Lesa Griffith

‘The Dragon’s Gift’ at the Rubin Museum of Art: A huge hit+

Last month “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan” opened at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York....

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A little story about the Monet+

Former museum director Jim Foster, along with trustee and distinguished former University of Hawai’i art professor Duane Preble, visited the...

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Dogs of war: Pups are a powerful metaphor+

In the exhibition “Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry Welch Collection at the Honolulu Academy of...

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The poetry of ‘Literati Modern’+

Now on view in the Henry Luce Gallery is “Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry Welch...

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Friends of Film Friday returns Oct. 10+

Film Curator Gina Caruso works her patootie off to keep the Doris Duke Theatre film program in the same loop...

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Academy’s Maika‘i Tubbs’ new installation is genius+

Last night was the opening of “‘Ili Iho: The Surface Within” at Bishop Museum. Curated by Maile Andrade, the exhibition...

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Literati Modern opens+

The members’ opening for Literati Modern: Bunjinga From Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan went off beautifully. The Academy tried something new,...

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Abstract Expressionism on ‘Mad Men’ and at the Academy+

Last Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men,” that moody chronicler of the 1961 Zeitgeist, covered the launch of Pampers (“At 10 cents...

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Tattered Cultures: Mended Histories opening+

On Sept. 5 the Art Center at Linekona opened its textile exhibition—one of 27 happening in the city to coincide...

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Literati Modern illuminating+

The museum is all abuzz putting the finishing touches on “Literati Modern: Bunjinga From Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry...

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