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Art makes kids smart+

A big part of our work at the Honolulu Museum of Art revolves around the premise that art makes kids...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 | Emily McIlroy: Wild Flesh+

In her book Finding Beauty in a Broken World, author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams defines “bewilderness” as “the place...

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The museum’s enlightening visit from fashion designer Sandhya Garg+

Thanks to the ever-broadening appeal fostered by the museum’s variety of exhibitions, events and tours, there’s no limit to who...

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End-of-year giving tax savings: Good through Dec 31+

If you’re 70 and a half years old or older, we’ve got good news about tax-free giving options. Last Friday,...

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See a different view of ‘Land Division’ through Jan 4+

In an unorthodox move, the museum has repositioned the two elements of the installation Land Division: An Installation by Sean...

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Holiday greetings from director Stephan Jost+

Happy holidays from me and the entire staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art. I want to thank everyone for...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Ready, steady, go!+

Last Tuesday, the eight artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 gathered in museum director Stephan Jost’s office for an...

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Holiday shopping: You would give them the world, and you can!+

Less than a week to go, and you still haven’t gotten a gift for your loved ones. You’d give them...

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Makin’ mosquitoes: Helping teach science through art+

In Stephanie Sherlock’s classroom at Queen Ka‘ahumanu Elementary School on a Friday morning last month, Honolulu Museum of Art’s outreach...

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Experience a sound-and-sketch session on Feb. 28+

Opening Feb. 27 is a whole new experience at the museum—Andy Graydon’s sound installation Fig. 1. We’ve designed a workshop...

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For Teachers: Less = More Teacher Workshop on Feb.14+

To help educators get the most out of our upcoming exhibition Less = More, the museum is holding a teacher...

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New school tour explores connections between art and math+

Opening on Feb. 4 is our new curriculum-driven exhibition Less = More at Spalding House. This time art makes tangible...

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For Teachers: Museum holds focus group on art and math Jan 16+

Did you experience Finding X at Spalding House last year? Are you interested in introducing your students to the connections...

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Marc Thomas: The narrowing space between work and home+

“Most people know me as a painter, but this show is different,” says Marc Thomas, chief preparator at the Honolulu...

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Parka life: Yup’ik cultural educator Chuna McIntyre on one of the museum’s latest acquistions+

The new exhibition Recent Acquisitions features art in a wide range of media, from woodwork and photography to ceramics and...

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Stocking stuffer alert: Museum Shop is only place on the island to stock Runbells+

Do you run in town, or know people who do? You’re going at a good clip and up ahead see...

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‘Love Vibes’ explored new territory in 1990′s Japan+

“I was always interested in manga, ever since I was a little girl,” says pioneering manga superstar Erica Sakurazawa, talking...

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Holiday shopping: Sexy shapes for your scents+

After seeing Buzz Blodgett’s handblown creations, it’s no surprise to learn that the Encinitas, California–based artist is an ocean-loving waterman....

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Making order out of chaos: John Sy+

The museum’s development department helps keep the lights on and everything in motion. They position the museum for sustained growth...

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The season of giving: See the museum’s recent gifts and acquisitions starting Thursday+

Museums are constantly adding to their collections—filling the gaps of periods, artists and media—through purchases, but more often through gifts....

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Flower girl: Joyce Tomonari+

Joyce Tomonari pulls clippers from a pocket on the front of her black apron as she feels her way around...

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Tori Richard + Matson = aloha shirts you need+

Have you looked at the Eugene Savage murals on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i and thought, “That would make a...

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Museum educators and DOE bridge art to the Common Core+

On November 12, the conference room at the Hawai‘i Department of Education was transformed into a large classroom as museum...

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The collectors: Michael Horikawa+

Michael Horikawa walks through his East O‘ahu home rattling off a detailed provenance of the artwork on the walls, along...

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Jennifer Leung: Stewarding art from acquisition to exhibition+

The museum has seven exhibitions opening this fall and winter, from Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art, the last in...

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Outgoing ARTafterDARK advisory board members go out with a printing bang+

ARTafterDARK has grown exponentially since it launched in 2004. Last month’s event brought in 2,300 people—and it was a rainy...

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Meet our members: Roberta Schmitz+

It’s gratifying getting to know visitors in the galleries and at events. Museum staff love it when we see familiar...

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The poetry of courtesan Utagawa highlighted in a woodblock print+

Every couple of months, our Asian art department ­puts up a new rotation of Japanese woodblock prints in the Robert...

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New in the shop: Clutch hits from wrk-shp+

Museum Shop manager Cori Mackie is the best dressed person on staff. So when she brings in new accessories, us...

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Facebook contest winner Roy Chang on his inspiration+

From September 15 to October 10 on our Facebook page we invited people to submit their interpretations of works within...

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