Permanent Collection

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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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The museum mourns an American hero+

“Sen. Inouye made great contributions to our community and his...

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Makeover update: The reinstallation is almost done!+

We’re almost done! The last phase of the reinstallation of...

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Mile-high ‘Wheatfield’+

Our van Gogh painting, Wheatfield, has covered a lot of...

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

People who attend Two Museums and a Royal Palace tonight...

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New in the galleries: Dazzling porcelain display+

Back in November, Amber Ludwig, curatorial assistant in the European...

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Makeover update: Gallery 6+

A lot of visitors make a beeline to our impressive...

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Makeover update: Gallery 5+

Phase II of the reinstallation of galleries 1 to 10...

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The Museum’s rare Lumia+

Last spring, boy was I excited to get a call...

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

Last month, BBC journalist and presenter Peter Snow interviewed Curator...

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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: Delving into ‘Anxiety’s Edge’+

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new...

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Hiroshige’s fierce eagle+

There’s just four days left to see the woodblock print...

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