Honolulu Academy of Arts: The Dragon’s Gift

Experience the culture of Bhutan in Honolulu between now and May 23.

Make a prayer flag, observe sacred dance, meet a guide from Bhutan, try on a Bhutanese robe, see art never on exhibit before and participate in daily rituals with monks.

We did all of this in one afternoon last week at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Their lastest exhibition, “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan,” is the most ambitious show ever launched by the Academy.

A video of the exhibit follows:

After the show ends in Honolulu it begins a two year world tour with stops in New York City at the Rubin Museum of Art (September 2008-January 2009) and the San Francisco Asian Art Museum (February to May, 2009).

Details: Entrance to the museum and Bhutan exhibit is $20 per person.

Frugal Tip: Non-Oahu residents can buy a one year membership at the Honolulu Academy of Arts for $40 which includes unlimited entry for two, a 10 percent discount at the gift shop and restaurant, and reciprocal membership at many other museums.

Location/Hours: 900 South Beretania Street in Honolulu. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am to 4:30pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm. Parking is $3.00.

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