Behind the scenes

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Lauren Trangmar on the Process of Creation+

A small collection of process-related sneak peeks: The beginning… A spread from the beginning of...

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Artist Ekundayo on what lies ‘Beneath the Surface’—the new mural in the theater+

From May 25 to 30, Hawai‘i-born visual artist was in the Doris Duke Theatre, transforming...

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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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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Lauren Trangmar on her research process+

Curiosity is the desire to uncover what lies beyond our present understanding of the world. Alongside...

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Maya Lea Portner+

“I want to pin each piece to the wall,” said artist Maya Lea Portner, holding...

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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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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Meet Ramu: Security’s renaissance man+

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

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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...

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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!...

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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,...

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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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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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