Alfred Preis in Hawaiʻi: Vienna Émigré, Architect and Advocate

This exhibit celebrates the life and work of Alfred Preis who designed over 180 built projects and landmark buildings in Honolulu, including the entrance to the Honolulu Zoo and the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. He was the founding Executive Director of the State Foundation for the Culture and the Arts (1963 to 1980) and, in 1967, made Hawai‘i the first state to require that one percent of the construction budget for public projects be set aside for public art.

The exhibit features photographs of architectural works by Preis and information about his work in Hawai’i.

Opening event will occur on Friday, January 14th at 4pm with a lecture by Professor Axel Schmitzberger (CalPolyPomona) and Assistant Professor Laura McGuire (University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa).

This exhibit is organized by the Hawai‘i Art Alliance and is sponsored by Austrian Consulate General of Los Angeles, the Hawai‘i Art Alliance, and the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.

Lane Gallery in Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street.

Monday—Friday 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Closed state and federal holidays.

Free admission.

For more information please contact 808-768-6622 and