Asian art

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The poetry of courtesan Utagawa highlighted in a woodblock print+

Every couple of months, our Asian art department ­puts up a new rotation of Japanese woodblock prints in the Robert...

Read More+ 2 weeks ago
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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...

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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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...

Read More+ 3 weeks ago
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Indian artwork goes to Homeland Security as part of global investigation+

Of course no museum wants to get a visit from the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations...

Read More+ 2 months ago

An Unprecedented Gathering of Scholars Takes on the Lane Collection+

Last week three of Asia’s top art scholars quarantined themselves inside the museum’s vault that holds the Richard Lane Collection....

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Golden glow: Ogata Kōrin’s ‘Chrysanthemums/Maple Tree’+

Now on view in Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art is this glowing screen. Learn more about it: Ogata...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Korea ‘buried treasure’ discovered in the museum basement!+

Last month, three South Korean art history scholars visited the museum to inspect our collection of Korean art. What they...

Read More+ 9 months ago
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See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese Art is this delicate, rarely-put-on-view hanging scroll. Anonymous The Descent...

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Cheongsam chic: Silk ‘n’ squirrel+

  Now on view in the China Gallery is a piece of clothing that gets our textiles curator Sara Oka...

Read More+ 10 months ago
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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on a White Elephant Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1766 Woodblock...

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