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Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island

June 5, 2002 – September 2, 2002

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

Location: 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.