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HI Society artist walk-through August 15+

Educators are invited to join the artists of HI Society as they walk through the exhibition and talk about their...

Read More+ 10 months ago
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The great guava harvest of 2012+

Today Patrick Dougherty started work on his installation at the museum—this meant harvesting tons of strawberry guava saplings from Ho‘omaluhia...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Academy Registrar in Beijing 4: On Location in the Palace Museum+

For the “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City,”  I had the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes access to the...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Dec 7: A Hawai‘i artist’s connection to Japan+

Last month, BBC journalist and presenter Peter Snow interviewed Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas via Skype for...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Academy Registrar in Beijing 3: Encounters with the Unexpected+

Third in my series on being a courier for “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City.”  Part of my...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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How a registrar prepares for an assignment to Beijing+

Several months before going to Beijing as a courier for “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City” in October,...

Read More+ 3 years ago
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Forbidden City, Beijing+

As HAA’s registrar I often escort our artwork to foreign places.  In October I was very lucky to be part...

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Members’ opening of ‘Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City’+

Last night’s members’ opening reception for Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City was the culmination of a year...

Read More+ 3 years ago

More exciting changes: The new portraiture gallery+

A gallery is the canvas of curators. It is amazing to see what they do with four bare walls. In...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Curator’s notes: More on Gallery 27 changes+

Our installation staff is busy in Gallery 27 removing temporary walls and building new ones to break up the gallery...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Curator’s notes: Transformation of Gallery 27 starts next week+

This is the first entry for what I hope will be a series about the reinstallation of Gallery 27—where the...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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Curator’s notes: To New York to fetch the Cézanne+

From Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas, who recently returned from New York: Each year, the Academy receives...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Academy ♥ volunteers+

At the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch on April 10, the museum recognized Esther Wetzel for her 20 years as an...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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In memory of Toshiko Takaezu+

In a tranquil corner of the Honolulu Academy of Arts is a mini petrified forest—three branchless trunks stand sentinel outside...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Herb+Dorothy: Larger than life+

Kahi and Diana Ching of K + D Signs put up the giant reproduction of an image of Dorothy and...

Read More+ 4 years ago
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The Vogel exhibition: Making the conceptual concrete+

Curator Theresa Papanikolas and the installation crew are in the final stretch of installing Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert...

Read More+ 4 years ago

The Academy’s new director: Stephan Jost+

After a six-month search led by the New York-based firm Phillips Oppenheim and an Academy search committee (led by Trustee...

Read More+ 4 years ago

Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art opens+

The opening of Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art is happening right now. Here is Asian Art Curator Shawn...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Academy’s former deputy director named managing director of Dia:Beacon+

Susan Sayre Batton, who was deputy director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 2005 to 2008, is now the...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Inside The Academy Shop: A buyer’s eye view of Austin+

As an Assistant Manager and Buyer for the Academy Shop, my job entails traveling in search of cool, new things,...

Read More+ 5 years ago

Paris Dada: Not so crazy+

Theresa Papanikolas, Honolulu Academy of Arts Curator of European and American Art, continues to burnish the museum’s scholarly reputation. Last...

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Duets is going to be amazing+

Last night I sat in on a rehearsal for the Doris Duke Theatre’s first multicultural dance program—”Duets: Exploring Dance Through...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Harajuku in Hokusai’s day (+ aloHAA goes bilingual!)+

Tokyo’s Harajuku district is the place to see the latest street fashions on the city’s hipsters. It’s a crowded urban...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Talented staff: Aaron Padilla in ‘Degrees of Distinction’ @ UH+

There’s little over a week left to see “Degrees of Distinction,” an exhibition of alumni work at the University of...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Can’t stop going in Gallery 27+

Staff are abuzz about Curator Theresa Papanikolas’ and Installation Designer Larry Maruya’s reinstallation of the Clare Boothe Luce Gallery (aka...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Mirror image? Hokusai’s idealized Mount Fuji+

At first glance, Katushika Hokusai’s woodblock print “Reflection in Lake Misaka in Kai Province,” part of the series “Thirty-six Views...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Stephen Little on ‘The Great Wave’+

The undisputed star—or at least most recognizable work—in the exhibition “Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is the venerated...

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He paints too+

Not only is Honolulu Academy of Arts Director Stephen Little an authority on Chinese art and the author of books...

Read More+ 5 years ago
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Talented staff: Maika‘i Tubbs in Hi’iaka show (just 4 more days!)+

When Maika’i Tubbs isn’t organizing Bank of Hawai’i Family Sunday, he is creating some of the most exciting art in...

Read More+ 6 years ago
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Special ink: Tomioka Tessai’s fan paintings+

For Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, two of the most interesting works in...

Read More+ 6 years ago