Lesa Griffith

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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,...

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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...

Read More+ 6 months ago

Ikebana blooms at Spalding House through Jan 22+

Several years years ago, Sogetsu Ikebana instructor Carole Sakata and her students created ikebana installations...

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Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarships for summer 2015 available+

Hawai‘i-based artists interested in developing their practice further should consider the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarship,...

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Manga star Erica Sakurazawa talks ‘Love Vibes’ and teaches a workshop at the museum+

Honolulu’s manga community got an end-of-year frisson when manga artist Erica Sakurazawa came to the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Flower girl: Joyce Tomonari+

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

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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...

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The collectors: Michael Horikawa+

Michael Horikawa walks through his East O‘ahu home rattling off a detailed provenance of the...

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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...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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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...

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The Hawaiian Room: Complete at last and screening at ‘Ōiwi Film Festival+

When Ann Marie Kirk’s documentary The Hawaiian Room, about the famed Hotel Lexington’s nightspot in...

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Glass act: Art collectors (and donors) Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser+

Los Angeles–based art-collecting couple Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser have been coming to Hawai‘i for...

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Gift idea: Museum in a box+

Why give a gift that is used once or collects dust on a forgotten shelf...

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Eugene Savage murals will remain on view through summer 2015+

One of the highlights of the popular Art Deco Hawai‘i exhibition are the six murals...

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Educating Educators: Ualani Davis and Andrea Charuk+

Working parallel to the museum’s core full-time staff is a phalanx of part-time artist instructors...

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‘Modern Love’ preview: Interview with artist Tsubaki Anna+

Opening Nov. 20 is the museum’s third and final exhibition focusing on the genre of...

Read More+ 9 months ago

A Savage view of Capt. Cook’s arrival+

The six murals that Matson commissioned from artist Eugene Savage in 1938 have people lingering...

Read More+ 9 months ago
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‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ artists selected+

Our website always gets a spike in visits whenever we post the artists selected for...

Read More+ 9 months ago
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Stephan Jost: Membership up, outreach reaching further+

Just over a year ago we launched our new membership program. I am happy to...

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Indian artwork goes to Homeland Security as part of global investigation+

Of course no museum wants to get a visit from the U.S. Immigration and Custom...

Read More+ 10 months ago

Andy Graydon: Phase 1 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening in February+

In July, artist Andy Graydon was in the museum vault, examining a 5,000-year-old Chinese jade...

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Curator tales: Theresa Papanikolas on how Roy King’s ‘Horse and Rider’ came full circle+

Now on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i is the sculpture Horse and Rider by Roy...

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