Contemporary art

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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...

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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...

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Meet our new equine guests on the front lawn+

Last week the museum blocked off the far right lane of Beretania Street to install...

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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...

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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,...

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Remembering Karin Higa+

The museum is saddened to learn of the passing of curator Karin Higa on Tuesday....

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Artist Roberta Griffith talks about doll parts and Dalí+

The temporary exhibitions gallery is been a hive of activity since last week, with the...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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Keith Tallett has a solo show at the new SPF Projects gallery in Kaka‘ako+

Did you love Keith Tallett’s banana tattooed with “watufaka” and his Flying Hawaiians gleaming, resined...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Ryan Higa: Visual inspiration+

Someone named this plant ‘baby toes.’ Ryan Higa, one of the 11 artists who were...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | John Ferdico: The persuasiveness of craft+

On miniature aircraft, scale modelers painstakingly reproduce things like wires and rivet heads in sizes...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Amber Aguirre: What I’m working on now+

My work has most often focused on social commentary. As the child of a Holocaust...

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A glimpse into a day in the life of a curator+

From Curator of Contemporary Art James Jensen, who had a break from everyday curatorial duties:...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | John Ferdico: What I Make+

I’ve been an artist all my life, but when someone asks me, “What sort of...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Roberta Griffith: Progress on ‘Debris Contained’+

A series I am working on for Artists of Hawaii 2013 consists of five hand-sculpted,...

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The Artists of Hawai‘i 11 meet in the director’s office+

Last October, museum curators selected out of hundreds of submissions 11 artists to be part...

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Opening reception for Cox Award recipient John Koga+

Last Wednesday, the museum held a small reception for the Catharine E.B. Cox Award Exhibition....

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And the winners are…+

Congratulations to Ailsa Horky of Kaneohe and Tyler Dos Santos-Tam of Honolulu for winning our...

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Congratulations Keith Tallett, Joan Mitchell Foundation grant recipient!+

The museum is excited to learn that Hawai‘i Island–based mixed-media artist Keith Tallett, whose work...

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Seeing ‘Courage and Strength’ through the eyes of soldiers+

“I like this picture because if I had to guess, he was on patrol or...

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Update on Artists of Hawai‘i 2013+

Yesterday was the last day to submit work for Artists of Hawai‘i 2013. Jay Jensen,...

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