2011

Scenes from Kama‘aina Christmas 2011+

Every December, the museum holds Kama‘aina Christmas, its gala fundraiser. We are so grateful to the co-chairs, volunteers and attendees...

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Students from Young Artists Fall 2011 classes show their stuff+

Do you need a holiday pick-me-up? Take a break from shopping at the Fall Young Artists exhibition—the fantastic artwork is...

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Academy Registrar in Beijing 4: On Location in the Palace Museum+

For the “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City,”  I had the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes access to the...

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HCC communications class creates campaigns for the museum!+

The students of Lee Schaller’s Communication Arts 101 class at Honolulu Community College had a final project to do for...

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The governor knew James Jones+

Last night the Doris Duke Theatre screened From Here to Eternity, as part of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day AND the...

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Dec 7: A Hawai‘i artist’s connection to Japan+

Last month, BBC journalist and presenter Peter Snow interviewed Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas via Skype for...

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Academy Registrar in Beijing 3: Encounters with the Unexpected+

Third in my series on being a courier for “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City.”  Part of my...

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How a registrar prepares for an assignment to Beijing+

Several months before going to Beijing as a courier for “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City” in October,...

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Forbidden City, Beijing+

As HAA’s registrar I often escort our artwork to foreign places.  In October I was very lucky to be part...

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Coming to the Academy: Natural textile artist Akihiko Izukura+

The Honolulu Academy of Arts is honored to have internationally recognized natural artist Akihiko Izukura give a series of workshops...

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No World Art Bazaar+

After 29 years of World Art Bazaar, the Honolulu Academy of Arts will not be holding the event. We encourage...

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All the trimmings!+

Looking for a few new decorations to add to this year’s tree? We’ve got boughfuls of them, from around the...

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Clay play at Spalding House+

As part of the opening of the fall exhibitions and installations at Spalding House, the Academy held a Members Morning...

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Members’ opening of ‘Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City’+

Last night’s members’ opening reception for Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City was the culmination of a year...

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Academy Art Center Visual Studies class project+

Last year, for the first time, the Academy Art Center offered a class on Visual Studies, taught by artist, educator...

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Curator’s Notes: The New Ceramics Cabinet+

Many museums are re-installing their ceramics collections in a manner that reflects the high point of innovation in Western ceramics—the...

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Curator’s notes: Extreme Makeover: Gallery 4 Edition+

At long last, Gallery 4 has a new look! When I arrived at the Academy three years ago, I was...

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More exciting changes: The new portraiture gallery+

A gallery is the canvas of curators. It is amazing to see what they do with four bare walls. In...

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Curator’s Notes: Delving into ‘Anxiety’s Edge’+

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new contemporary art gallery. The work is installed, the floors are...

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Curator’s notes: Update on new contemporary art gallery+

When Gallery 27 reopens on Sept. 16, one of the most prominent changes you’ll see is the addition of what...

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Curator’s notes: A new arrival—George Rickey+

Have you noticed something different about the Academy as you drive by? On Aug. 2, we welcomed a new arrival...

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Thanks for coming to August Moon!+

August 6 was a special night at the Academy—about 300 people who care about supporting arts education (and good wine...

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Curator’s notes: More on Gallery 27 changes+

Our installation staff is busy in Gallery 27 removing temporary walls and building new ones to break up the gallery...

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Surf legends night at the Doris Duke Theatre+

Last night was the closing of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival sold out—and it was a sellout. We were honored...

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We have a winnah! 2: Dr. Tom Shearer+

At the opening night of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival, we had a drawing to win a Surftech SUP board....

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Curator’s notes: Transformation of Gallery 27 starts next week+

This is the first entry for what I hope will be a series about the reinstallation of Gallery 27—where the...

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Blue Star Museums day! Special guests help celebrate.+

The Academy was one of six museums chosen from across the nation to host a Blue Star Museums Joining Forces...

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Robert Reed’s BOH Family Sunday experience+

I’ll have to admit that the possibility of hundreds of children swarming in to my installation made me nervous at...

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Artist in Residence Robert Reed: Update on my interactive mini-golf sculpture+

This was a very busy week of building the foundation for my interactive sculpture. I had lots of great visitors...

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