Contemporary art

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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...

Read More+ 10 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 10 months ago

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....

Read More+ 11 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 12 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 12 months ago

Chen Qiulin: I’ve hidden nothing in these videos+

Now on view through June 15 is the video installation Chen Qiulin: The Empty City, a visual tour de force...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Krista Jurisich on her work ‘The Houses Are Crying II’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes a group of works...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Maui artist Michael Takemoto invites you to a ‘Transcendental Infestation’+

Two weeks ago, Maui-based artist Michael Takemoto and his wife, Rae Takemoto, were in the Contemporary Gallery working on Michael’s...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Artist Soo Kim: I consider my practice mistake-driven+

Los Angeles–based artist Soo Kim’s works Midnight Reykjavik 12 (pictured above) and (very softly) are in the current exhibition Decisive...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Kinetic teaching tool: Ross Mukai’s Rube Goldberg machine at Spalding House+

Spalding House curator Aaron Padilla was looking for a way to illustrate the idea of kinesis for the exhibition Inquiring...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Making a statement: Allyn Bromley on her works ‘Green Piece’ and ‘Kaka‘ako’+

Artist Allyn Bromley holds up her hand to reveal a middle finger that curves to the right. Her work Green...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Artist Hanasaurusrex: On yarnbombing and mermaids in Hawai‘i+

More than 100 invited artists converged on Honolulu for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai‘i 2014—a weeklong event celebrating street art...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Diane KW: Pushing the ceramics envelope with spam and shards+

  Artist Diane KW is a retired neurologist who has gone from taking her first ceramics class at the Honolulu...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Danny Lyon’s ‘Heat Exhaustion,’ (1967/68)+

Now on view in Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce is this image...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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The art of collecting: Cherye and Jim Pierce+

Now on view is Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, along with two...

Read More+ 1 year ago

Meet our new equine guests on the front lawn+

Last week the museum blocked off the far right lane of Beretania Street to install two magnificent sculptures by Deborah...

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From discarded suitcase to art gallery: The photographic works of Miki Nitadori+

On view at Honolulu Museum at First Hawaiian Center is Reflect: Miki Nitadori, a series of photographs printed on textiles....

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Honolulu Printmakers’ limited edition Director’s Portfolio on sale this weekend+

The venerable Honolulu Printmakers, which makes its home at the Honolulu Museum of Art School, has a new executive director—Duncan...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Remembering Karin Higa+

The museum is saddened to learn of the passing of curator Karin Higa on Tuesday. It was an honor and...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Staff picks: Garry Ka‘aihue’s favorite work of art+

Garry Ka‘aihue, our Spalding House facilities manager, knows the structure and its grounds as intimately as it’s possible to know...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Gideon Gerlt starts his ‘Neural Net’ installation at Spalding House+

This past Saturday, new Orvis Artist in Residence Gideon Gerlt made multiple trips to Spalding House on his moped, hauling...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Q+A: Kapulani Landgraf on ‘Ponoiwi’+

The Native Hawaiian artist’s installation Ponoiwi opens this Friday, Sept. 28, at ARTafterDARK: The Reveal. The work addresses the issue...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Artist Roberta Griffith talks about doll parts and Dalí+

The temporary exhibitions gallery is been a hive of activity since last week, with the installation of Artists of Hawai‘i...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Roberta Griffith: Stuck in the sand+

Got the work shipped to the Honolulu Museum of Art for three installations in Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 last week....

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Clarence Chun: My Little Black Book+

When I started going to school and living in New York City for several years, the one thing that really...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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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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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | John Ferdico: Photographic Portraits: The Scale Modelers+

When I was a kid, drawing and building stuff were among my favorite things to do. Plastic scale model kits...

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Orvis Artist in Residence | Jessica Orfe: Topical Animals, Finishing Stages+

Did you know that there has been a collaborative mural happening at Spalding House? For the past five weekends, beginning...

Read More+ 2 years ago