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

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New at the Museum Shop+

New Museum Shop manager Cori Mackie has brought a new look and feel to our stores at the main location...

Read More+ Sunday, April 20, 2014

Lalla Essaydi: Crossing a cultural threshold into prohibited ‘space’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes two striking works by...

Read More+ Sunday, April 20, 2014
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Golden glow: Ogata Kōrin’s ‘Chrysanthemums/Maple Tree’+

Now on view in Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art is this glowing screen. Learn more about it: Ogata...

Read More+ Friday, April 18, 2014
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Susan Thomas: Where woodblock prints go for TLC+

In the museum’s Asian Art print collection vault, Susan Thomas carefully pulls out a black drawer, one of hundreds. “Oh,...

Read More+ Friday, April 18, 2014
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Slow Art Day participant: You should do this again+

On Saturday, the museum took part in Slow Art Day—an international event that happens at art venues around the world—for...

Read More+ Saturday, April 12, 2014
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Revisit Rauschenberg’s ‘Trophy V (for Jasper Johns)’+

Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas put our all-star modern artwork on view in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery...

Read More+ Saturday, April 12, 2014

Stephan Jost: Making the museum accessible to all people+

I am at times asked what makes a great art museum. The answer is quite simple: Great art, strong education...

Read More+ Saturday, April 12, 2014

Get a boost at the new Coffee Bar+

On March 28 the museum opened its Coffee Bar! Located in the tranquil Palm Courtyard, the Coffee Bar serves 100...

Read More+ Friday, April 4, 2014
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For teachers: Museum holds focus group on art and science June 6+

On view at Spalding House through July 6 is the exhibition Inquiring Finds: The Science Behind the Art, which has...

Read More+ Friday, April 4, 2014
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For teachers: Take your students on a sketch tour of the galleries+

Summer school teachers can take their students on a fun field trip that will have kids learning to draw like...

Read More+ Friday, April 4, 2014