2014

Stephan Jost: Making the museum accessible to all people+

I am at times asked what makes a great art museum. The answer is quite...

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Get a boost at the new Coffee Bar+

On March 28 the museum opened its Coffee Bar! Located in the tranquil Palm Courtyard,...

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For teachers: Museum holds focus group on art and science June 6+

On view at Spalding House through July 6 is the exhibition Inquiring Finds: The Science...

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For teachers: Take your students on a sketch tour of the galleries+

Summer school teachers can take their students on a fun field trip that will have...

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Spend quality time with five works at Slow Art Day this weekend+

For the first time, the Honolulu Museum of Art participates in Slow Art Day, which...

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For teachers: Museum holds special educators-only tour of ‘Art Deco Hawai‘i’+

Save the date! Teachers are cordially invited to an educators-only tour and discussion of Art...

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Shangri La’s inside man: Paul Carry+

This past October, museum director Stephan Jost appointed Paul Carry as Lead Interpretive Guide at...

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Lending Collection is a free resource for teachers+

Imagine a library of art objects and collectibles that span time and space designed just...

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School tour connects art and literature+

From a bronze sculpture of Pénélope, to an Indian clay relief of Rama and Sita,...

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For teachers: June 28 tour activities workshop+

The museum invites educators to sign up for our next teacher workshop that takes place...

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The museum and HIFF are now proud cinema partners!+

In the works for a few months now, our new cinema partnership with the Hawaii...

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Chen Qiulin: I’ve hidden nothing in these videos+

Now on view through June 15 is the video installation Chen Qiulin: The Empty City,...

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Krista Jurisich on her work ‘The Houses Are Crying II’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce...

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Tiny Chinese shoes+

The new textile exhibition Remaining Remnants features things made with fabric scraps and rags. Back...

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Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute spreads Persian culture at the museum+

For the second time, the museum’s monthly ARTafterDARK party celebrates Noruz—the Persian New Year—this Friday....

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Docent council co-presidents: World travelers who like to see lightbulbs go off+

Be flexible. That’s the mantra taught in the museum’s docent training program. Visitors have different...

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Maui artist Michael Takemoto invites you to a ‘Transcendental Infestation’+

Two weeks ago, Maui-based artist Michael Takemoto and his wife, Rae Takemoto, were in the...

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Artist Soo Kim: I consider my practice mistake-driven+

Los Angeles–based artist Soo Kim’s works Midnight Reykjavik 12 (pictured above) and (very softly) are...

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Kinetic teaching tool: Ross Mukai’s Rube Goldberg machine at Spalding House+

Spalding House curator Aaron Padilla was looking for a way to illustrate the idea of...

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Museum celebrates Micronesia with exhibition, workshops and film+

To celebrate the arts and traditions of a growing part of Hawai‘i’s social fabric, the...

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Between the stacks: Head librarian Sachiyo Kawai‘ae‘a+

  Tucked away between two French oil paintings in the museum’s Modernism gallery—Amédée Ozenfant’s Accords...

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Making a statement: Allyn Bromley on her works ‘Green Piece’ and ‘Kaka‘ako’+

Artist Allyn Bromley holds up her hand to reveal a middle finger that curves to...

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On the frontline: Kim Hutchison+

Here at the Honolulu Museum of Art, highly accomplished individuals work together to deliver high-quality,...

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Critique Session: Experts review our European and American art galleries, Friday, Feb 28+

The Hawai‘i Museums Association is holding a critique session of our reinstalled European and American...

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Artist Hanasaurusrex: On yarnbombing and mermaids in Hawai‘i+

More than 100 invited artists converged on Honolulu for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai‘i 2014—a...

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Korea ‘buried treasure’ discovered in the museum basement!+

Last month, three South Korean art history scholars visited the museum to inspect our collection...

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See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese Art is this delicate, rarely-put-on-view...

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A five-year-old gave us her life savings in honor of her Uncle Tim’s birthday+

Last week we were honored—and tickled—to receive these coins in the mail. They are from...

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Museum Friends spend evening with Cherye and Jim Pierce+

The museum’s invaluable volunteer group Honolulu Museum of Art Friends holds four events a year....

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Reinstalled second-floor galleries are now open: Explore Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas+

Over the past nine months, big changes have happened in the second-floor galleries of the...

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