Lesa Griffith

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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Cori Mackie: Refreshing the museum’s retail experience+

Cori Mackie joined the museum six months ago as Museum Shop manager. She brings with her more than 17 years...

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Know how to use a miter saw? Sean Connelly needs you+

The Honolulu Museum of Art seeks volunteer studio assistants for the construction of the upcoming installation Land Division by Sean...

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Tom Wesselmann’s ‘Dropped Bra’ gets a pick me up+

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004) Dropped Bra, 1988 Painted aluminum Gift of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 2011, and Gift of Margo...

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New in the Museum Shops+

Summer is here, bringing with it the fabulous new exhibition Art Deco Hawai‘i. The artwork just begs to be used...

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Art School: Late summer classes + Fall Semester registration starts July 29+

The Honolulu Museum of Art School classrooms are buzzing with activity! Art Camps are in action, along with Young Artist...

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A Honolulu Magazine cover—in 1929+

Henry B. Christian (American, 1883–1953) Cover design for Paradise of the Pacific, 1929 Watercolor Collection Michael and Linda Horikawa Now...

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We’re looking for bilingual docents+

ようこそ! Bienvenue!  에 오신 것을 환영합니다! People from all over the world visit the Honolulu Museum of Art, and we...

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Q+A with Benny Rietveld+

The master bassist talks about his upcoming Saturday, June 28, show at the Doris Duke Theatre, keeping chestnuts “fresh,” and...

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Art Deco Hawai‘i is almost here. Opens July 3.+

Theresa Papanikolas, our curator of European and American art, started work on Art Deco Hawai‘i almost four years ago. Last...

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Honolulu Printmakers create print installation at new Kaka‘ako Agora June 17-26+

Get more Kaka‘ako Agora information and see schedule. Learn more about Honolulu Printmakers.

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‘Art Deco Hawai‘i’ sneak peek: Agnes Lawrence Pelton’s ‘Ginger’+

Curator of European and American art Theresa Papanikolas, along with staff from departments across the museum, are working full steam...

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Stephan Jost: Advancement is working+

A year ago we decided to create a new museum department—Advancement. The Advancement team comprises departments that focus on fundraising,...

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Music programmer Brandon Apeles:+

Honolulu Museum of Art music programmer Brandon Apeles attended his first concert when he was five—his parents took him to...

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Summer Art Camp program expands for English Language Learner students+

This week is going to be BUSY at the Honolulu Museum of Art School. ELL (English Language Learner) students from...

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Gov. Neil Abercrombie: The museum is a chance for you to reflect on your humanity+

We asked Hawai‘i’s art-loving governor Neil Abercrombie, who has been coming to the Honolulu Museum of Art since he was...

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Want to be an artist assistant? Help Sean Connelly harvest strawberry guava saplings+

Dates: May 27,28, 29 Time: 7am-3:00 pm Location: Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kāne‘ohe Upon arrival, call 808-255-5453 for directions to specific harvest location....

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Hawaiian Electric helps students make ‘Inquiring Finds’ at Spalding House+

Thanks to Hawaiian Electric’s $15,000 sponsorship of Inquiring Finds: The Science Behind the Art at Spalding House, about 45 schools...

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Cody Naganuma’s favorite work of art (in the collection)+

Cody Naganuma is our administrative assistant at Spalding House, as well as a talented artist. We asked him what his...

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We’re a Blue Star Museum May 27-Aug 31+

The museum is pleased to once again participate in Blue Star Museums—offering free admission to military personnel and their families...

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Looking at Irving Penn’s ‘Cuzco Children’+

There are just three weeks left to soak up all the amazing photography in Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection...

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Darius Homayounpour creates a ‘Rift’ in the galleries+

Going on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery this week is Darius Homayounpour’s installation Rift. He’s been in there...

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Exciting news: A major Lichtenstein joins the collection+

Just accessioned into the museum collection is Roy Lichtenstein’s 1995 relief sculpture Woman Contemplating a Yellow Cup. This major gift...

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Chuna McIntyre schools the museum on seal-gut parkas+

On view in the textile exhibition Sheer Delight was a Yu’pik parka made of seal gut (hopefully you saw it!)....

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Collections manager Brady Evans on his favorite work of art+

Brady Evans possibly knows the museum better than anyone else on staff—and he’s only 24. At the Honolulu Museum of...

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New at the Museum Shop+

New Museum Shop manager Cori Mackie has brought a new look and feel to our stores at the main location...

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Lalla Essaydi: Crossing a cultural threshold into prohibited ‘space’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes two striking works by...

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