Jan 23 - Mar 16, 2024


Exhibit Detail

The exhibit will be closed Monday, February 26, Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 9.

This exhibition explores the multi-faceted meaning of community at a critical moment of change for Maui, looking at who we are in the present time and the promise we hold for the future. The gallery space offers built environments with activated themes of history, water, land, spirituality, and people. Partnering organizations for components of the exhibition include University of Hawai‘i Center for Oral History, Maui Historical Society, and Lahaina Restoration Foundation.
The multi-faceted installation includes photography by Bob Bangerter, Masako Cordray, Ai Iwane, Brendan George Ko, Zach Pezzillo, and Matthew Thayer; video installation by Andy Behrle; prints by Abigail Romanchak; written ʻōlelo noʻeau by Pūlama Collier; mural painting by Cory Kamehanaokalā Holt Taum; and artwork by students from Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School and Baldwin High School. The experiences offered throughout the exhibition will tap into the potential for art to bring about awareness, dialogue, and connection, encouraging a deeper level of engagement with Maui and the people who have made this island home.
Visitors will have the chance to interact with stations integrated throughout the space, adding their own voice to the collective experience. These stations include a recording booth for capturing oral histories and an open call for photographs from the community.


Open Call for Photographs: Maui through Time

We invite Maui island residents to contribute photographs that encapsulate personal relationships to Maui, with a special emphasis on nostalgic images capturing past eras of local history. We encourage you to send your photo submissions. Photos will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the exhibit's showing.

You may submit 1 - 3 photographs that reflect Maui through time. The submitted photos will be considered for inclusion in a gallery installation of printed photo reproductions. Older photographs are encouraged. Here’s what we’re looking for:

• Family photographs of current or past generations
• Community gatherings and shared activities
• Places of meaning

Details: Photographs must be your own personal property, or you must have permission to use them. By submitting your photograph(s), you grant MACC permission to use the image for exhibition and publicity purposes. Selected photos will be printed by MACC for the gallery installation.

Send your photo via the following options:
• Online upload (Google account required): 
• Email: Email your photo to galleryassistant@mauiarts.org
• Postal Mail: Send in a physical photograph through the mail. We will scan it and return the original to you. Address to:
          Attn: Gallery, Maui Arts & Cultural Center, One Cameron Way, Kahului, HI 96732
Abigail Romanchak, Pilina, series of 13 woodblock prints on paper, printed with kukui soot ink Pūlama Collier, series of 13 booklets of ʻōlelo noʻeau corresponding to each moku of Maui

Imagining the Ahupuaʻa by Pōmaikaʻi Elementary School 4th Grade Students

Photographs by Matthew Thayer and Oral History Recording Studio

General Store Display

Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm / Free Admission / Exhibit also open before select Castle Theater shows & events



Our Island Ecosystems

Saturday, February 24 from 10 am – 12 pm
The event welcomes learners of all ages to explore the fascinating ecosystems that make our islands so unique. Botanical and conservation experts will lead presentations and hands-on interactive stations that encourage thoughtful relationships with our natural resources and environments. Come and see rare botanical specimens no longer found in the wild, transplant native saplings for reforestation, extract plant seeds for a seed bank, try your hand at art-making processes using natural materials, learn about the island's water systems with an interactive map, and hear stories from conservationists about their extensive efforts to care for the wondrous flora and fauna of Maui’s ecosystem.

This exhibition is presented by Maui Arts & Cultural Center and funded by a grant from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding provided by County of Maui – Office of Economic Development.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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