Contemporary art

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What’s new at the Art School this fall+

When registration opened for fall classes at the Art School...

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Masami Teraoka receives Lee Krasner Award+

The museum congratulates Masami Teraoka, who found out last week...

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Meet our members: Shoko and Andrew Livingston (and their #ArtShop experience!)+

The goal of Contempo #ArtShop, which ended yesterday, basically was...

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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...

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Meet Giant Robot’s Eric Nakamura: Connecting with people through art+

In 1994, Eric Nakamura was a cool 24-year-old Japanese-American punk...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Emily McIlroy on her path to ‘Sky Burial’+

Sky Burial, the largest and most labor intensive piece I’ve...

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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...

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Find out what Giant Robot artist Yoskay Yamamoto has in store for #ArtShop+

The upcoming massive exhibition at Contempo #ArtShop at Spalding House,...

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Ayad Alkadhi on ‘I Am Baghdad XV’+

  The exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and...

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Staff Picks: Katherine Love+

“I like to support and promote women artists, because sometimes...

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Maya Lea Portner+

“I want to pin each piece to the wall,” said...

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The process: In dialogue with artist Reem Bassous and curator Healoha Johnston+

Opening in December is the exhibition Beyond the Archive: Paintings...

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George Rickey sculptures receive some TLC+

The kinetic sculptures of George Rickey are mesmerizing. Found on...

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Peter Helto’s steampunk side revealed in this Staff Pick+

Have you ever left home without your phone? Many of...

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Deb Nehmad’s ‘Wasted’ opening at Kim Foster Gallery April 9+

“It was literally my dream come true,” says Deb Nehmad...

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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...

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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...

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Hamid Rahmanian: His four-year journey into ‘Shahnameh’+

Since the exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and...

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

Andy Graydon arrived in Honolulu on Feb. 17, and has...

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

Now hard at work on the museum’s front lawn, as...

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James Jean: Organic characters and fractals+

Last night, artist James Jean started work on his mural...

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