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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Alison Beste’s Oil Tanker Sunsets—musings on the process+

  Alison Beste is an artist featured in the upcoming Artists of Hawaii 2015, opening July 2. Below is her...

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Security officer Cyril Ruthenberg on his wild photographic recognition+

In February, part-time security officer Cyril Ruthenberg received news that one of his photograph had placed in the top 50...

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Local artists sure to shine at Contempo #Artshop+

Collecting art is a life-enriching experience, and Contempo #Artshop is sure to set young collectors on the right track to...

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The power of a simple portrait+

Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965) Hadija and her Father Badel Addan Gadel, Somali Refugee Camp, Mandera, Kenya, 1993 Gelatin silver...

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Hot off the press: Wayne Levin’s ‘Flowing’ + limited edition prints+

Just in at the Museum Shop is Wayne Levin’s new book Flowing. If you’re a fan of his previous ocean-exploring...

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Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Alison Beste on what lies beneath+

In the last year, I’ve become intrigued by the ubiquitous and iconic sunset image in travel media depicting Hawai‘i. You...

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Art Spotlight: Two newly acquired photographs by Man Ray+

On view in Recent Acquisitions is a smallish cubical display with two photographic works by famed 20th-century artist Man Ray. The gift...

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Cody Naganuma’s favorite work of art (in the collection)+

Cody Naganuma is our administrative assistant at Spalding House, as well as a talented artist. We asked him what his...

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Looking at Irving Penn’s ‘Cuzco Children’+

There are just three weeks left to soak up all the amazing photography in Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection...

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Krista Jurisich on her work ‘The Houses Are Crying II’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes a group of works...

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Artist Soo Kim: I consider my practice mistake-driven+

Los Angeles–based artist Soo Kim’s works Midnight Reykjavik 12 (pictured above) and (very softly) are in the current exhibition Decisive...

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Museum Friends spend evening with Cherye and Jim Pierce+

The museum’s invaluable volunteer group Honolulu Museum of Art Friends holds four events a year. Last Thursday they organized “An...

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Scientist Della Reid: The story behind an Ansel Adams Hawai‘i photograph+

In November, California-based attorney and epidemiologist Ann Slaby, who was on O‘ahu for a high school reunion, visited the museum, as...

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Danny Lyon’s ‘Heat Exhaustion,’ (1967/68)+

Now on view in Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce is this image...

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The art of collecting: Cherye and Jim Pierce+

Now on view is Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, along with two...

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Winning: Results of our Ansel Adams Instagram photo contest+

From Nov. 4 to 17, the museum held an Ansel Adams Instagram photo contest, as part of programming for our...

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Q+A: Kapulani Landgraf on ‘Ponoiwi’+

The Native Hawaiian artist’s installation Ponoiwi opens this Friday, Sept. 28, at ARTafterDARK: The Reveal. The work addresses the issue...

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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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Seen: Members’ opening for ‘Georgia O’Keeffe+Ansel Adams’+

Members got a preview of Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures at the opening reception on July 17....

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Seeing ‘Courage and Strength’ through the eyes of soldiers+

“I like this picture because if I had to guess, he was on patrol or had a long day of...

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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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Artist in Residence Megan Bent: See her this Friday!+

The current Orvis Artist in Residence is Megan Bent. She’s doing cool stuff with long-exposure photography and light. She takes...

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Power of the Portrait+

Who is this person who visits the Honolulu Academy of Arts? While the Academy forges ahead with a marketing survey,...

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Picture this…+

That ubiquitous portrait… you know, the one where you have your arm stretched out in front of you, hoping your...

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Robert Frank on ‘The Americans’+

On view in Gallery 9 right now is Robert Frank’s “Charleston, South Carolina,” a print from his seminal series “The...

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Robert Frank on Ovation and in Gallery 9+

It’s raining, it’s pouring—perfect conditions for settling down to a marathon of documentaries about photography on Ovation today. At 11am...

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