Contemporary art

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See a different view of ‘Land Division’ through Jan 4+

In an unorthodox move, the museum has repositioned the two elements of the installation Land Division: An Installation by Sean...

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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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New school tour explores connections between art and math+

Opening on Feb. 4 is our new curriculum-driven exhibition Less = More at Spalding House. This time art makes tangible...

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Marc Thomas: The narrowing space between work and home+

“Most people know me as a painter, but this show is different,” says Marc Thomas, chief preparator at the Honolulu...

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The season of giving: See the museum’s recent gifts and acquisitions starting Thursday+

Museums are constantly adding to their collections—filling the gaps of periods, artists and media—through purchases, but more often through gifts....

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‘Modern Love’ preview: Interview with artist Tsubaki Anna+

Opening Nov. 20 is the museum’s third and final exhibition focusing on the genre of Japanese erotic art. The first...

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‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ artists selected+

Our website always gets a spike in visits whenever we post the artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i, which is...

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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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