Lesa Griffith

Saint Damien as a young, dashing priest+

In honor of Saint Damien’s canonization, the Department of European and American Art has hung the Academy’s portrait of Joseph...

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Opening of Hokusai’s Summit+

“Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” has been incredibly gratifying for Academy staff. Putting the exhibition together was a...

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Special ink: Tomioka Tessai’s fan paintings+

For Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, two of the most interesting works in...

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Larger-than-life ikebana: This weekend only+

Trees à la Sogetsu opened today at the Academy Art Center at Linekona, and the museum has been buzzing with...

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Academy crew gets schooled on Hokusai+

On Sept 23, Director Stephen Little gave a tour of Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji for staff. From...

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Super Saturday! Action in ‘Hokusai’s Summit’ and Artist in Residence studio+

Today is Museum Day, organized by Smithsonian Magazine, and people have been taking advantage of their free passes. So far...

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Best HNL show of the year?+

There have been great shows of Hawai‘i artists this year, such as The Contemporary Museum’s “20 Going on 21.” Now...

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Why it’s harder than ever for Hawai’i arts organizations+

“It’s much worse now,” says George Ellis, director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1982 to Feb. 1, 2003,...

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William Kelso wows crowd at Doris Duke+

About 180 people filled Doris Duke Theatre for archeologist William Kelso’s free talk, and the history and archeology buffs weren’t...

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Scenes from the Joy of Sake+

Last Friday’s Joy of Sake at the Honolulu Academy of Arts opened with a sake ceremony, and continued with amazing...

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