Contemporary art

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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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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