Permanent Collection

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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Our first Duchamp. Very exciting.+

Last year, when Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas was working on “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on...

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Our Cézanne drawing may head to London, see it while you can+

On view in “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper” is a sketch that Paul Cézanne did sometime between 1890...

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I Heart Grandma+

There is something special to see in lightly traversed gallery 22, currently home to an exhibition of textiles that were...

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Connecting the dots+

On view in the exhibition “From Whistler to Warhol: Modernism on Paper” is Raoul Dufy’s “The Woman of Martinique,” which...

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Happy Birthday Auguste Renoir+

Auguste Renoir was born 169 years ago today in Limoges, France. We’re so lucky to have his etching “A Dance...

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Harajuku in Hokusai’s day (+ aloHAA goes bilingual!)+

Tokyo’s Harajuku district is the place to see the latest street fashions on the city’s hipsters. It’s a crowded urban...

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Why Hokusai’s got the blues+

Katsushika Hokusai used a lot of blue dye in his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” prints. Honolulu Academy of Arts...

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‘The Lost Symbol’ at the Academy in January+

A fan of Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster—an exploration into the mysteries of Freemasonry? (As Maureen Dowd wrote in The New...

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Can’t stop going in Gallery 27+

Staff are abuzz about Curator Theresa Papanikolas’ and Installation Designer Larry Maruya’s reinstallation of the Clare Boothe Luce Gallery (aka...

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Mirror image? Hokusai’s idealized Mount Fuji+

At first glance, Katushika Hokusai’s woodblock print “Reflection in Lake Misaka in Kai Province,” part of the series “Thirty-six Views...

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Stephen Little on ‘The Great Wave’+

The undisputed star—or at least most recognizable work—in the exhibition “Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is the venerated...

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Before Mount Fuji, there was Kabuki+

In the exhibition “Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is a section of very rare early works by Hokusai,...

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Saint Damien as a young, dashing priest+

In honor of Saint Damien’s canonization, the Department of European and American Art has hung the Academy’s portrait of Joseph...

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Opening of Hokusai’s Summit+

“Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” has been incredibly gratifying for Academy staff. Putting the exhibition together was a...

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Special ink: Tomioka Tessai’s fan paintings+

For Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, two of the most interesting works in...

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Academy crew gets schooled on Hokusai+

On Sept 23, Director Stephen Little gave a tour of Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji for staff. From...

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Super Saturday! Action in ‘Hokusai’s Summit’ and Artist in Residence studio+

Today is Museum Day, organized by Smithsonian Magazine, and people have been taking advantage of their free passes. So far...

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Honolulu on the Potomac+

Six works from the Academy have followed in the footsteps of President Barack Obama. In February, Sen. Daniel Inouye visited...

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The art of war: Goya and Birk+

In an incredible case of art kismet, Honolulu has two simultaneous exhibitions up examining war—Francisco Goya’s 19th-century etching series “The...

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Mining the vaults: A curator’s finds+

Museums across the country, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, are delving...

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Passage to India+

Just went to see the Charles Bartlett works in the Jhamandas Watumull Gallery. I love his prints and drawings—he’s like...

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Meet ‘Herb and Dorothy’ at next Friends of Film Friday+

In November I posted an item about the Academy having the honor of being named the recipient of 50 works...

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Academy’s van Gogh unveiled in Basel+

Academy Registrar Pauline Sugino accompanied our van Gogh “Wheat Field” to Basel and its unveiling at the Kunstmuseum Basel was...

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Our van Gogh is star of Basel show+

In a couple of weeks museum registrar Pauline Sugino is accompanying our van Gogh painting Wheat Field to Basel, Switzerland,...

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Africa: Feel the continent through its art+

“African Art from the Academy’s Collection” just opened yesterday. Here’s a little peek at the fantastic sculptures, textiles, and other...

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See Harriet Tubman @ Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday+

This month’s Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday on Feb. 15, 11am-5pm, is extra special. To celebrate Black History Month, the...

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Last weekend to see ‘Richard Lane and the Floating World’+

Last chance to see the first glimpse of the Richard Lane Collection, which the Academy acquired in 2003. It’s a...

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Scott Johnson on otafuku in ‘Richard Lane and the Floating World’+

It’s the last weekend to see “Richard Lane and the Floating World“—which is filled with delightful paintings like this one...

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