Permanent Collection

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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