Lesa Griffith

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A five-year-old gave us her life savings in honor of her Uncle Tim’s birthday+

Last week we were honored—and tickled—to receive these coins in the mail. They are from Samantha Hirasaki, 5. Her mother...

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Museum Friends spend evening with Cherye and Jim Pierce+

The museum’s invaluable volunteer group Honolulu Museum of Art Friends holds four events a year. Last Thursday they organized “An...

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Reinstalled second-floor galleries are now open: Explore Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas+

Over the past nine months, big changes have happened in the second-floor galleries of the original 1927 museum building. Curator...

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Seeing RED at the Spalding House Shop+

The new shop at Spalding House in Makiki Heights isn’t just one store—expect a series of seasonal pop-ups. Right now,...

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Members’ perk: See George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Feb. 5+

Did you love the documentary The Rape of Europa, about the Nazis’ systematic theft and destruction of Europe’s art treasures—and...

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Cheongsam chic: Silk ‘n’ squirrel+

  Now on view in the China Gallery is a piece of clothing that gets our textiles curator Sara Oka...

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Diane KW: Pushing the ceramics envelope with spam and shards+

  Artist Diane KW is a retired neurologist who has gone from taking her first ceramics class at the Honolulu...

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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on a White Elephant Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1766 Woodblock...

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Instructor Alyson Stone takes art outside for new Art School class+

Anyone who has seen the documentary Rivers and Tides, about environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, can’t help but be amazed at...

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Scientist Della Reid: The story behind an Ansel Adams Hawai‘i photograph+

In November, California-based attorney and epidemiologist Ann Slaby, who was on O‘ahu for a high school reunion, visited the museum, as...

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