Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Contemporary Museum

Deborah Butterfield / Nahele, 1986

I've lived in Hawaii for my entire life, yet this was the first time I had the chance to visit The Contemporary Museum. Located on Makiki Heights Drive, the museum was once the home of Mrs Charles Montague Cooke in 1925.

The Spaulding House (named after Mrs Cooke's daughter) was offered as the site of the contemporary museum in 1986. The museum opened to the public in 1988.

If you decide to visit the museum, I would suggest you tour the museum with a guide. My guide was very knowledgable about the museum and its many exhibits. Pictures are not allowed for the indoor exhibits, but can be taken of the outdoor gardens and sculptures.

1 comment:

scott davidson said...

I had fun choosing this particular painting online that now hangs in my downtown office, from, who sells canvas prints of art masterpieces. While the original is treasured in some art museum in England, my print, of this painting by Edward Burne-Jones is very much appreciated by my staff and clients. The print quality is really excellent.