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Bank of Hawaii Awards $100,000 Grant to The Contemporary Museum

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Honolulu, Hawaii (March 9, 2007) - The Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation has granted $100,000 to The Contemporary Museum (TCM) in support of its Contemporary Campaign. The pledge will support the establishment of a new museum wing, community gathering and education spaces, an expanded library and dedicated gallery areas for exhibition of TCM’s permanent collections.

Bank of Hawaii Vice Chairman and Bank of Hawaii Charitable Foundation President Donna Tanoue said, “The Contemporary Museum is a vibrant part of Hawaii’s cultural landscape. Bank of Hawaii is delighted to help further TCM’s growth, enabling children and adults to enjoy contemporary art in our community.”

Bank of Hawaii shows wonderful leadership support as we plan for expansion to better serve our community and visitors with a beautiful venue of historic homes and landscaped gardens in which to experience the art of our time,” said Georgianna Lagoria, Director of The Contemporary Museum. “Bank of Hawaii joins our trustees and closest friends to help make this dream a reality.”

Located on four acres in Makiki Heights, Honolulu, TCM is Hawaii’s only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art. TCM’s collection and exhibition programs focus on art produced since 1940 by international, national and Hawai‘i artists. The Museum holds more than 2,800 works by contemporary masters and emerging artists, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, vessels, photographs, and works on paper. TCM also provides free education programs and special events for the community throughout the year.