Permanent Collection

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Slow Art Day participant: You should do this again+

On Saturday, the museum took part in Slow Art Day—an international event that happens at art venues around the world—for...

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Revisit Rauschenberg’s ‘Trophy V (for Jasper Johns)’+

Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas put our all-star modern artwork on view in our Temporary Exhibition Gallery...

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Spend quality time with five works at Slow Art Day this weekend+

For the first time, the Honolulu Museum of Art participates in Slow Art Day, which happens this Saturday, April 12....

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Tiny Chinese shoes+

The new textile exhibition Remaining Remnants features things made with fabric scraps and rags. Back when “reuse-recycle” was a matter...

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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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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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Korea ‘buried treasure’ discovered in the museum basement!+

Last month, three South Korean art history scholars visited the museum to inspect our collection of Korean art. What they...

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See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese Art is this delicate, rarely-put-on-view hanging scroll. Anonymous The Descent...

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Cheongsam chic: Silk ‘n’ squirrel+

  Now on view in the China Gallery is a piece of clothing that gets our textiles curator Sara Oka...

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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on a White Elephant Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1766 Woodblock...

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