Lesa Griffith

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The art of war: Goya and Birk+

In an incredible case of art kismet, Honolulu has two simultaneous exhibitions up examining war—Francisco Goya’s 19th-century etching series “The...

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Hey hey we’re the Existential Pilgrims!+

Existential Pilgrim (and rock star and artist) Keiko Bonk wrote this about her upcoming group show with HNL art godfather...

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Members think + drink @ Artists of Hawai’i gallery talk+

The Academy had its first Gallery Talk event for members last night and judging from the intense conversations attendees had...

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Archeologist William Kelso coming to the Academy in August+

Back in 2007, the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown was big news. It was a National Geographic cover...

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Attack of the monkeypod tree+

This afternoon a branch broke off from one of the monkeypod trees on the front lawn and crashed into the...

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Mining the vaults: A curator’s finds+

Museums across the country, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, are delving...

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Passage to India+

Just went to see the Charles Bartlett works in the Jhamandas Watumull Gallery. I love his prints and drawings—he’s like...

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Where’s the Zajac?+

Up until today, a large, two-piece sculpture sat on the Diamond Head end of the front lawn of the Honolulu...

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David J. Merritt: The hypnotist+

In a corner of Artists of Hawai‘i 2009 is a video installation by David J. Merritt. It’s a neverending loop...

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Rirkrit Tiravanija in Artists of Hawai’i (sort of)+

For his work in Artists of Hawai‘i 2009, Stephen Niles drew one of New York artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s cook-for-you installations...

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