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Duncan Dempster: New directions for Honolulu Printmakers+

“Printmaking is such a powerful entry point into creative production for people from all walks of life,” says Duncan Dempster,...

Read More+ 10 months ago
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Talking tech with AV maestro Eric Kelekolio+

In the past year, music programming at the Doris Duke Theatre has enjoyed a phenomenal reboot. As discussed in our...

Read More+ 11 months ago

Gov. Neil Abercrombie: The museum is a chance for you to reflect on your humanity+

We asked Hawai‘i’s art-loving governor Neil Abercrombie, who has been coming to the Honolulu Museum of Art since he was...

Read More+ 12 months ago
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Art instructor Joey Chiarello: Guided by spiritual growth+

10/9/14 Update: Joey’s installation in the Nanogallery, ‘Simran the Sacred Jumping Spider’ is on view through the month of October....

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Exciting news: A major Lichtenstein joins the collection+

Just accessioned into the museum collection is Roy Lichtenstein’s 1995 relief sculpture Woman Contemplating a Yellow Cup. This major gift...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Chuna McIntyre schools the museum on seal-gut parkas+

On view in the textile exhibition Sheer Delight was a Yu’pik parka made of seal gut (hopefully you saw it!)....

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Susan Thomas: Where woodblock prints go for TLC+

In the museum’s Asian Art print collection vault, Susan Thomas carefully pulls out a black drawer, one of hundreds. “Oh,...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Revisit Rauschenberg’s ‘Trophy V (for Jasper Johns)’+

Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas put our all-star modern artwork on view in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Shangri La’s inside man: Paul Carry+

This past October, museum director Stephan Jost appointed Paul Carry as Lead Interpretive Guide at Shangri La Center for Islamic...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute spreads Persian culture at the museum+

For the second time, the museum’s monthly ARTafterDARK party celebrates Noruz—the Persian New Year—this Friday. The event is the brainchild...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Museum celebrates Micronesia with exhibition, workshops and film+

To celebrate the arts and traditions of a growing part of Hawai‘i’s social fabric, the Honolulu Museum of Art School...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Between the stacks: Head librarian Sachiyo Kawai‘ae‘a+

  Tucked away between two French oil paintings in the museum’s Modernism gallery—Amédée Ozenfant’s Accords and Robert Delaunay’s Rainbow—is the...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Making a statement: Allyn Bromley on her works ‘Green Piece’ and ‘Kaka‘ako’+

Artist Allyn Bromley holds up her hand to reveal a middle finger that curves to the right. Her work Green...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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On the frontline: Kim Hutchison+

Here at the Honolulu Museum of Art, highly accomplished individuals work together to deliver high-quality, inspirational experiences for the community....

Read More+ 1 year ago
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A five-year-old gave us her life savings in honor of her Uncle Tim’s birthday+

Last week we were honored—and tickled—to receive these coins in the mail. They are from Samantha Hirasaki, 5. Her mother...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Museum Friends spend evening with Cherye and Jim Pierce+

The museum’s invaluable volunteer group Honolulu Museum of Art Friends holds four events a year. Last Thursday they organized “An...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Diane KW: Pushing the ceramics envelope with spam and shards+

  Artist Diane KW is a retired neurologist who has gone from taking her first ceramics class at the Honolulu...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Scientist Della Reid: The story behind an Ansel Adams Hawai‘i photograph+

In November, California-based attorney and epidemiologist Ann Slaby, who was on O‘ahu for a high school reunion, visited the museum, as...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe from someone who knew her+

Georgia O’Keeffe fans won’t want to miss the on-stage conversation between Barney Ebsworth and curator Theresa Papanikolas on Wednesday, Jan....

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Happy New Year from Director Stephan Jost+

The year is coming to a close—the time when many of us make gifts to the organizations we love the...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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The art of collecting: Cherye and Jim Pierce+

Now on view is Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, along with two...

Read More+ 1 year ago

Last-minute gift? Make it meaningful with a museum membership+

What can you get for $25 these days? Three-quarters of a tank of gas, three jars of chutney from the...

Read More+ 1 year ago
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Franklyn Donahue, a 38-year museum veteran, retires this week+

Franklyn Donahue looks at the gleaming wood of the 18th-century tall clock in the newly reinstalled gallery of American art....

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Remembering Karin Higa+

The museum is saddened to learn of the passing of curator Karin Higa on Tuesday. It was an honor and...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Bundit Kanisthakhon and Kirk Malanchuk up for award for their design of our new parking attendant booth+

In August the museum’s new parking attendant booth opened for operation in the lot behind the art school on Victoria...

Read More+ 2 years ago

Meet Vi Loo, our new Chairman of the Board of Trustees+

Violet S.W. Loo, known as Vi, has long given back to the community. Holding an MA in education from the...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Remembering Lawrence J. Stupski+

The museum is saddened to learn of the passing of Lawrence J. Stupski, who, with his wife Joyce, has been...

Read More+ 2 years ago

We ♥ our volunteers+

The museum is grateful to its volunteers—a cadre of dedicated people from all walks of life who bring with them...

Read More+ 2 years ago