Contemporary art

Andy Graydon: Phase 1 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening in February+

In July, artist Andy Graydon was in the museum vault, examining a 5,000-year-old Chinese jade block, or ts’ung, an object...

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Spatial Sculptors: Wrapping up our Orvis residency at Spalding House+

We just completed our Orvis Artist in Residency at Spalding House! Over the course of the past six weeks, Spatial...

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In the sticks: Sean Connelly on his installation ‘Land Division’+

Like Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, O‘ahu-born Sean Connelly is an architect who makes art. At the invitation of curator...

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Psssst, wanna buy an article about an art installation?: Diller + Scofidio’s ‘Soft Sell’+

Staff and visitors alike have been startled by voices echoing in the museum’s western colonnade. Are people hiding around the...

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Know how to use a miter saw? Sean Connelly needs you+

The Honolulu Museum of Art seeks volunteer studio assistants for the construction of the upcoming installation Land Division by Sean...

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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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Next Orvis Artist in Residence: Spatial Sculptors takes over the Surface Gallery+

“A dance disappears as you see it. A movie of a dance is a dream. A description of a dance...

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Want to be an artist assistant? Help Sean Connelly harvest strawberry guava saplings+

Dates: May 27,28, 29 Time: 7am-3:00 pm Location: Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden, Kāne‘ohe Upon arrival, call 808-255-5453 for directions to specific harvest location....

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Darius Homayounpour creates a ‘Rift’ in the galleries+

Going on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery this week is Darius Homayounpour’s installation Rift. He’s been in there...

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Exciting news: A major Lichtenstein joins the collection+

Just accessioned into the museum collection is Roy Lichtenstein’s 1995 relief sculpture Woman Contemplating a Yellow Cup. This major gift...

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