Lesa Griffith

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 New York, opened the 2012...

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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 decades, and this year their...

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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 when you can give someone...

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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 by Eugene Savage that Matson...

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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 who create curriculum for and...

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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 Japanese erotic art. The first...

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A Savage view of Capt. Cook’s arrival+

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

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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 Artists of Hawai‘i, which is...

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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 report that the community has...

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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 Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations...

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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 block, or ts’ung, an object...

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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 King. The muscle-bound steed and...

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Hawaiian filmmakers: Museum is now accepting submissions for ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2014+

Museum film curator Abbie Algar is now accepting submissions to the ‘Ōiwi Film Festival 2014. The festival showcases new work...

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‘Natural Unnatural Supernatural’ gets a refresh this week+

Our installation crew is busy today replacing light-sensitive works on paper in the exhibition Natural Unnatural Supernatural with a selection...

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In the sticks: Sean Connelly on his installation ‘Land Division’+

Like Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, O‘ahu-born Sean Connelly is an architect who makes art. At the invitation of curator...

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Old lions pay tribute to Ricky Grigg at Honolulu Surf Film Festival closing night+

On July 31, big-wave legends Peter Cole, Kimo Hollinger, Jock Sutherland, and Randy Rarick took the Doris Duke Theatre stage...

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Eric Beyer: My two least favorite words are “I’m done”+

Printmaker and art instructor Eric Beyer has been working at the Art School since 2002—first as a teaching assistant while...

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Beyond the museum: ‘Island Splendor’ at W Bistro+

Nearby W Bistro, at the corner of Victoria and King streets (where Le Guignol used to be), is the site...

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Kids are the best artists!: Young Artist Summer Exhibition on view through Aug 3+

If you’re a kid enrolled in a Honolulu Museum of Art School class, one of the best parts is the...

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