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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 many measures the museum has...

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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 Andrew Okpeaha MacLean at the...

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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 9 and 10 with D’Arranged...

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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 the Pacific with skillfully crafted...

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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 Hi-5, the original Broadway cast...

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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 to meet community demand. Our...

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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? (The hit show closed in...

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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 year, the Printmakers commission an...

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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 that tells the story of...

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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 Museum of Art is offering...

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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, Mandera, Kenya, 1993 Gelatin silver...

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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 Japanese Print Collection are three woodblock prints...

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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 recognized and local artists that...

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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, mosquitos, s’mores, ghost stories, sun...

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ARTafterRETIREMENT: Sonoko Ota+

Most Tuesdays at 10am you can find museum docent Sonoko Ota waiting at the front entrance, ready to lead a...

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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 artist Man Ray. The gift...

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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 loved ones. You’d give them...

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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, chief preparator at the Honolulu...

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‘Love Vibes’ explored new territory in 1990′s Japan+

“I was always interested in manga, ever since I was a little girl,” says pioneering manga superstar Erica Sakurazawa, talking...

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Making order out of chaos: John Sy+

The museum’s development department helps keep the lights on and everything in motion. They position the museum for sustained growth...

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Museum educators and DOE bridge art to the Common Core+

On November 12, the conference room at the Hawai‘i Department of Education was transformed into a large classroom as museum...

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Facebook contest winner Roy Chang on his inspiration+

From September 15 to October 10 on our Facebook page we invited people to submit their interpretations of works within...

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Museum milestone: Meet our first Korean art curator+

The Honolulu Museum of Art was one of the first museums in the United States to have a gallery dedicated...

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Korean art spotlight: Joseon Dynasty Dragon Jar+

The Korean ceramics collection at the Honolulu Museum of Art is among the oldest in the country and finest in...

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Teens drop beats, rhymes, and mics at third Soundshop+

“This one feels really good,” said Navid Najafi about the museum’s third Soundshop program, which took place last Tuesday in...

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The Art School presents trio of freshly installed exhibitions+

Now on view at the Honolulu Museum of Art School are three new exhibitions! Adding to the mayhem, while these...

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Here it is, your moment of zen: Security Supervisor Lars Tellander+

Regular readers of this enewsletter know from this “Staff Pick” series that many museum staff members develop varying degrees of...

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Abe Lagrimas on his new album, upcoming show and ‘ukulele beasts+

Homegrown music star Abe Lagrimas’s career may have taken him everywhere from Malaysia to the Czech Republic, but he hasn’t...

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Kids explore the connections between art and science+

On the Central Courtyard stage, at the feet of one of the museum’s most recognized works, La Grande Pénélope, a...

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Congratulations 2014 graduating docents!+

Congratulations to our newest crop of school tour docents who graduated just last week and have hit the ground running....

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