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Social Media Takeover: Kalei’okalani Matsui

Kalei’okalani Matsui, a Native Hawaiian, Black, Chinese, and Japanese woman from Wai’anae on the island of O’ahu, and featured artist in DISplace, teaches the history of leis, shares how-to videos with spring leaves and flowers that can be found blooming in the Pacific Northwest, leads a live lei making class and performs a ceremony of oli.  This takeover occurred from April 5-10, 2021.

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April 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Our May 13 Showcase event, Meet the Showcase performers, Asian-Pacific Islander community solidarity & DISplace featured history and art, and community updates.

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March 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Introducing our 2021 Guest Curators, a sign to view the DISplace online exhibition, pre-order Kūpaʻa Magazine, save the date for our May 13 Showcase event, and community updates.

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Social Media Takeover: Victoria Tai Sundell

Victoria Tai Sundell, Head of Integrated Learning at Five Oaks Museum, takes over as a staff member to share about her work with the museum, how to look at art, and about her own papercutting art practice.. This takeover occurred from February 8-13, 2021.

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February 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: Our feature in ArtNews about our organizational transformation, Creating Hawaiian Futures Artist’s Talk, Pasifika Action Award, and community updates.

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Social Media Takeover: Andrea Narno

Andrea Narno, a self-taught queer printmaker from Mexico City, shares how she uses symbolism of plants to explore topics like migration, absence and grief in her linocut artwork and leads a print rubbing activity. This takeover occurred from January 25-30, 2021.

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Social Media Takeover: Emily Miller

Emily Miller, an artist featured in DISplace, explains her process of creating artwork and interactive community installations with responsibly recycled fishing gear and shares her connection to the ocean as a place of joy, grief, and sanctuary. This takeover occurred from January 10-16, 2021.

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Collecting Institutions are Not Neutral

In response to the events of 1/6/21. When viewing images of Wednesday’s attempted coup by Trump-loyal extremists who invaded the U.S. Capitol Building and displayed anti-Native, anti-Black and anti-Jewish symbology, we were struck by the layering of narratives between the violent scenes and the artworks on display in the background. The U.S. Capitol actively houses, cares for, and displays cultural resources related to American history. As a collecting institution ourselves, Five Oaks Museum exists in relation to that work.

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January 2021 Newsletter

Inside this issue: How the museum brand took shape in our first year as Five Oaks Museum, Organizational Chart, Creating in Community Program, and community updates.

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