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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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Collections manager Brady Evans on his favorite work of art+

Brady Evans possibly knows the museum better than anyone else...

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

Now on view in Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese...

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Slow Art Day participant: You should do this again+

On Saturday, the museum took part in Slow Art Day—an...

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

Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas put our...

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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...

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Tiny Chinese shoes+

The new textile exhibition Remaining Remnants features things made with...

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

Last month, three South Korean art history scholars visited the...

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See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese...

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Cheongsam chic: Silk ‘n’ squirrel+

  Now on view in the China Gallery is a...

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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on...

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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...

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Our Calder is back from Korea+

Our Alexander Calder piece Object With Yellow Background is back...

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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...

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

Amber Ludwig is the Curatorial Assistant for the Department of...

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Honolulu Myohoji Mission donates prize sculpture+

The most recent addition to the museum’s collection of Japanese...

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

Members of the museum’s operations maintenance team know the museum...

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Our van Gogh is back on view+

Our Vincent van Gogh painting is back! After a yearlong...

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And the winners are…+

Congratulations to Ailsa Horky of Kaneohe and Tyler Dos Santos-Tam...

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