Jaggar Museum: Herb Kane Mural Restored

September 22, 2015, 10:35 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:11 PM
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Grants and donations from Tourism Care and Friends of Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park have led to the restoration of Herb Kawainui Kane’s wall mural of Hawaiian deities, “A Pantheon of Volcano Spirits,” at HVNP’s Jaggar Museum.

Park officials say that Tourism Cares provided the park with an $8,000 grant, while FHVNP donated 32 hours of service and $1,600 to bring the work back to its original condition.

The art piece, which depicts volcano goddess Pelehonuamea, her brother shark god Kamohoali’i, rival demigod Kamapua’a, and other Hawaiian deities associated with volcanoes, was recently described by the park as “once again bright and colorful.”

Kane, one of Hawai’i’s most well-known and bellowed artists, passed away in 2011. Several of his art pieces are displayed throughout the park.

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