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

Docents’ hard work recognized at annual Docent Awards Luncheon+

Monday, Aug. 13, was a bright and sunny day at...

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Museum thanks James Imai, old friend of Maki Haku, for donation of prints+

Currently on view in The Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery...

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Six Art School instructors chosen for Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce exhibition+

Each year since 1978, the Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce supports the...

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How Dog Day illustrator Dru Santiago came up with “Adventure Fun Club”+

Looking for some cheeky, feel-good illustrations of adorable animals and personified...

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Staff notes: Adele Balderston on traveling like Georgia O’Keeffe+

This spring, as five Georgia O’Keeffe paintings from the museum’s...

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School is in session: Art School registration starts Aug. 7+

The arrival of August typically signifies the end of summer...

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Current Art School student spotted in museum archives photo from 1950s+

With a photographer father, art has always been a part...

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Prolific taiko player Kenny Endo on how he is inspired by Gannenmono+

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Japanese immigrants to...

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Kimono’s crested waves pattern represents nature’s vitality+

Crashing baby blue crested waves. Various-sized red, white, yellow, and...

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Celebrating Charles R. Wichman’s dedication to art in Hawaiʻi+

At last month’s meeting, the museum’s board of trustees honored...

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Waikiki Brewing Company brews up custom beer for ‘Hoʻoulu: The King Kalākaua Era’+

After much planning and preparation, on September 13, the exhibition Hoʻoulu:...

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Museum receives anonymous Korean dowry brassware, pays it forward+

Recently the museum received a mysterious package literally addressed to...

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Art Campers create Erick Swenson-inspired crystal manō+

If you’ve stopped by the Art School building since last Saturday, July...

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Museum mourns loss of longtime Japanese language docent Sonoko Ota+

Last week, the museum lost a longtime docent and an all-around bright...

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Learn fun facts about the museum with our new social media series #AskaHoMAdocent+

This probably comes as no surprise to you, but museums are...

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Penelope goes skate punk with special skateboard grip tape in Museum Shop+

On July 20, HI Sk8 Films Shorts Showcase backslides right...

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Honolulu Surf Film Festival guest curator Crystal Thornburg-Homcy wants to inspire you to get involved with the ocean+

Hawai’i-born Crystal Thornburg-Homcy will confidently tell you that her relationship...

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Summer perks for HoMA members!+

There is just under a month left to see Abstruction:...

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Spalding House hosts panel on art’s role in activism and advocacy+

The rapper/director Boots Riley said that “culture is not a...

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