Permanent Collection

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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