Museum staff

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Travis Hancock on the Hi Sk8 Films showcase+

“We were just trying to copy surfing. Everything about skateboarding had to do with surfing. It was all about fun...

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Staff picks: Yong Wilson+

The museum’s facilities team keeps all our locations in tip-top shape. Every day before the doors open, this crew is...

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Cori Mackie: Refreshing the museum’s retail experience+

Cori Mackie joined the museum six months ago as Museum Shop manager. She brings with her more than 17 years...

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Tom Wesselmann’s ‘Dropped Bra’ gets a pick me up+

Tom Wesselmann (American, 1931-2004) Dropped Bra, 1988 Painted aluminum Gift of The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, 2011, and Gift of Margo...

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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...

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Art Deco Hawai‘i is almost here. Opens July 3.+

Theresa Papanikolas, our curator of European and American art, started work on Art Deco Hawai‘i almost four years ago. Last...

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Stephan Jost: Advancement is working+

A year ago we decided to create a new museum department—Advancement. The Advancement team comprises departments that focus on fundraising,...

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Music programmer Brandon Apeles:+

Honolulu Museum of Art music programmer Brandon Apeles attended his first concert when he was five—his parents took him to...

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Cody Naganuma’s favorite work of art (in the collection)+

Cody Naganuma is our administrative assistant at Spalding House, as well as a talented artist. We asked him what his...

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Art instructor Joey Chiarello: Guided by spiritual growth+

This summer at the Art School, artist Joey Chiarello teaches a new ceramics class: Build a Creature, which starts May...

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