Island Wise

Romanesque revival in lava rock splendor
Image: James Cave

Bishop Museum

Known for its extensive collection of Hawaiian art, historical and science exhibitions, Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, and the renowned Hawaiian Hall are dedicated to preserving relics of Hawaiian monarchy, mythology and indigenous histories. Most of us know Bishop Museum well, but if it’s been a while since you’ve said aloha to the large humpback whale, or to local artists Solomon Enos and Meleanna Meyer, perhaps you’re in need a visit. It’s a powerful experience to see and touch the Kam blue stone of the original schoolhouse for the Kamehameha School for Boys. It reminds us of what it means to be quarried, and what it means to educate, and be educated.

1525 Bernice St., [bishopmuseum.org], 847-3511