Book Launch For The Painted King: Art, Activism and Authenticity in Hawai’i
- Venue: Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU
20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003 United States
The Painted King is Dr. Wharton’s first-hand account of his life-changing experiences while working with a rural community to conserve the original King Kamehameha I statue in Kapa’au, on the Big Island of Hawai’i.
Presenters at this book launch will include Glenn Wharton, Mitchell Duneier (Professor of Sociology, Princeton University), John Haworth (Director, George Gustave Heye Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian), Harriet Senie (Professor of Art History, CUNY Graduate Center), John Kuo Wei Tchen (Founding Director, Asian/Pacific/American Institute).
Glenn Wharton serves as time-based media conservator at the Museum of Modern Art and teaches graduate courses on the conservation of cultural heritage in Museum Studies at New York University.
Refreshments will served and books will be available for purchase.