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

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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Say Happy Father’s Day with a gift from our Museum Shop+

The middle of June—more specifically, June 17—marks Father’s Day, which...

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Neiman Marcus Runway Report fashion show a stylish benefit for the museum’s programs+

On May 17, Neiman Marcus Honolulu celebrated its 20th anniversary...

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A message about the museum’s valued education work from director Sean O’Harrow+

In 1976, I was a second-grade student at Hokulani Elementary...

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A SoundCloud playlist inspired by ‘Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson’+

Our current contemporary exhibition Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson...

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John Melville Kelly’s “Hawaiian Soldier” sheds image of romanticized hero during World War II+

To commemorate Memorial Day, we choose to highlight American artist...

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As a Blue Star Museum, we offer free admission to military personnel this summer  +

The Honolulu Museum of Art wants to thank active-duty military...

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Staff pick: Dennis Escat on the tilt of the head of Modigliani’s Seated Nude+

“Fifty years of painting and drawing!” He more recently picked...

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Erick Swenson’s mystifying sculpture ‘Ebie’ is right out of a sci-fi movie+

The instant you enter Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson, you...

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