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

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Museum shop celebrates Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 with brand new swag!+

Love the art in Artists of Hawai‘i 2015? Take some home with you! Museum Shop...

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How Director of the Art School Vince Hazen got his teaching groove back+

Summertime, and the Art School is busy. It’s crawling with kids of all ages in...

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Meet our members: Why Carol Takayama went from moviegoer to museum member overnight (thanks Iris!)+

“That was the first time I ever went to a movie by myself,” said Honolulu...

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Into the dragon’s den: Visiting the home of our Korean Dragon Jar+

Last year, visiting curator of Korean art Ga Young Oh shared insight on the museum’s...

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Meet our members: Shoko and Andrew Livingston (and their #ArtShop experience!)+

The goal of Contempo #ArtShop, which ended yesterday, basically was the museum’s new mission: To...

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Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Jesse Houlding on the process for his ‘Truck Drawing’ series+

Note: This is the last progress report from an Artist of Hawai‘i 2015 artist before...

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Shop at Tori Richard Ala Moana and get a FREE museum membership+

We’re excited to announce that from today to June 28, for every $100 you spend at...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Lauren Trangmar on the Process of Creation+

A small collection of process-related sneak peeks: The beginning… A spread from the beginning of...

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Meet Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura: Connecting with people through art+

In 1994, Eric Nakamura was a cool 24-year-old Japanese-American punk skater in LA into art...

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Artist Ekundayo on what lies ‘Beneath the Surface’—the new mural in the theater+

From May 25 to 30, Hawai‘i-born visual artist was in the Doris Duke Theatre, transforming...

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Museum Shop: Make a Father’s Day gift of Kahi Ching’s Family Sunday bonsai works+

This month’s Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday—celebrating “homegrown” art and featuring Artists of Hawai‘i 2015’s...

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Contempo #ArtShop: Artist Jane Hammond on her lush botanical collages+

At the heart of Contempo #ArtShop, opening June 19 at Spalding House, is an exhibition...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Emily McIlroy on her path to ‘Sky Burial’+

Sky Burial, the largest and most labor intensive piece I’ve been working on for Artists...

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Stephan Jost: Refreshing our vision, mission, and values+

Ever since Anna Rice Cooke founded the museum in 1927, the Board of Trustees has...

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Signed posters and original prints by Masami Teraoka at the shop+

Just in time for Feast of Fools: The Triptych paintings of Masami Teraoka, the museum...

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Volunteer Dottie Suiso: She’s got that twinkle in her eye+

Sitting behind the front desk in a green and white mu‘umu‘u, half-hidden by the newly...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 update: Apps and pastry wrappings+

Regular blog readers may remember that earlier this month, curator of contemporary art James Jensen...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Lauren Trangmar on her research process+

Curiosity is the desire to uncover what lies beyond our present understanding of the world. Alongside...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Staff Picks: Katherine Love+

“I like to support and promote women artists, because sometimes I feel like they get...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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