DISplace Exhibition Opening Night

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 November 12th, 2020 from 5:30-7pm PST for a virtual opening celebration and to hear more from the curators, storytellers, and artists themselves!

This special event will also feature performances from Hālau Ka Lei Haliʻa O Ka Lokelani, the Kanohana Band featuring K-Boy and Miss Killa, and family stories from Kate Roland (Naukana), a descendent of one of the first Hawai’ian families to settle in the Pacific Northwest.

For the full experience, share a meal with Lehuauakea and Miyamoto by picking up some delicious food from one of the regions 80+ Hawaiian and Island Style food vendors, such as event sponsor 808Grinds!


Register for the opening program 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 and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, with additional funding from The Collins Foundation & the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation.