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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+ 9 months 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+ 9 months 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...

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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+ 10 months 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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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+ 11 months 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+ 12 months ago