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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....

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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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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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Honolulu Myohoji Mission donates prize sculpture+

The most recent addition to the museum’s collection of Japanese art is the wood sculpture Enlightenment by Hashimoto Chōshū, a...

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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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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Drew Broderick: Visual Research into the Honolulu Museum of Art, part III+

Conducted casually over the past 10 months in preparation of Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013. Part III of III The Lei Maker, painted...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Drew Broderick: Visual Research into the Honolulu Museum of Art, part II+

Conducted casually over the past 10 months in preparation of Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013. Part II of III Site: The  John...

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Artists of Hawai‘i 2013 | Drew Broderick: Visual Research into the Honolulu Museum of Art, part I+

Conducted casually over the past 10 months in preparation for Artists of Hawaiʻi 2013. Part I of III Site: Robert...

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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in paint and pixels+

Now on view in Landscape in the New World is one of the museum’s American art treasures—Thomas Moran’s sweeping panorama...

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A glimpse into a day in the life of a curator+

From Curator of Contemporary Art James Jensen, who had a break from everyday curatorial duties: Usually an art museum curator’s...

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Our van Gogh is back on view+

Our Vincent van Gogh painting is back! After a yearlong trip, which included stops at the Philadelphia Museum of Art,...

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And the winners are…+

Congratulations to Ailsa Horky of Kaneohe and Tyler Dos Santos-Tam of Honolulu for winning our Instagram and Twitter contests at...

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The museum mourns an American hero+

“Sen. Inouye made great contributions to our community and his loss is mourned by the museum.”—Honolulu Museum of Art director...

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Makeover update: The reinstallation is almost done!+

We’re almost done! The last phase of the reinstallation of the galleries of European and American art will begin tomorrow...

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Mile-high ‘Wheatfield’+

Our van Gogh painting, Wheatfield, has covered a lot of ground this year. First, as part of Van Gogh Up...

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Two more reinstalled galleries to see!: 20th-century art+

People who attend Two Museums and a Royal Palace tonight will be the first to see the two latest galleries...

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New in the galleries: Dazzling porcelain display+

Back in November, Amber Ludwig, curatorial assistant in the European and American Art department, wrote about her project creating an...

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Makeover update: Gallery 6+

A lot of visitors make a beeline to our impressive collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works. Up until a couple...

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Makeover update: Gallery 5+

Phase II of the reinstallation of galleries 1 to 10 is done! Now you can see the museum’s 18th-century European...

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The Museum’s rare Lumia+

Last spring, boy was I excited to get a call from a New Yorker fact checker. She wanted to know...

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Dec 7: A Hawai‘i artist’s connection to Japan+

Last month, BBC journalist and presenter Peter Snow interviewed Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas via Skype for...

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Curator’s Notes: The New Ceramics Cabinet+

Many museums are re-installing their ceramics collections in a manner that reflects the high point of innovation in Western ceramics—the...

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Curator’s notes: Extreme Makeover: Gallery 4 Edition+

At long last, Gallery 4 has a new look! When I arrived at the Academy three years ago, I was...

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Curator’s Notes: Delving into ‘Anxiety’s Edge’+

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new contemporary art gallery. The work is installed, the floors are...

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Hiroshige’s fierce eagle+

There’s just four days left to see the woodblock print exhibition Ukiyo-e Par Excellence. Assistant Curator Sawako Chang selected some...

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Behind the art: The Vogels and Edda Renouf+

Our current special exhibition, Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert and Dorothy Vogel, has a back story that is as...

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The Vogel exhibition: Making the conceptual concrete+

Curator Theresa Papanikolas and the installation crew are in the final stretch of installing Exquisitely Modern: 50 Works from Herbert...

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An Armenian in Hawai‘i+

Artist Arman Manookian designed Christmas cards for the belated Star Bulletin. Like this one. So he wasn’t a great speller!...

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Our “Water Lilies” on an urban adventure+

Now on view through June 26 at Gagosian Gallery in New York City is the exhibition Monet. The survey of...

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