Pantheon Contemporary at the Hawaii Theatre
Following the intentional burning of Chinatown to eliminate the threat of bubonic plague, Mr. Silva, the proprietor of the Pantheon Saloon, the oldest operating bar in Honolulu, built a new establishment on Nuuanu Avenue and placed his name proudly at the top of the building. This building housed the third location of his celebrated saloon.
The Hawaii Theatre Center owns the historic structure, and to bring attention to the historical structure and the need for urgent repairs and restoration, the name Pantheon Contemporary has been used to christen the theatre’s multi-purpose Art Hall and Contemporary Art Gallery located just a few doors down the block at 1121 Nuuanu Avenue.
The space has welcomed the following important exhibitions since its opening in 2017:
- Taiji Terasaki – “Feeding the Immortals” (2017)
- Premiere: “Andy Irons: Kissed by God” (2018)
- Taiji Terasaki – “Mist over Ka’ena Point” (2018)
- Honolulu Printmakers Exhibition (2018)
- Alec Singer – “The Enterprise” (2018)
- Taiji Terasaki – “The Ancestors” (2018)
- Ettore Sottsass and Japanese Urushi exhibition (2019)
Upcoming events for 2019 include:
During certain show days, we close the Gallery to the public in order to provide a private catered experience to our donors who are members of our exclusive donor groups, including Corporate Loge Members, and donors in the Visionary, Executive Producer and Producer level members. Members are able to reserve the space for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
To contact our staff regarding upcoming exhibitions and use of the space, click here: Email Contact