Contemporary art

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

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new contemporary art gallery. The work is installed, the floors are...

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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 is the addition of what...

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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, we welcomed a new arrival...

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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 to break up the gallery...

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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 reinstallation of Gallery 27—where 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 installation made me nervous at...

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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 had lots of great visitors...

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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 major airline during the 9/11...

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