Halloween ARTafterDARK 2012

The Honolulu Museum of Art hosts occasional ARTafterDARK events, such as this year’s Halloween event.

As the sun set over the horizon, things at the Honolulu Museum of Art were just starting to heat up.  Bus loads of museum visitors all lined up outside, everyone decked out in their Halloween finest.  The costumes were many and varied, ranging from couples costumes like Aladdin and Jasmine, to Egyptian Pharaohs, superheroes, magical witches, zombies,

Aromas from appetizing foods wafted through the halls, and music blared from the live performances.  Despite the entrance line going down the block, once inside the museum didn’t seem overly crowded.  Besides, it was easy enough to duck into one of the exhibit halls for a little peace and serenity – as well as for stunning works of art spanning millennia from all over the world.  There is something fun about walking amongst ancient statues as Captain Hook meanders around nearby.  Each person in costume is their own work of art, and events like this are a chance to enjoy the living art as well as the paintings on the wall.