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

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A message from the Director+

Aloha HoMA Community, I hope this message finds you well...

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HoMA Café’s Arnold Palmer with Ginger Lemonade+

An Arnold Palmer is just a fancy way to order...

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Staying “in” fashion, or the #infit+

This essay, penned for the long weekend, is part of...

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Kaigetsudō Ando’s “Courtesan”: dressing to stay in+

This essay, penned for the long weekend, is part of...

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May 22: World Goth Day+

May 22 is World Goth Day. First celebrated in the...

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Happy Birthday, Bruddah Iz!+

Israel Ka‘ano‘i Kamakawiwo‘ole, born on May 20, 1959, was an...

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Curate your own mini-exhibition+

Making a mini-exhibition is an opportunity to look at your...

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HoMA Artist Spotlight: Heather Giugni+

HoMA is spotlighting the work of artists in our community...

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“30 Americans” through the lens of role-play, part 2+

Role-play, or the taking on of another persona, can serve...

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Hon’ami Kōetsu’s teabowl+

For the past few weeks, my interaction with HoMA’s collection...

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The Musical Nature of Onchi Kōshirō’s Abstract Prints+

Abstract art can be particularly challenging to discuss. The Abstract...

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“30 Americans” through the lens of role play, part 1+

This two-part blog post takes a closer look at selected...

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HoMA Artist Spotlight: ʻĀina Paikai+

HoMA is spotlighting the work of artists in our community...

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The Red Cliff+

A few months ago, most people would be forgiven if...

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In Praise of Mothers+

While chatting on the telephone with my friend the other...

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Maitreya: hope for the future+

Sit. Think. Wait—for the isolation to end, for a future...

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Capturing a sunset: Hiroshige’s “Evening Glow at Seta”+

During this quarantine, many of us spend our free time...

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HoMA Artist Spotlight: Gaye Chan+

Hawaiʻi artist Gaye Chan is in the process of documenting her...

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Yaozen: Hiroshige’s celebration of a fine restaurant in 19th century Japan+

Although neon signs in their windows reassure us that they...

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HoMA Artist Spotlight: Ty Sanga+

HoMA is spotlighting the work of artists in our community...

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‘Ulu and Hawaiian quilting+

This “‘Ulu (Breadfruit)” Hawaiian quilt by Ruby Thompson was made...

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The Orchid Pavilion+

For better or worse, alcohol consumption has been a fundamental...

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Yōkai and the visualization of disease+

In the past few weeks, as the international pandemic has...

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Social distancing in the context of Japanese art, part 2+

Recently, I wrote about how a work of portraiture and...

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Social distancing in the context of Japanese art, part 1+

In addition to the physical danger that it poses, the...

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HoMA community MUBI subscription, and a Curator’s Pick+

HoMA is thrilled to team up with streaming service MUBI...

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HoMA Artist Spotlight: filmmaker Jalena Keane-Lee+

Jalena Keane-Lee is a social justice filmmaker and the spring...

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Dietrich Varez’s block print “Honolulu Academy”+

In the 1990s, the late Hawai‘i-based artist Dietrich Varez created...

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Compassion embodied by the Bodhisattva Guanyin+

As I write this on April 2, today marks the...

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