Royal Islands in the Pacific
14 October 2017 – 13 May 2018

The Linden-Museum's exhibition “Hawai’i - Royal Islands in the Pacific” is the first major exhibition in Germany to focus on the culture and history of Native Hawaiians. It spans nearly 250 years of Hawaiian art from the time before the first contact with Europeans to today’s vibrant art scene.

It centers around four main topics:

- Cultural, political and natural history of the Hawaiian Islands
- The European imagination and collection histories
- Art and society of 18th and early to mid 19th century Hawaiʻi
- Contemporary art and Native Hawaiian society and politics today

More than 200 important objects and works of art from the Linden-Museum’s collection and from other major German and European museums provide insight into traditional skills and technologies as well as religious and political aspects of early Hawaiʻi society. They also highlight the range of artistic principles and great technical expertise that characterize Native Hawaiian art.

Hawaiian art forms as dance (hula) or tattooing (kakau) not only were important aesthetic expressions of the past, but are strongly connected to Native Hawaiian life and culture today – connections that special sections of the exhibition illuminate. Finally, ten contemporary works of art (photography, mixed media installations, and prints) by six renowned Native Hawaiian artists elucidate current problems and positions on history and society in Hawai’i.

Opening hours
Tuesday 10 am – 5 pm / Wednesday 10 am – 8 pm /
Thursday –Sunday and Bank Holidays 10 am – 6 pm
closed on 24/25/31 December and 30 March

EUR 12.-/10.-
Family ticket: EUR 24.-
Groups: EUR 10.- per person
Audio tour (German/English): EUR 3.-

Tour registration for groups

Tuesday to Thursday, 9.30 am – 12 pm / 2 pm – 4 pm (during the holidays: Thursdays only)
phone +49.(0)711.2022-579 / fax +49.(0)711.2022-590

Registration deadline: 3 weeks before tour date
EUR 70.- per hour, plus reduced admission charge
Foreign-language guided tours on request

Catalogue (in German)
Menter, Ulrich / de Castro, Inés / Walda-Mandel, Stephanie (editors): Hawai’i – Königliche Inseln im Pazifik, Dresden: Sandstein, 2017, Hardcover, 280 pages, 298 illustrations, EUR 24,90
Order: https://shop.lindenmuseum.de


Kindly supported by
Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg

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