky Holt Takamine in a press release. “Every year we’ve noticed an increased awareness for, and appreciation of, our people and their multi-disciplinary talents. We are so excited to see Native Hawaiian art recognized throughout the world.”