Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island

June 5, 2002 – September 2, 2002

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20560

South Hall

This exhibition explores the culture, spiritual practices, and political aspirations of Native Hawaiians by focusing on the history of the Hawaiian Island of Kaho'olawe. A place of deep spirituality, the island is considered a manifestation of the Hawaiian god of the ocean, Kanaloa, and was a center for training in astronomical navigation. The exhibition looks at how outside influences have affected the island's natural and cultural resources.

Photography permitted.