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Guide to Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

March 7th, 2022 Culture
Guide to Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 returns to Honolulu with over 43 artists and collectives exhibiting at venues across the city. This year, the largest contemporary art event in Hawai‘i is framed around the fluid concept of “Pacific Century - E Ho‘omau no Moananuiākea,” as artist exhibitions interweave themes of history, place, and identity within the context of Hawaiʻi’s unique location at the confluence of Asia-Pacific and Oceania.

For curious visitors and art lovers alike, here’s everything you need to know about HT22 (we answer some frequently asked questions too!).

When is the Hawai‘i Triennial 2022?

Now through May 8, 2022

Where is the Hawai‘i Triennial 2022?

The citywide exhibition will take place at Bishop Museum, Foster Botanical Garden, Hawai‘i Theatre Center, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, ʻIolani Palace, Honolulu Museum of Art, and Royal Hawaiian Center.

How do you get to the Hawai‘i Triennial 2022?

With the exception of Royal Hawaiian Center, the six sites of exhibition are scattered throughout downtown Honolulu (Royal Hawaiian Center is located in Waikiki, just a short walk from Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel). Most of these sites are within walking distance from one another, but you’ll need transportation to reach Bishop Museum which is located on the north side of H-1.

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 Events

Contemporary artists from Hawai‘i, Asia-Pacific, and beyond will be showcasing their works at venues around Honolulu. Check out the full list of artists here. Gallery Tours are available every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Royal Hawaiian Center, and every Friday at 1: 30 p.m. at Hawai‘i State Art Museum for a chance to learn more about the HT22 exhibitions. Plus, every third Saturday, Hawai‘i State Art Museum is offering an Art in Conversation series which features talks from HT22 artists. Hawaiʻi Symphony Orchestra will also be performing a series of concerts celebrating “Pacific Century – E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea.” 

Keiki and family-friendly activities are plentiful, with Family Days at the Honolulu Museum of Art falling on the third Sunday of every month, and keiki activities led by teaching artists and education partner Art Explorium. Follow Kumu Kahanuola Solatorio on Instagram for virtual scavenger hunts, language games, and fun activities every week of the Triennial.

See the full calendar of events here.

Hawai‘i Triennial 2022 Tickets and All-Access Pass

Admission to HT22 sites of exhibition varies by venue, with some HT22 exhibitions taking place only during select dates and/or hours. Check individual websites for up-to-date venue and exhibition hours and admission. Unlimited access to all HT22 exhibits during the entire duration of the festival can be obtained with the All-Access Pass. Entry to Hawai‘i Theatre Center, Hawai‘i State Art Museum, and Royal Hawaiian Center is always free.

Book Your Waikiki Hotel for Hawai‘i Triennial 2022

Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel is located just steps from Kuhio Beach and Royal Hawaiian Center in Waikiki. Read all about our perks, check out exclusive offers, and channel your inner artist. Guests of our exclusive Coconut Club will soon be able to grab a drink, lay out supplies, and get creative with our bi-weekly Paint and Sip. Stay tuned to our Blog and website for more information, coming soon.

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