"Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit" Art Exhibit

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"Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit" Art Exhibit


Type: Island Culture
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012-Sunday, January 13, 2013
Location: Hawaiian Islands - Oahu
Address: 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI, 96814
Venue: The Honolulu Museum of Art
Summary: Hawaii’s unofficial uniform is the boardshort—a perfect fit for the birthplace of surfing. Today, the boardshort is an object of desire around the world, whether hanging in a dingy North Shore surf shop or a hypermodern Manhattan boutique.

Sara Oka, the manager of the textile collection, met with surf world legends and surfshort design pioneers, burrowed through archives, and rifled through thrift stores to tell the boardshort story. Boardshorts: A Perfect Fit, chronicles in a fun, entertaining way the fascinating evolution of a single, simple garment that today is a symbol of extreme sports and a sought-after lifestyle.

Included in the exhibition are a board and swimwear that belonged to six surf stars, past and present: Eddie Aikau, Lisa Anderson, Gerry Lopez, Carissa Moore, Kelly Slater, and Rell Sunn.

The multimedia exhibition, with video of vintage and contemporary wave riders providing a sense of place, is a unique experience.

For more information, visit www.honolulumuseum.org