Museum ‘ohana

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A fond farewell to longtime café manager Tracy Gunn+

“I feel like I’ve grown up here,” said café manager Tracy Gunn last Thursday—her second to last day with the...

Read More+ 7 days ago
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Legislature approves $1.5 million grant for the museum+

After almost two years of planning, lobbying, and giving testimony at the capitol, the museum received good news last month...

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Deb Nehmad’s ‘Wasted’ opening at Kim Foster Gallery April 9+

“It was literally my dream come true,” says Deb Nehmad about being at the opening of her first solo exhibition...

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Security officer Cyril Ruthenberg on his wild photographic recognition+

In February, part-time security officer Cyril Ruthenberg received news that one of his photograph had placed in the top 50...

Read More+ 1 month ago
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We will not forget Dr. Irv Schatz+

Museum staff were very saddened Friday to learn about the passing of our highly respected and loved docent Dr. Irv...

Read More+ 2 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 2 months ago
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Community comes out in support of the Art School+

“Today we’re asking for the state’s support to expand the Honolulu Museum of Art School to meet community demand. Our...

Read More+ 3 months ago
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Docent Andrea Snyder on the Jewish Film Festival’s “Bar Mitzvah year”+

When the Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival opens in the Doris Duke Theatre on March 7, it enters...

Read More+ 3 months ago
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You be the judge: Docent Sandra Simms on the Honolulu African American Film Festival+

This week the Honolulu African American Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre for two weeks of films, guest...

Read More+ 4 months ago
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ARTafterRETIREMENT: Sonoko Ota+

Most Tuesdays at 10am you can find museum docent Sonoko Ota waiting at the front entrance, ready to lead a...

Read More+ 4 months ago
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End-of-year giving tax savings: Good through Dec 31+

If you’re 70 and a half years old or older, we’ve got good news about tax-free giving options. Last Friday,...

Read More+ 5 months ago

Holiday greetings from director Stephan Jost+

Happy holidays from me and the entire staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art. I want to thank everyone for...

Read More+ 5 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 5 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 5 months ago
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Flower girl: Joyce Tomonari+

Joyce Tomonari pulls clippers from a pocket on the front of her black apron as she feels her way around...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Tori Richard + Matson = aloha shirts you need+

Have you looked at the Eugene Savage murals on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i and thought, “That would make a...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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The collectors: Michael Horikawa+

Michael Horikawa walks through his East O‘ahu home rattling off a detailed provenance of the artwork on the walls, along...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Jennifer Leung: Stewarding art from acquisition to exhibition+

The museum has seven exhibitions opening this fall and winter, from Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art, the last in...

Read More+ 6 months ago
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Outgoing ARTafterDARK advisory board members go out with a printing bang+

ARTafterDARK has grown exponentially since it launched in 2004. Last month’s event brought in 2,300 people—and it was a rainy...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Meet our members: Roberta Schmitz+

It’s gratifying getting to know visitors in the galleries and at events. Museum staff love it when we see familiar...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Glass act: Art collectors (and donors) Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser+

Los Angeles–based art-collecting couple Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser have been coming to Hawai‘i for decades, and this year their...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Museum milestone: Meet our first Korean art curator+

The Honolulu Museum of Art was one of the first museums in the United States to have a gallery dedicated...

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We are looking for volunteer docents!+

Join our next volunteer docent training course! Any teacher who has brought their students on a guided school tour knows...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Educating Educators: Ualani Davis and Andrea Charuk+

Working parallel to the museum’s core full-time staff is a phalanx of part-time artist instructors who create curriculum for and...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Here it is, your moment of zen: Security Supervisor Lars Tellander+

Regular readers of this enewsletter know from this “Staff Pick” series that many museum staff members develop varying degrees of...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Where Egyptian tradition and dubstep meet: The creator of Shimmy Showcase on this year’s extravaganza+

Malia Delapenia created the Hawaii Belly Dance Convention a decade ago, and this year she kicks the weeklong program off...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Going en plein air with instructor Andrew Rose+

(Andrew Rose [right] with a student. Photo courtesy Andrew Rose, 2014) Entering Andrew Rose’s namesake gallery in Pauahi Tower, leaving...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Congratulations 2014 graduating docents!+

Congratulations to our newest crop of school tour docents who graduated just last week and have hit the ground running....

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Kyle Little or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Abstract Art+

As this blog post is being typed, an installation team is hard at work in the Palm Courtyard assembling a...

Read More+ 8 months ago
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Artist John Koga’s Naked Tears in the Nanogallery+

A former phone booth in the lobby of the Honolulu Museum of Art School has become a fun and formidable...

Read More+ 9 months ago