Permanent Collection

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UH graduate students explore museum vaults—and help us with research+

Beneath the museum are the vaults that house more than...

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‘Pontchartrain': Robert Colescott’s enigmatic narrative+

Now on view in the Contemporary Art Gallery is Robert...

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Staff Pick: Courtland Cleland on the curves of a god+

As assistant manager and buyer for the museum shop, Courtland...

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Staff Pick: Jenny Engle experiences familiarity at first sight+

There’s something about the museum’s wooden Guanyin sculpture that demands reverence, even from...

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Classroom Poster Project progresses—get yours now!+

For the past few months, educators from the Honolulu Museum...

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Summer guided tour: The Great Outdoors+

This summer let’s explore the Great Outdoors! Through the Honolulu...

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Maria Martinez’s famed black ware ceramics now on view+

A new wall case with seven examples of San Ildefonso...

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

Hilary Sholin, the museum’s annual giving coordinator, oversees the membership...

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Guadalupe Rivera Marín visits the museum to see her father’s work+

She’s been photographed by Edward Weston, knew Jean Charlot, and...

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People watching: George Segal’s ‘Japanese Couple’+

George Segal (American, 1924 – 2000) Japanese Couple Against a...

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The poetry of courtesan Utagawa highlighted in a woodblock print+

Every couple of months, our Asian art department ­puts up...

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Glass act: Art collectors (and donors) Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser+

Los Angeles–based art-collecting couple Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser have...

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Korean art spotlight: Joseon Dynasty Dragon Jar+

The Korean ceramics collection at the Honolulu Museum of Art...

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Coming soon to DOE classrooms: Visual art education posters+

Educators: Look what’s coming to a school mailbox near you...

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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...

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STEAM at the Museum+

This year the museum is offering a special free school...

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

Theresa Papanikolas, our curator of European and American art, started...

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Verifying the artist of a special Chilkat robe+

Recently, the museum was honored to welcome a very special...

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

Cody Naganuma is our administrative assistant at Spalding House, as...

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Exciting news: A major Lichtenstein joins the collection+

Just accessioned into the museum collection is Roy Lichtenstein’s 1995...

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Chuna McIntyre schools the museum on seal-gut parkas+

On view in the textile exhibition Sheer Delight was a...

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