Contemporary art

, , , ,

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...

Read More+ 5 months ago
, ,

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....

Read More+ 6 months ago

‘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...

Read More+ 7 months ago
,

‘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...

Read More+ 8 months ago

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...

Read More+ 9 months ago
, ,

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...

Read More+ 9 months ago
, ,

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...

Read More+ 10 months ago

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...

Read More+ 10 months ago

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...

Read More+ 11 months ago
, , ,

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+ 11 months ago
,

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+ 11 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+ 1 year ago
,

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+ 1 year ago
, ,

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+ 1 year 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
,

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
,

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
,

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
, ,

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
,

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
,

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
, ,

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
,

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
, ,

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...

Read More+ 1 year ago
,

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....

Read More+ 1 year ago
,

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
, ,

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+ 2 years ago
, ,

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
,

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