Museum staff

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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...

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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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Stephan Jost: What should our museum look like in five years?+

To mark #MuseumWeek, which runs March 23 to 29, the UK newspaper The Guardian asked directors of British museums: “What...

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Meet Ramu: Security’s renaissance man+

When visitors arrive at the museum, the first thing they see are security officers standing guard, and then they see...

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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...

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Staff pick: Hilary Sholin has eyes for ‘Marisol’+

Hilary Sholin, the museum’s annual giving coordinator, oversees the membership program and comes up with creative ideas to get more...

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Museum welcomes first curator devoted to arts of Hawai‘i collection+

Art of Hawai‘i—art made by Hawaiians, and art made in or about Hawai‘i by anyone else—has always been part of...

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For Teachers: Museum holds focus group on art and math Jan 16+

Did you experience Finding X at Spalding House last year? Are you interested in introducing your students to the connections...

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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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Making order out of chaos: John Sy+

The museum’s development department helps keep the lights on and everything in motion. They position the museum for sustained growth...

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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...

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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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Eugene Savage murals will remain on view through summer 2015+

One of the highlights of the popular Art Deco Hawai‘i exhibition are the six murals by Eugene Savage that Matson...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Read More+ 9 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 9 months ago
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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...

Read More+ 9 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+ 10 months ago
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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+

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

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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,...

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For teachers: Museum holds special educators-only tour of ‘Art Deco Hawai‘i’+

Save the date! Teachers are cordially invited to an educators-only tour and discussion of Art Deco Hawai’i with curator Theresa...

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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...

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