Behind-the-scenes news from the Honolulu Museum of Art

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Pow! Wow! Hawai‘i is back, and that means a new wall mural+

The scaffolding is going up today—star muralist Curiot flies into...

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Art event: Benefit sale of the late, revered Robert Kobayashi’s work happens Feb 4+

When Honolulu-born Robert “Kobi” Kobayashi passed away in December, the...

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Stephan Jost to leave for Toronto: “Leading the museum has been a deep honor”+

Last week Wednesday (Jan. 27), the Art Gallery of Ontario...

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Diving into ‘Spearfishing Omilu Ulua’ with glass artist Edward Clark+

“I think spearfishing has actually saved my life,” says glass...

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Art Spotlight: Portraits of Kabuki Heroes+

Tough Love: Expressions of Confucian Morality in Japanese Woodblock Prints features...

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#followthewhiterabbit: Find this card to begin a #HarajukuHoMA scavenger hunt!+

Fuzzy walls, inflatable unicorns, and giant mushrooms are just a...

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Museum staff and docent Art School exhibitions brim with talent+

“A lot of people are talking about Sam’s piece,” says...

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Director of development Jessica Welch says farewell to the museum+

“I’m going to miss coming to such a beautiful place,”...

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How much is that Ni‘ihau necklace in the window? (and other great items at the shop)+

Shopping season is officially over. But we think you’ll want...

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Pōmaika‘i Elementary School students produce news segment on museum’s classroom poster+

Last year, the museum partnered with the Hawai‘i State Department...

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Staff picks: Extra-last-minute holiday gift guide+

What, just five days left til Christmas? And all you’ve...

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Staff picks: Last-minute holiday gift guide+

We asked museum staffers what Museum Shop offerings catch their...

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Staff Pick: Art School teacher Denise Karabinus+

“I am very passionate about teaching, I feel that it...

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Reem Bassous: Finding identity in her paintings+

Reem Bassous’s solo show Beyond the Archive: Paintings by Reem...

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Honolulu Printmakers Annual Impressions Sale: Nov 27 + 28+

WHEN: Friday, Nov 27, 10am-8 pm • Nov 28, 10am-5pm...

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Meet Jacob Silver, our new executive chef, food + beverage director+

After a four-month search, the museum found someone with the...

Read More+ 3 months ago
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On view in ‘American Array,’ Alice Neel’s ‘Victoria and the Cat.’+

Now on view in the Contemporary Gallery is American Array, a...

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