Exhibitions

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Museum curators get recognized by their peers for ‘Modern Love’+

Last week the Association of Art Museum Curators announced the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence for curatorial work...

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Ayad Alkadhi on ‘I Am Baghdad XV’+

  The exhibition Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art includes work by contemporary Islamic artists who have...

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Inside the Artist’s Studio: Maya Lea Portner+

“I want to pin each piece to the wall,” said artist Maya Lea Portner, holding a strip of white-painted board...

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‘Artists of Hawai‘i 2015′ update: Three studio visits with James Jensen+

With the opening of Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 less than two months away, many of the artists are in the...

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Paradise found: The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Shangri La flower show+

Hawai’i is relentlessly referred to as a paradise—but what does that word really mean? “Paradise” is actually an old compound,...

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Art School’s second celebration of Micronesian culture a hit+

The crowd erupted in whoops and children stuffed dollar bills into dancers’ waistbands as the Palauan troupe Mem Doloik shook...

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Museum hires Samuel Gelfy as curator of millennial culture+

Over the past decade the museum has taken steps to better engage younger audiences. By many measures the museum has...

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Local artists sure to shine at Contempo #Artshop+

Collecting art is a life-enriching experience, and Contempo #Artshop is sure to set young collectors on the right track to...

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Three ‘ie toga mats go on view for the first time+

On view through Aug. 9, Shifting Values of Plaited Power highlights the weaving traditions of the Pacific with skillfully crafted...

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Matson’s Eugene Savage murals on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery through Aug. 16+

Are you kicking yourself because you never got a chance to see Art Deco Hawai‘i? (The hit show closed in...

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This year’s Gift Print artist is Paul Weissman+

This Wednesday the Honolulu Printmakers hold the opening reception of their 87th Annual Exhibition. Each year, the Printmakers commission an...

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The power of a simple portrait+

Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965) Hadija and her Father Badel Addan Gadel, Somali Refugee Camp, Mandera, Kenya, 1993 Gelatin silver...

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Hokusai’s fulfilled dream of immortality+

At the heart of the exhibition Dreams of Mount Fuji: Masterpieces of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Japanese Print Collection are three woodblock prints...

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A last look at ‘Through the Darkness’+

If you are a lover of Japanese woodblock prints and you haven’t yet made it to the exhibition Through the...

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Experience a sound-and-sketch session on Feb. 28+

Opening Feb. 27 is a whole new experience at the museum—Andy Graydon’s sound installation Fig. 1. We’ve designed a workshop...

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For Teachers: Less = More Teacher Workshop on Feb.14+

To help educators get the most out of our upcoming exhibition Less = More, the museum is holding a teacher...

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Marc Thomas: The narrowing space between work and home+

“Most people know me as a painter, but this show is different,” says Marc Thomas, chief preparator at the Honolulu...

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Parka life: Yup’ik cultural educator Chuna McIntyre on one of the museum’s latest acquistions+

The new exhibition Recent Acquisitions features art in a wide range of media, from woodwork and photography to ceramics and...

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‘Love Vibes’ explored new territory in 1990′s Japan+

“I was always interested in manga, ever since I was a little girl,” says pioneering manga superstar Erica Sakurazawa, talking...

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The season of giving: See the museum’s recent gifts and acquisitions starting Thursday+

Museums are constantly adding to their collections—filling the gaps of periods, artists and media—through purchases, but more often through gifts....

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A Savage view of Capt. Cook’s arrival+

The six murals that Matson commissioned from artist Eugene Savage in 1938 have people lingering in the exhibition Art Deco...

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‘Natural Unnatural Supernatural’ gets a refresh this week+

Our installation crew is busy today replacing light-sensitive works on paper in the exhibition Natural Unnatural Supernatural with a selection...

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Art Deco Hawai‘i Spotlight: The Three Graces+

Esther Bruton (American, 1896–1992) The Three Graces, mid-1930s Painted screen Collection Michael and Linda Horikawa When the doors opened to...

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A Honolulu Magazine cover—in 1929+

Henry B. Christian (American, 1883–1953) Cover design for Paradise of the Pacific, 1929 Watercolor Collection Michael and Linda Horikawa Now...

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