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Into the dragon’s den: Visiting the home of our Korean Dragon Jar+

Last year, visiting curator of Korean art Ga Young Oh shared insight on the museum’s...

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Shop at Tori Richard Ala Moana and get a FREE museum membership+

We’re excited to announce that from today to June 28, for every $100 you spend at...

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Signed posters and original prints by Masami Teraoka at the shop+

Just in time for Feast of Fools: The Triptych paintings of Masami Teraoka, the museum...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 update: Apps and pastry wrappings+

Regular blog readers may remember that earlier this month, curator of contemporary art James Jensen...

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‘An American Artist in Postwar Japan’ breaks new ground for print exhibitions+

When An American Artist in Postwar Japan: The Prints of Marian Korn goes on view...

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Museum curators get recognized by their peers for ‘Modern Love’+

Last week the Association of Art Museum Curators announced the winners of its annual Awards...

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Bringing heroes and villains to life: Orvis Artist in the Museum Kahiau Beamer+

If the films that Hollywood has churned out in recent years are any indication, we...

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George Rickey sculptures receive some TLC+

The kinetic sculptures of George Rickey are mesmerizing. Found on the lawns of both museum...

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Peter Helto’s steampunk side revealed in this Staff Pick+

Have you ever left home without your phone? Many of us feel lost when the...

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Museum outreach: Students use art to communicate the science of Mānoa stream+

In February, Honolulu Museum of Art School instructors took students from Prince Kuhio Elementary and...

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Something is taking root at Spalding House+

Since last Friday the Spalding House Café chef Susan Lai Hipp has been able to...

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Museum hires Samuel Gelfy as curator of millennial culture+

Over the past decade the museum has taken steps to better engage younger audiences. By...

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First Sundance ShortsLab: Honolulu—fostering talent and building community+

“A film set is a rolling ball of chaos and imminent failure,” said visiting filmmaker...

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‘D’Arranged Marriage’ finds comedy in intergenerational conflict+

Fresh off the first Hawai‘i Sketch Comedy Festival, the museum keeps the funny coming April...

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Three ‘ie toga mats go on view for the first time+

On view through Aug. 9, Shifting Values of Plaited Power highlights the weaving traditions of...

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Kimee Balmilero guarantees you’ll LOL your pants at the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival+

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Kimee Balmilero’s professional credits include the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids series...

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Community comes out in support of the Art School+

“Today we’re asking for the state’s support to expand the Honolulu Museum of Art School...

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Matson’s Eugene Savage murals on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery through Aug. 16+

Are you kicking yourself because you never got a chance to see Art Deco Hawai‘i?...

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This year’s Gift Print artist is Paul Weissman+

This Wednesday the Honolulu Printmakers hold the opening reception of their 87th Annual Exhibition. Each...

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The cinematography of Anno Moyoco’s Sakuran+

Now on view in Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art is Anno Moyoco’s Sakuran—a manga...

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내일 부터 한국어 안내 미술관 투어가 가능합니다—Korean language tours start tomorrow+

2월 10일부터, 매주 화요일 10시부터 12시까지 한국어 안내 미술관 투어가 가능합니다! Starting tomorrow the Honolulu...

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The power of a simple portrait+

Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965) Hadija and her Father Badel Addan Gadel, Somali Refugee Camp,...

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Hokusai’s fulfilled dream of immortality+

At the heart of the exhibition Dreams of Mount Fuji: Masterpieces of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s...

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Origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander: Paper and polygons+

Opening at Spalding House on Feb. 4 is Less=More, an exhibition of works by internationally...

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Leeward teachers become students at Art Camp+

Art Camp: It’s just like real camp, but minus the tents, sleeping bags, fire pits,...

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ARTafterRETIREMENT: Sonoko Ota+

Most Tuesdays at 10am you can find museum docent Sonoko Ota waiting at the front...

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Art Spotlight: Two newly acquired photographs by Man Ray+

On view in Recent Acquisitions is a smallish cubical display with two photographic works by famed 20th-century...

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Holiday shopping: You would give them the world, and you can!+

Less than a week to go, and you still haven’t gotten a gift for your...

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Marc Thomas: The narrowing space between work and home+

“Most people know me as a painter, but this show is different,” says Marc Thomas,...

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