Contemporary art

Responding to ‘Courage + Strength’+

The photography exhibition Courage and Strength: Portraits of Those Who Have Served has been a...

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Garden of Reflection Week 6+

For our final week at the Spalding House, the Academy of the Pacific students and...

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Garden of Reflection Week 5+

The students from Academy of the Pacific take a break after adding some finishing touches...

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Garden of Reflection Week 3+

Week 3 of our Garden of Reflection installation has produced some unexpected light effects and...

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Garden of Reflection: Week 1+

It was a great first weekend here at Spalding House! Here I am installing the...

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An art project E.O. Wilson would love+

Andrea Jonna Charuk completed her second weekend as Orvis Artist in Residence at Spalding House...

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Tattoo legend Mike Ledger in our photo studio today+

Curators have selected 10 contemporary artists to highlight in our upcoming exhibition Tattoo Honolulu. One...

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Eggs hatched, ready for takeoff!+

Last month we reported that a shama thrush had laid eggs in Orvis artist in...

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The rise of the guava saplings+

Last week visiting artist Patrick Dougherty and his crew—Hawai‘i artist Leland Miyano, museum staff, volunteers—harvested...

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Hawai‘i Art Now members-only opening tonight+

The first concrete sign of Hawai‘i Art Now was Eli Baxter installing her work Ascension...

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Visitors become impromptu art assistants on vacay+

The stripping of the strawberry guava saplings started on our front lawn today. Sherwood and...

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The great guava harvest of 2012+

Today Patrick Dougherty started work on his installation at the museum—this meant harvesting tons of...

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Curator’s Notes: Delving into ‘Anxiety’s Edge’+

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new contemporary art gallery. The work...

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Curator’s notes: Update on new contemporary art gallery+

When Gallery 27 reopens on Sept. 16, one of the most prominent changes you’ll see...

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Curator’s notes: A new arrival—George Rickey+

Have you noticed something different about the Academy as you drive by? On Aug. 2,...

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Curator’s notes: More on Gallery 27 changes+

Our installation staff is busy in Gallery 27 removing temporary walls and building new ones...

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Curator’s notes: Transformation of Gallery 27 starts next week+

This is the first entry for what I hope will be a series about the...

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Robert Reed’s BOH Family Sunday experience+

I’ll have to admit that the possibility of hundreds of children swarming in to my...

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Artist in Residence Robert Reed: Update on my interactive mini-golf sculpture+

This was a very busy week of building the foundation for my interactive sculpture. I...

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Orvis Artist in Residence Robert Reed July5-Aug.13+

I was living in New York City and working  as a flight attendant for a...

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HI’s top mural artists unveil mega mural today at 4pm+

Mural artist Estria, who, with Prime, created the two great murals behind our Academy Art...

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Hoping for rain: Lynne Yamamoto’s new TCM installation+

On Saturday, TCM artist in residence Lynne Yamamoto‘s site-specific installation A House for Listening to...

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Walking Landscape+

A few months ago I had a dream in which the mountains were floating, or...

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Ernesto Pujol: In the gallery and around town+

New York-based artist Ernesto Pujol is nailing down the final details of his group performance...

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See Darren Waterston paint+

Artist in Residence Darren Waterston is in the midst of painting a mural at The...

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What is landscape?+

In Gallery 30, red dirt is rapidly transforming into a miniature landscape, one cone and...

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James Jack, Orvis Artist in Residence+

James Jack is the current Orvis Artist in Residence. He set up shop in Gallery...

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Darren Waterston helps install ‘Forest Eater’+

Artist in Residence Darren Waterston spent a year traveling to Hawai‘i—visiting Volcano National Park and...

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On view: Daniel Trivieri’s “Grouper”+

On view right now in Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel is...

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