Permanent Collection

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Win our Facebook contest: We’ll display your artwork in a gallery+

From now until October 10, the Honolulu Museum of Art is asking its Facebook page fans (that’s you) to submit works using...

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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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STEAM at the Museum+

This year the museum is offering a special free school tour for students at Title 1 schools! Students will discover...

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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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Verifying the artist of a special Chilkat robe+

Recently, the museum was honored to welcome a very special group—Albert “Hutch” Hunt, his daughter Corinne Hunt, Corinne’s daughter Kayleigh,...

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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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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...

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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!)....

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Collections manager Brady Evans on his favorite work of art+

Brady Evans possibly knows the museum better than anyone else on staff—and he’s only 24. At the Honolulu Museum of...

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Golden glow: Ogata Kōrin’s ‘Chrysanthemums/Maple Tree’+

Now on view in Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art is this glowing screen. Learn more about it: Ogata...

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