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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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Guadalupe Rivera Marín visits the museum to see her father’s work+

She’s been photographed by Edward Weston, knew Jean Charlot, and is honorary co-chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco....

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Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarships for summer 2015 available+

Hawai‘i-based artists interested in developing their practice further should consider the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarship, which covers tuition to summer...

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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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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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Angel Azul drips with Artistic Practicality+

This Saturday, Doris Duke Theatre is proud to screen three showings of Angel Azul, a documentary film that follows the work of...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Drew Broderick: Visual Research into the Honolulu Museum of Art, part III+

Conducted casually over the past 10 months in preparation of Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013. Part III of III The Lei Maker, painted...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Drew Broderick: Visual Research into the Honolulu Museum of Art, part II+

Conducted casually over the past 10 months in preparation of Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013. Part II of III Site: The  John...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Drew Broderick: Visual Research into the Honolulu Museum of Art, part I+

Conducted casually over the past 10 months in preparation for Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013. Part I of III Site: Robert...

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The museum mourns an American hero+

“Sen. Inouye made great contributions to our community and his loss is mourned by the museum.”—Honolulu Museum of Art director...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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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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...

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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...

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O‘ahu artist Deb Nehmad in show at Katonah Museum of Art+

O‘ahu-based artist Deb Nehmad is in the group show Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper at the Katonah Museum of Art in...

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Banksy’s identity revealed—through eBay!+

My cousin Derek Sayegusa, account exec at KUMU, just emailed me a link to an eBay item. For $3,000 you...

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The Dragon’s Gift opens in Zürich+

The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan is on the final stop of its global journey—on July 4 the...

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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,...

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Our “Water Lilies” on an urban adventure+

Now on view through June 26 at Gagosian Gallery in New York City is the exhibition Monet. The survey of...

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Mr Rooks goes to Venice+

Michael Rooks, the Academy’s former curator of European and American art, is now the Wieland Family Curator of Modern and...

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Starlight Ball update: Yang Fudong’s ‘First Spring’+

Starlight Ball is this Saturday! It’s our “cool” gala, as opposed to the more traditional Kama‘aina Christmas held in December....

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Our Cézanne drawing may head to London, see it while you can+

On view in “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper” is a sketch that Paul Cézanne did sometime between 1890...

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William Kelso wows crowd at Doris Duke+

About 180 people filled Doris Duke Theatre for archeologist William Kelso’s free talk, and the history and archeology buffs weren’t...

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Honolulu on the Potomac+

Six works from the Academy have followed in the footsteps of President Barack Obama. In February, Sen. Daniel Inouye visited...

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The Capitol Visitor Center+

No more waiting in long lines at the mercy of the elements to see the nation’s Capitol! The  brand-new, $621...

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On the road to D.C.+

Recently I escorted six paintings of Hawaiian scenes from the Academy to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C.  The shipment...

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van Gogh on Swiss TV+

Click here to view HAA’s van Gogh media event on Swiss TV. pictured l-r: Dr. Nina Zimmer (Curator 19th Century...

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