Contemporary art

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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+ 9 months 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+ 9 months 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+ 10 months 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+ 10 months 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+ 10 months 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+ 11 months 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+ 12 months 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+ 12 months 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
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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....

Read More+ 1 year ago