2012

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The museum mourns an American hero+

“Sen. Inouye made great contributions to our community and his loss is mourned by the museum.”—Honolulu Museum of Art director...

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Behind the scenes at the Doris Duke Theatre: Samsara+

As the AV manager at the Doris Duke Theatre, I preview screenings for the week ahead. Yesterday, I watched Ron...

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Congratulations to our Docent Class of 2012!+

Yesterday our latest group of 24 docents graduated and had a little ceremony with director Stephan Jost, director of tour...

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The Museum is in a great new book+

Just out from Globe Pequot Press is A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America’s Hidden Art Museums. And guess what—the...

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The Museum Shop: Accessorize!+

The Honolulu Museum of Art Shop may be known for its stellar selection of art books, but did you know...

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Images from the ‘Oiwi Film Festival+

Mahalo nui to everyone who attended the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival! Here are images from the opening-night reception—it was great fun,...

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Swords + Thrones at the museum+

Last Sunday’s Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Swords + Thrones was a jousting good time, with members of the Society...

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Seeing ‘Courage and Strength’ through the eyes of soldiers+

“I like this picture because if I had to guess, he was on patrol or had a long day of...

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The Museum Shop: Home design must-haves+

The Honolulu Museum of Art Shop has something for everyone on your list—from stylish grandmother to precocious toddler. And it’s...

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Walking Dead invade museum!+

The museum’s Haunted House was a graveyard smash yesterday! The place was filled with costumed kids, who stood in line...

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A curator in China: Shawn Eichman leads Silk Road tour+

Just got these images from the museum’s Asian Art Curator Shawn Eichman (that’s him on the far right in the...

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Update on Artists of Hawai‘i 2013+

Yesterday was the last day to submit work for Artists of Hawai‘i 2013. Jay Jensen, curator of contemporary art, and...

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Makeover update: The reinstallation is almost done!+

We’re almost done! The last phase of the reinstallation of the galleries of European and American art will begin tomorrow...

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Mile-high ‘Wheatfield’+

Our van Gogh painting, Wheatfield, has covered a lot of ground this year. First, as part of Van Gogh Up...

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Responding to ‘Courage + Strength’+

The photography exhibition Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served has been a moving experience for many visitors,...

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Words for a queen+

The exhibition A Thousand Words and Counting at Spalding House is actually made up of five smaller exhibitions. One of...

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Garden of Reflection Week 6+

For our final week at the Spalding House, the Academy of the Pacific students and I touched up and secured...

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Garden of Reflection Week 5+

The students from Academy of the Pacific take a break after adding some finishing touches to our colored mirror and...

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Garden of Reflection Week 4+

Students from Academy of the Pacific help install the colorful mirrors which reflect upon the entrance of the Cades Pavilion...

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Two more reinstalled galleries to see!: 20th-century art+

People who attend Two Museums and a Royal Palace tonight will be the first to see the two latest galleries...

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Garden of Reflection Week 3+

Week 3 of our Garden of Reflection installation has produced some unexpected light effects and placement of reflective objects. Visitors...

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New in the galleries: Dazzling porcelain display+

Back in November, Amber Ludwig, curatorial assistant in the European and American Art department, wrote about her project creating an...

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Garden of Reflection: Week 1+

It was a great first weekend here at Spalding House! Here I am installing the colored mirrors, which museum visitors...

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New at Spalding House: Garden of Reflection+

I’m the new Orvis Artist in Residence at Spalding House—I start my installation on July 21. This is my first...

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Art to Go in action+

Abbey Day, our outreach program coordinator, has shared some wonderful presentations of two Art to Go sessions that ended in...

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Using art to develop a better doctor+

In 2010, the museum, working with the John A. Burns School of Medicine, created the for-credit elective Enhancing Clinical Skills...

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Help support art education at the ArTEE Party, June 10+

Eleven of Hawaii’s top artists gather at Whole Foods Kahala, Sunday, June 10, for the arTEE Party. Visit the Whole...

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An art project E.O. Wilson would love+

Andrea Jonna Charuk completed her second weekend as Orvis Artist in Residence at Spalding House on Sunday. Her project Take...

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Support art education—buy Organik Tshirts at Whole Foods Kahala May 20+

All kinds of people and groups come together on May 20 to raise money for our Art to Go outreach...

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Rare recylocium plastica blooming at museum+

The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Major Flower and Horticulture Show opens May 11. This huge, gorgeous three-day event happens only...

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