2012

Work that was on view at museum sold for $539K+

Up until last year, if you went to the second-floor gallery of American art, you’d find a celestial scene with...

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Reinstallation of galleries 5 + 6+

You got to follow the reinstallation of Gallery 4, which became the portraiture gallery (here’s a “during” shot). Now closed...

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New jewelry in the museum shop+

Metalsmith Kirsten Lora makes whimsical jewelry out of oxydized sterling silver and handpainted plastic miniature figures. The museum shop just...

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The rise of the guava saplings+

Last week visiting artist Patrick Dougherty and his crew—Hawai‘i artist Leland Miyano, museum staff, volunteers—harvested a forest’s worth of invasive...

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Hawai‘i Art Now members-only opening tonight+

The first concrete sign of Hawai‘i Art Now was Eli Baxter installing her work Ascension on the staircase leading to...

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Doodle4Google stations at Spalding House + School+

It’s time to Doodle 4 Google! The theme this year is “If I could travel in time…” and we are...

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Visitors become impromptu art assistants on vacay+

The stripping of the strawberry guava saplings started on our front lawn today. Sherwood and Gerry Gwan, pictured here, are...

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The great guava harvest of 2012+

Today Patrick Dougherty started work on his installation at the museum—this meant harvesting tons of strawberry guava saplings from Ho‘omaluhia...

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Better view of Thomas Wilfred’s ‘Opus 160′+

Wow! Eugene Epstein, the subject of my previous post, forwarded the blog link to his nephew AJ Epstein. And he...

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The Museum’s rare Lumia+

Last spring, boy was I excited to get a call from a New Yorker fact checker. She wanted to know...

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