Decisive Moments: Creating and Collecting

May 30, 2014

"Transparent City #88, 2007" by Michael Wolf, from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce. Note: inhabitants are screening Hitchcock's "Rear Window" in one of the rooms.
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James and Cherye Pierce are sharing 80 photographs from their collection at the Honolulu Museum through June 8.
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   In the art world, private collectors are key to our sense of cultural history.  According to Art Market Monitor, the majority of artworks in museums were acquired with the help of private collectors.  Here,  HPR’s Noe Tanigawa spoke with two Hawai'i collectors who are sharing their photographs with the public.

Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce continues at the Honolulu Museum of Art through June 8th only.   Don't miss the botanicals and surrealist photographs in separate galleries.

For a little more on the art of collecting.