Saturday, September 24 | Jewelbox Evening Receptions
All events are concurrent; separate registration is required.
6:30PM–8:30PM | Shangri La by Night
“Although Shangri La, with all its high-key colors, is beautiful by day, it is undoubtedly at its best by night.” — Doris Duke
Enjoy a magical evening at Shangri La, the former home of heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke, now a center for Islamic art and culture. Explore the 1938 modernist house with overlays of Muslim architectural influence; art collections gathered from throughout the Islamic world; and scenic views of Diamond Head and the Pacific at sunset. Fee: $35 per person includes buffet dinner, beverages, and transportation. Limited to 80 guests.
6:30PM–8:30PM | Modern Architecture and Contemporary Art
Visit two stunning sites for a superb evening of art and architecture with breathtaking views overlooking Honolulu. First, enjoy cocktails at the Liljestrand House a quintessential example of Vladimir Ossipoff, one of Hawai'i’s premier modernist architects. Take a stroll through the home and enjoy the scenic views. The second stop is a few minutes down the mountain, the Contemporary Museum Honolulu. Sited on 3.5 acres of gardens this unique property now houses an intimate gallery for the viewing of contemporary art. Enjoy refreshments under the stars and a trip through the galleries. Fee: $35 per person includes food, beverages, and transportation. Limited to 50 guests.
6:30PM–8:30PM | An Evening in a Summer Palace
Attendees will join the Daughters of Hawai'i for an evening at Queen Emma Summer Palace, built in 1848, and served as a retreat for Hawaiian royalty—King Kamehameha IV, Queen Emma and their son, Prince Albert Edward. The Palace is nestled in the historic Nu‘uanu Valley and located just minutes above downtown Honolulu. Guests will tour the Palace and learn more about Hawaiian history, its monarchy as well as the Daughters of Hawai'i who have been the caretakers of the Palace for over one hundred years. Fee: $30 per person: Price includes Hawaiian hors d’oeuvres, beverages, and transportation. Limited to 50 guests.
6:30PM–8:30PM | The Repository of Enlightenment: Center for Hawaiian Studies University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Co-sponsored by Hawai‘inuiãkea and the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
This joint reception of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s Hawai‘inuiãkea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and the Library and Information Science Program showcases the work of faculty and students in the areas of preservation, generation, and dissemination of indigenous knowledge and cultural practices. Guests will enjoy Hawaiian music and food as they visit the different dis- plays, network with colleagues, and foster new relationships with others involved in indigenous librarianship here in Hawai‘i and abroad. By invitation
6:30PM–9:00PM | Downtown Honolulu's National Historic Landmarks: ‘Iolani Palace and Mission Houses Museum
In this two-part event, you will first arrive at the Mission Houses Museum to experience the "missionary period" of nine- teenth century Hawaiian history. This site features Hawai'i’s oldest wood-frame structure Hale Lã‘au (Frame House), and is home to a collection of New England style furnishings that were adapted for use in Hawai‘i. Then, walk one block down the street to ‘Iolani Palace, all aglow under chandelier lighting thanks to electricity installed four years before the White House. The Palace is one of Hawai‘i's most iconic and significant historical landmarks, and is home to exquisite examples of period rooms and their decorative arts and furniture that belonged to the Hawaiian monarchy. Fee: $35 per person: Price includes food, beverages, and transportation. Limited to 200 guests.
To find out more about more about events taking place during the WMA 2011 Annual Meeting, please download the PDF for our Preliminary Program.