Lesa Griffith

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Ayad Alkadhi on ‘I Am Baghdad XV’+

  The exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art includes work by contemporary Islamic artists who have...

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Legislature approves $1.5 million grant for the museum+

After almost two years of planning, lobbying, and giving testimony at the capitol, the museum received good news last month...

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Maya Lea Portner+

“I want to pin each piece to the wall,” said artist Maya Lea Portner, holding a strip of white-painted board...

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The process: In dialogue with artist Reem Bassous and curator Healoha Johnston+

Opening in December is the exhibition Beyond the Archive: Paintings by Reem Bassous. That may seem miles away to you,...

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Deb Nehmad’s ‘Wasted’ opening at Kim Foster Gallery April 9+

“It was literally my dream come true,” says Deb Nehmad about being at the opening of her first solo exhibition...

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9 ways to make Mom feel special+

Mother’s Day arrives in two weeks—are you ready? No? Leaving it til the last minute? The Honolulu Museum of Art...

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Behind the scenes: Curator James Jensen visits Masami Teraoka’s studio+

Last week, curator James Jensen visited Masami Teraoka’s studio in Waimānalo as we enter the homestretch to the May 30...

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Museum staffers’ HIFF Spring Showcase picks+

The Hawaii International Film Festival is the cinema partner of the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre—we love what each other does....

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Theater news: Admission is FREE for kids+

Since March 3, the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre has offered free admission for visitors age 17 and...

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Museum hands seven Indian antiquities to Homeland Security Investigations+

Back in September we reported that a special agent from Homeland Security paid the museum a visit. He informed director...

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We will not forget Dr. Irv Schatz+

Museum staff were very saddened Friday to learn about the passing of our highly respected and loved docent Dr. Irv...

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Hamid Rahmanian: His four-year journey into ‘Shahnameh’+

Since the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art opened in February, the museum, in tandem with...

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Stephan Jost: What should our museum look like in five years?+

To mark #MuseumWeek, which runs March 23 to 29, the UK newspaper The Guardian asked directors of British museums: “What...

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New at Spalding House Shop: Contemporary jewelry by Carly Wright+

You’ll find New York–based jewelry designer Carly Wright’s new nature-inspired creations at the Spalding House Shop this spring. Her singular...

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Shahzia Sikander on her Shangri La installation ‘Unseen’ and contemporary Islamic art+

Artist Shahzia Sikander has been busy the last few years. In 2012, the U.S. State Department honored her and four...

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Museum Shop: The place for special things+

Along with its great selection of art books, jewelry, accessories, notecards, journals and fun, arty novelty gifts, the Museum Shop...

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Beyond the museum: Ice Cream Party 2015 exhibition at Arts at Marks Garage+

Ice Cream Party 2015: Oh Sweet Goodness! Arts at Marks Garage • on view through March 28 Ceramic magician Daven...

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Museum Shop: Like the mural? Get the book. Or tattoos. Or postcards+

The mural Nervosa III, which James Jean completed a week ago as part of Pow! Wow! Hawaii in our Luce...

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Andy Graydon: Phase 2 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening Feb. 27+

Andy Graydon arrived in Honolulu on Feb. 17, and has been preparing nonstop for his sound installation Fig. 1 (these...

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Staff pick: Hilary Sholin has eyes for ‘Marisol’+

Hilary Sholin, the museum’s annual giving coordinator, oversees the membership program and comes up with creative ideas to get more...

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21st-century origami: Find out how with these new books+

Now on view in Less = More at Spalding House are incredible origami sculptures of a garden full of flowers...

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Crotchet artist Olek: Ocean preservation, sisal, and skulls+

Now hard at work on the museum’s front lawn, as part of a Pow! Wow! Hawaii project, is Olek, the...

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James Jean: Organic characters and fractals+

Last night, artist James Jean started work on his mural going up in Luce Pavilion, projecting his detailed sketch on...

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Take home the Shangri La experience+

Opening Feb. 12 is Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, a multimedia exhibition that brings to life...

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Hot off the press: Wayne Levin’s ‘Flowing’ + limited edition prints+

Just in at the Museum Shop is Wayne Levin’s new book Flowing. If you’re a fan of his previous ocean-exploring...

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii expands to museum and Art School this week+

Last year, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, in collaboration with Los Angeles gallery thinkspace, held its first Exploring the New Contemporary Movement...

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Guadalupe Rivera Marín visits the museum to see her father’s work+

She’s been photographed by Edward Weston, knew Jean Charlot, and is honorary co-chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco....

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People watching: George Segal’s ‘Japanese Couple’+

George Segal (American, 1924 – 2000) Japanese Couple Against a Brick Wall, 1982 Plaster, wood, paint, faux brick Gift of...

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Museum welcomes first curator devoted to arts of Hawai‘i collection+

Art of Hawai‘i—art made by Hawaiians, and art made in or about Hawai‘i by anyone else—has always been part of...

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Ikebana blooms at Spalding House through Jan 22+

Several years years ago, Sogetsu Ikebana instructor Carole Sakata and her students created ikebana installations at Spalding House. Since then...

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