Contemporary art

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Garden of Reflection Week 5+

The students from Academy of the Pacific take a break after adding some finishing touches to our colored mirror and...

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Garden of Reflection Week 3+

Week 3 of our Garden of Reflection installation has produced some unexpected light effects and placement of reflective objects. Visitors...

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Garden of Reflection: Week 1+

It was a great first weekend here at Spalding House! Here I am installing the colored mirrors, which museum visitors...

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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 on Sunday. Her project Take...

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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 of them is the highly...

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Eggs hatched, ready for takeoff!+

Last month we reported that a shama thrush had laid eggs in Orvis artist in residence Eva Enriquez’s project—which just...

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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 a forest’s worth of invasive...

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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 on the staircase leading to...

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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 Gerry Gwan, pictured here, are...

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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 strawberry guava saplings from Ho‘omaluhia...

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