Behind the scenes

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Behind the scenes: Curator James Jensen visits Masami Teraoka’s studio+

Last week, curator James Jensen visited Masami Teraoka’s studio in Waimānalo as we enter the homestretch to the May 30...

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Museum hands seven Indian antiquities to Homeland Security Investigations+

Back in September we reported that a special agent from Homeland Security paid the museum a visit. He informed director...

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Central Courtyard’s well-earned renovation+

The grand Central Courtyard—the first thing visitors see upon entering the museum is getting a “groundbreaking” makeover throughout April. The...

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Andy Graydon’s ‘Garden Paths’: Performers could ‘see’ with words+

In March, I helped organize visiting artist Andy Graydon’s public performance Garden Paths, which was a companion piece to  his...

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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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Meet Ramu: Security’s renaissance man+

When visitors arrive at the museum, the first thing they see are security officers standing guard, and then they see...

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Andy Graydon: Phase 2 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening Feb. 27+

Andy Graydon arrived in Honolulu on Feb. 17, and has been preparing nonstop for his sound installation Fig. 1 (these...

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Crotchet artist Olek: Ocean preservation, sisal, and skulls+

Now hard at work on the museum’s front lawn, as part of a Pow! Wow! Hawaii project, is Olek, the...

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James Jean: Organic characters and fractals+

Last night, artist James Jean started work on his mural going up in Luce Pavilion, projecting his detailed sketch on...

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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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Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Alison Beste on what lies beneath+

In the last year, I’ve become intrigued by the ubiquitous and iconic sunset image in travel media depicting Hawai‘i. You...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 | Emily McIlroy: Wild Flesh+

In her book Finding Beauty in a Broken World, author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams defines “bewilderness” as “the place...

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The museum’s enlightening visit from fashion designer Sandhya Garg+

Thanks to the ever-broadening appeal fostered by the museum’s variety of exhibitions, events and tours, there’s no limit to who...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Ready, steady, go!+

Last Tuesday, the eight artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 gathered in museum director Stephan Jost’s office for an...

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Experience a sound-and-sketch session on Feb. 28+

Opening Feb. 27 is a whole new experience at the museum—Andy Graydon’s sound installation Fig. 1. We’ve designed a workshop...

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Eugene Savage murals will remain on view through summer 2015+

One of the highlights of the popular Art Deco Hawai‘i exhibition are the six murals by Eugene Savage that Matson...

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Stephan Jost: Membership up, outreach reaching further+

Just over a year ago we launched our new membership program. I am happy to report that the community has...

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Curator tales: Theresa Papanikolas on how Roy King’s ‘Horse and Rider’ came full circle+

Now on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i is the sculpture Horse and Rider by Roy King. The muscle-bound steed and...

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‘Natural Unnatural Supernatural’ gets a refresh this week+

Our installation crew is busy today replacing light-sensitive works on paper in the exhibition Natural Unnatural Supernatural with a selection...

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Art Deco Hawai‘i Spotlight: The Three Graces+

Esther Bruton (American, 1896–1992) The Three Graces, mid-1930s Painted screen Collection Michael and Linda Horikawa When the doors opened to...

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Staff picks: Yong Wilson+

The museum’s facilities team keeps all our locations in tip-top shape. Every day before the doors open, this crew is...

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Tom Wesselmann’s ‘Dropped Bra’ gets a pick me up+

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004) Dropped Bra, 1988 Painted aluminum Gift of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 2011, and Gift of Margo...

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Art Deco Hawai‘i is almost here. Opens July 3.+

Theresa Papanikolas, our curator of European and American art, started work on Art Deco Hawai‘i almost four years ago. Last...

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