Guests can taste the art at museum’s new spring benefit ‘Palette’

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - What happens when great chefs are inspired by art? People can find out at Palette, the Honolulu Museum of Art's spring benefit to support its education programs, exhibitions and collection. The museum invited five chefs to explore its collection, select an artwork and create dishes inspired by their choice. The stellar results will be served April 6 at a new event where guests can taste the art. All galleries will be open, including the special exhibition Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson, and museum curators will give micro talks about the art that inspired the chefs.

Palette offers different ways to experience the evening of art and food—guests can choose between mobile sampling at chef stations or a seated dinner service with full-plate offerings and a chance to meet the chefs.

Featured chefs include Lee Anne Wong from Koko Head Café, Kevin Lee of Pai, Robert Paik, Honolulu Museum of the Art Café, and  Wade Ueoka and Michelle Karr-Ueoka from  MW Restaurant.

The evening also includes music by DJ Tittahbyte and a photo booth complete with Hokusai's Great Wave as a backdrop.

Individual tickets are $200 ($250 at the door on April 6): Includes access to five chef stations serving a total of 10 different small bites, hosted bar, and the museum galleries. Tickets can be purchased at

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