The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library collaborates with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to host exhibitions 2-3 times a year.
ALOHA: SURF'S UP IN THE LIBRARY
To warm the cold days of winter, we have a selection of Hawaiian textiles on display. From the Japanese cotton yukata inspired Palaka by Arakawa’s to the hand-made shirts by Jane Oda and Katherine Kawaguchi’s shop H. Miura of Haleiwa to Alfred Shaheen of Honolulu who created wonderful patterns designed and printed in Hawaii. Included in the display are examples by Aloha Shirts, Arakawa’s of Waipahu, Waltah Clarke’s, Betty Higgins of The Royal Hawaiian Hotel Shop, Iolani, Kamehameha, Duke Kahanamoku Champion line, Kilohana, Kuonakakai, H. Miura of Haleiwa, Musa-Shiya Shoten, Alfred Shaheen of Honolulu, Reyn Spooner, Surfriders Sportwear, and modern day Toyo Sun Surf classic Hawaiian recreations from Japan.
September 30th - November 18th, 2016
September 24th - December 18th, 2015
Untitled (Where is Wilderness II)
Hand-cut paper amd mylar, entomology pins, mat board
BOB WILSON'S (MOSTLY) PLASTIC, (SOMEWHAT) FANTASTIC CHEAP CAMERA FILM PHOTO SHO
July 9th - September 18th, 2015
Today, these very basic type of plastic cameras made in the late 1940s through the 1970s are sometimes referred to as junk or toy cameras. Most really started out life as simple inexpensive cameras that a family might have around the house to take on vacation or to a day at the beach for some quick and easy photos of the children and family. Some were certainly made for young beginners, yet are still capable of making a nice photo. It can be quite a surprise what the results may be. Bob Wilson
ALEX BOROVSKI - NX Vol. 1
March 4th through 30th, 2016
NX Vol. 1 showcases four MFA candidates at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts; Devki Modi, Thomas Jennings, Isabel Beavers and Graham Yeager. The work in this exhibition explores various intersections between art making and the library as a site for knowledge acquisition/distribution, cultural translation, and individualdiscovery. Works include a book and sound installation by Devki Modi, paintings and video installation by Thomas Jennings, interactive installation by Isabel Beavers and live performances by Graham Yeager.