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

Museum hires Samuel Gelfy as curator of millennial culture+

Over the past decade the museum has taken steps to better engage younger audiences. By many measures the museum has...

Read More+ Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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First Sundance ShortsLab: Honolulu—fostering talent and building community+

“A film set is a rolling ball of chaos and imminent failure,” said visiting filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha MacLean at the...

Read More+ Monday, March 30, 2015

Hamid Rahmanian: His four-year journey into ‘Shahnameh’+

Since the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art opened in February, the museum, in tandem with...

Read More+ Monday, March 30, 2015
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Local artists sure to shine at Contempo #Artshop+

Collecting art is a life-enriching experience, and Contempo #Artshop is sure to set young collectors on the right track to...

Read More+ Monday, March 30, 2015
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‘D’Arranged Marriage’ finds comedy in intergenerational conflict+

Fresh off the first Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival, the museum keeps the funny coming April 9 and 10 with D’Arranged...

Read More+ Monday, March 30, 2015

Stephan Jost: What should our museum look like in five years?+

To mark #MuseumWeek, which runs March 23 to 29, the UK newspaper The Guardian asked directors of British museums: “What...

Read More+ Friday, March 20, 2015

New at Spalding House Shop: Contemporary jewelry by Carly Wright+

You’ll find New York–based jewelry designers new nature-inspired contemporary jewelry at the Spalding House Shop this spring. Her singular wearable...

Read More+ Friday, March 20, 2015
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Shahzia Sikander on her Shangri La installation ‘Unseen’ and contemporary Islamic art+

Artist Shahzia Sikander has been busy the last few years. In 2012, the U.S. State Department honored her and four...

Read More+ Friday, March 20, 2015
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Three ‘ie toga mats go on view for the first time+

On view through Aug. 9, Shifting Values of Plaited Power highlights the weaving traditions of the Pacific with skillfully crafted...

Read More+ Monday, March 16, 2015
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Kimee Balmilero guarantees you’ll LOL your pants at the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival+

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Kimee Balmilero’s professional credits include the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids series Hi-5, the original Broadway cast...

Read More+ Monday, March 16, 2015