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Quiz: How’s Your Art Deco Eye?

Can you name that Honolulu art deco building?


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Honolulu Art Deco Quiz

Photos: David Croxford


You may not have noticed this before, but Honolulu is full of art deco. A new exhibit opening at the Honolulu Museum of Art in July makes the case that Hawaii had a flourishing school of artists, creating all kinds of beautiful, innovative art deco work in the years between the two world wars. The exhibit mainly focuses on paintings, prints and sculpture, but one prominent way that the distinctive aesthetic popped up in Honolulu was through the city's architecture. See how many of these classic art-deco-influenced buildings you can identify—you might be surprised at your eye for art deco.


Art Deco Buildings in Honolulu:

a. Alexander and Baldwin Building

b. The Gump Building

c. Honolulu Academy of Arts

d. Central Fire Station

e. Aloha Tower

f. Lobby of Dillingham Transportation Building

g. C. Brewer Building

h. Royal Hawaiian Hotel

i. Kewalo Theater

 

 

 

 

 

Answer Key

1. b       2. h       3. a       4. e       5. d      6. c       7. f      8. i       9. g
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