E Kū Ana Ka Paia: Unification, Responsibility and the Kū Images
June 5 through October 4, 2010, Hawaiian Hall

This summer, two of the three largest and most famous Kū images will be reunited: the grand temple image from Bishop Museum’s collections and another from the British Museum in London. This exhibition will mark the first time the British Museum Kū has returned to Hawai‘i since its departure over 170 ago, and will coincide with the bicentennial commemoration of the unification of the Hawaiian Islands by Kamehameha I. The two images will be on display during the season of Kauwela, a time traditionally associated with Kū. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience these two incredible images.