DISplace Curator's Talk

DISplace Curator’s Talk


DISplace shines light on the widely unknown connection between Hawai‘i, the Pacific Northwest, and the communities that continue to flow between these two regions. Join us on December 4th, 2020 at 6pm PST for a virtual, behind-the-scenes tour with guest curator duo Lehuauakea and Kanani Miyamoto as they walk through the process of creating the DISplace exhibition.

Register for the talk on Eventbrite here.



In keeping with the museum’s approach of providing a platform for culturally embedded storytelling, Guest Curators Lehuauakea (they/them) and Kanani Miyamoto (she/her) are themselves a part of this living history: both are mixed-Native Hawaiian, have family roots in Hawaiʻi and are now based in Portland, OR. Miyamoto and Lehuauakea have created a multi-faceted online exhibition that combines deep historical research with contemporary artworks and personal stories sourced directly from today’s regional communities.

DISplace is sponsored by 808Grinds, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a, and KIAKO Foundation, with additional funding from The Collins Foundation & the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.