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

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‘An American Artist in Postwar Japan’ breaks new ground for print exhibitions+

When An American Artist in Postwar Japan: The Prints of Marian Korn goes on view Thursday, it will be the...

Read More+ Friday, May 22, 2015

Find out what Giant Robot artist Yoskay Yamamoto has in store for #ArtShop+

The upcoming massive exhibition at Contempo #ArtShop at Spalding House, opening June 18, includes a pop-up gallery from the juggernaut...

Read More+ Friday, May 22, 2015
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Museum curators get recognized by their peers for ‘Modern Love’+

Last week the Association of Art Museum Curators announced the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence for curatorial work...

Read More+ Monday, May 18, 2015
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A fond farewell to longtime café manager Tracy Gunn+

“I feel like I’ve grown up here,” said café manager Tracy Gunn last Thursday—her second to last day with the...

Read More+ Sunday, May 17, 2015
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Ayad Alkadhi on ‘I Am Baghdad XV’+

  The exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art includes work by contemporary Islamic artists who have...

Read More+ Friday, May 15, 2015
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Legislature approves $1.5 million grant for the museum+

After almost two years of planning, lobbying, and giving testimony at the capitol, the museum received good news last month...

Read More+ Friday, May 15, 2015
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Bringing heroes and villains to life: Orvis Artist in the Museum Kahiau Beamer+

If the films that Hollywood has churned out in recent years are any indication, we are living in an era...

Read More+ Monday, May 11, 2015
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Staff Picks: Katherine Love+

“I like to support and promote women artists, because sometimes I feel like they get overlooked,” says curatorial assistant for...

Read More+ Monday, May 11, 2015
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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Maya Lea Portner+

“I want to pin each piece to the wall,” said artist Maya Lea Portner, holding a strip of white-painted board...

Read More+ Thursday, May 7, 2015
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‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ update: Three studio visits with James Jensen+

With the opening of Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 less than two months away, many of the artists are in the...

Read More+ Monday, May 4, 2015
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Mark Hukill: Doris Duke Theatre’s projectionist with a globe-trotting past+

If you’ve attended a film at the Doris Duke Theatre in the past year, you may have noticed a change—films...

Read More+ Monday, May 4, 2015
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The process: In dialogue with artist Reem Bassous and curator Healoha Johnston+

Opening in December is the exhibition Beyond the Archive: Paintings by Reem Bassous. That may seem miles away to you,...

Read More+ Monday, May 4, 2015
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Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Guided School Tour sign up begins July 1+

For the second year in a row, the Honolulu Museum of Art Education Department will start online reservations for guided...

Read More+ Friday, May 1, 2015
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Classroom Poster Project progresses—get yours now!+

For the past few months, educators from the Honolulu Museum of Art have been collaborating with educators from the Department...

Read More+ Friday, May 1, 2015
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Join us for Teachers Take on the Galleries at ARTafterDARK May 29!+

Are you a teacher who enjoys ARTafterDARK? Come and take on a gallery! Join a museum educator for a short...

Read More+ Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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School tour: Mabuhay! Art of the Philippines+

Take a trip across the sea! Learn about the diversity and rich heritage of Filipino art, life and culture—from indigenous...

Read More+ Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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For Teachers: Learn hands-on art activities at teachers’ PK-2 workshop June 13+

Please join us for our next teacher workshop, on June 13. This interactive session highlights the most engaging aspects of...

Read More+ Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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Summer guided tour: The Great Outdoors+

This summer let’s explore the Great Outdoors! Through the Honolulu Museum of Art’s collection of landscape paintings, students will explore...

Read More+ Monday, April 27, 2015
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George Rickey sculptures receive some TLC+

The kinetic sculptures of George Rickey are mesmerizing. Found on the lawns of both museum locations, these engineering feats perform...

Read More+ Monday, April 27, 2015
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Peter Helto’s steampunk side revealed in this Staff Pick+

Have you ever left home without your phone? Many of us feel lost when the aggregate of all human understanding...

Read More+ Monday, April 27, 2015
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Museum outreach: Students use art to communicate the science of Mānoa stream+

In February, Honolulu Museum of Art School instructors took students from Prince Kuhio Elementary and Ala Wai Elementary to Mānoa...

Read More+ Sunday, April 19, 2015

Spend Mother’s Day at the museum because why wouldn’t you?+

Sunday, May 10, is Mother’s Day and the museum is making arrangements for you and Mom to make the most...

Read More+ Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Something is taking root at Spalding House+

Since last Friday the Spalding House Café chef Susan Lai Hipp has been able to source local ingredients at a...

Read More+ Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Alison Beste’s Oil Tanker Sunsets—musings on the process+

  Alison Beste is an artist featured in the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2015, opening July 2. Below is her...

Read More+ Friday, April 17, 2015
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Deb Nehmad’s ‘Wasted’ opening at Kim Foster Gallery April 9+

“It was literally my dream come true,” says Deb Nehmad about being at the opening of her first solo exhibition...

Read More+ Friday, April 17, 2015

9 ways to make Mom feel special+

Mother’s Day arrives in two weeks—are you ready? No? Leaving it til the last minute? The Honolulu Museum of Art...

Read More+ Friday, April 17, 2015
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Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show+

Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound,...

Read More+ Monday, April 13, 2015
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Behind the scenes: Curator James Jensen visits Masami Teraoka’s studio+

Last week, curator James Jensen visited Masami Teraoka’s studio in Waimānalo as we enter the homestretch to the May 30...

Read More+ Monday, April 13, 2015
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Museum staffers’ HIFF Spring Showcase picks+

The Hawaii International Film Festival is the cinema partner of the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre—we love what each other does....

Read More+ Monday, April 13, 2015
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Security officer Cyril Ruthenberg on his wild photographic recognition+

In February, part-time security officer Cyril Ruthenberg received news that one of his photograph had placed in the top 50...

Read More+ Friday, April 10, 2015