Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i

An FEA Members-Only Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i

Christina Hellmich, curator in charge of the department of the arts of
Africa, Oceania and the Americas and the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art, will lead a private tour as she explores the distinctive art, culture, and history of Hawai‘i in the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the continental U.S. The exhibition features over 75 rare and stunning examples of the finest featherwork capes and cloaks in existence, as well as royal staffs of feathers, feather lei, helmets, and related eighteenth and nineteenth century paintings and works on paper.

Symbols of the power and status of Hawai‘i’s monarchs at home and abroad, these vibrantly colored treasures of the Hawaiian people endure today as masterpieces of unparalleled artistry, technical skill, and cultural pride.

A limited Friends of Ethnic Art-members walk-through will focus on these great art objects and hear Curator Christina Hellmich elaborate on the historical and cultural concepts behind their creation.
Our group will be limited to 20 FEA members.