Island of Big Island

The Isaacs Art Center, located in a historic 1915 school building in the center of Waimea, is run for the exclusive benefit of the financial aid program at Hawai‘i Preparatory Academy, a private K-12 college-preparatory school. The center’s permanent collection features the work of Madge Tennent, whose Girl in Red, Hawaiians Hanging Holoku and Lei Queen Fantasia hang prominently in the gallery alongside Herb Kawainui Kane’s The Arrival of Captain Cook at Kealakekua Bay in January 1779, and Irish artist Hugh Frazer’s 1826 painting The Battle of Clontarf. The Isaacs Art Center gallery offers for sale rare works by leading Hawaiian artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, as well as sculpture and furniture by contemporary Big Island master woodworkers, Asian porcelain and objets d’art, and carefully selected collectibles and jewelry of the highest quality. Open Tuesday- Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Admission is free. 

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