Oahu’s Outrigger Reef Honors Hawaii Artist
Waikiki’s Outrigger Reef on the Beach Hotel lobby is now featuring a collection of Polynesian canoe art from the legendary Hawaiian artist Herb Kawainui Kane. While the lobby of the Outrigger has long featured some of Kane’s paintings, the area was dedicated this past Monday as a tribute to the artist who passed away this past March. Kane was one of Hawaii’s preeminent artists and historians, and his incredible career saw his artwork grace seven U.S. postage stamps. A talented writer who was published in National Geographic, Kane also wrote and illustrated three books. This free exhibit of epic Hawaii artwork is one of the best things to do in Oahu. The Outrigger Reef on the Beach recently underwent a $110 million transformation. With all new guestrooms and common areas, the hotel has a new sitting room that features a library of books on Hawaii and Hawaiian artifacts from the Bishop Museum. The remodel even includes a new pool that guests have loved. With Outrigger’s renovation and the display of Herb Kane paintings that deal with Hawaiian history and culture, a visit to the Reef on the Beach is one of the best things to do in Oahu.