Museum staff

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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...

Read More+ 1 year 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....

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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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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...

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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....

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Critique Session: Experts review our European and American art galleries, Friday, Feb 28+

The Hawai‘i Museums Association is holding a critique session of our reinstalled European and American art galleries on Friday, Feb....

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Instructor Alyson Stone takes art outside for new Art School class+

Anyone who has seen the documentary Rivers and Tides, about environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, can’t help but be amazed at...

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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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaiian flowers+

There are just two weeks left to see the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures. On view...

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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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Theater manager Taylour Chang reveals her favorite work of art+

Taylour Chang is manager of the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre—and a filmmaker. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she is a...

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Art school spring registration is here! Staffers reveal their class picks+

Registration for the spring semester at the Honolulu Museum of Art School began last Tuesday. With more than 100 to...

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Daydreaming with art school assistant director Pearlyn Salvador+

Last November, Honolulu Museum of Art School director Vince Hazen converted a former phone booth into the Nanogallery—a mini art...

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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....

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Art instructor Janell Nakahara on Monet and masks+

On a recent afternoon, we stopped by Janell Nakahara’s “Philosophy and Art” class, part of the museum’s Art to Go...

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Our Calder is back from Korea+

Our Alexander Calder piece Object With Yellow Background is back home. It returned last month after being included in the...

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Jared Stone wins the museum three design awards+

On Oct. 26 the Honolulu chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, held its awards ceremony for its biannual...

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Staff picks: Garry Ka‘aihue’s favorite work of art+

Garry Ka‘aihue, our Spalding House facilities manager, knows the structure and its grounds as intimately as it’s possible to know...

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Lending Collection offers a free pass to the world+

The museum has had a Lending Collection since it opened in 1927—originally comprised of works from founder Anna Rice Cooke’s...

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Art instructor Mark Norseth on teaching process vs. product+

The Honolulu Museum of Art School offers more than 280 classes and workshops every year for adults and young artists,...

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Meet our new Asian art intern: Charise Michelsen+

Every year, the museum’s Asian Art Department gets a new intern. The position is generously funded by the Society of...

Read More+ 2 years ago
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Special art tour: Museum Friends get in-depth look at reinstalled Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery+

Last Wednesday evening, the Honolulu Museum of Art Friends group—which is comprised of almost 400 museum volunteers, including docents—held an...

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Staff picks: Amber Ludwig’s favorite work of art+

Amber Ludwig is the Curatorial Assistant for the Department of European and American Art.  She received her Ph.D. in Art...

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Congratulations to our new school-tour docents+

Last Monday, our latest group of 16 docents graduated, attending a small ceremony with director Stephan Jost, director of tour...

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Meet Hathaway Jakobsen, our new Chief Advancement Officer+

In June, the museum welcomed its first ever Chief Advancement Officer—Hathaway Jakobsen. This new position was created to spearhead fundraising,...

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Staff picks: Danilo Urbano’s favorite work of art+

Members of the museum’s operations maintenance team know the museum in an intimate way that no other staffers do. They...

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