Spalding House

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Bringing heroes and villains to life: Orvis Artist in the Museum Kahiau Beamer+

If the films that Hollywood has churned out in recent years are any indication, we are living in an era...

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George Rickey sculptures receive some TLC+

The kinetic sculptures of George Rickey are mesmerizing. Found on the lawns of both museum locations, these engineering feats perform...

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Something is taking root at Spalding House+

Since last Friday the Spalding House Café chef Susan Lai Hipp has been able to source local ingredients at a...

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Origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander: Paper and polygons+

Opening at Spalding House on Feb. 4 is Less=More, an exhibition of works by internationally recognized and local artists that...

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Ikebana blooms at Spalding House through Jan 22+

Several years years ago, Sogetsu Ikebana instructor Carole Sakata and her students created ikebana installations at Spalding House. Since then...

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For Teachers: Less = More Teacher Workshop on Feb.14+

To help educators get the most out of our upcoming exhibition Less = More, the museum is holding a teacher...

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New school tour explores connections between art and math+

Opening on Feb. 4 is our new curriculum-driven exhibition Less = More at Spalding House. This time art makes tangible...

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We are looking for volunteer docents!+

Join our next volunteer docent training course! Any teacher who has brought their students on a guided school tour knows...

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Educating Educators: Ualani Davis and Andrea Charuk+

Working parallel to the museum’s core full-time staff is a phalanx of part-time artist instructors who create curriculum for and...

Read More+ 7 months ago
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Spatial Sculptors: Wrapping up our Orvis residency at Spalding House+

We just completed our Orvis Artist in Residency at Spalding House! Over the course of the past six weeks, Spatial...

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Wanted: Vigilante group TheFUZZ, for the crime of yarnbombing the Cades Pavilion+

It was a crisp, clear July morning at Spalding House—birds were singing, and through the trees Diamond Head was highlighted...

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HI Society artist walk-through August 15+

Educators are invited to join the artists of HI Society as they walk through the exhibition and talk about their...

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For teachers: August 16 HI Society workshop+

The museum invites educators to sign up for our next teacher workshop that takes place on August 16.  This half-day...

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Hawaiian Electric helps students make ‘Inquiring Finds’ at Spalding House+

Thanks to Hawaiian Electric’s $15,000 sponsorship of Inquiring Finds: The Science Behind the Art at Spalding House, about 45 schools...

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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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For teachers: Museum holds focus group on art and science June 6+

On view at Spalding House through July 6 is the exhibition Inquiring Finds: The Science Behind the Art, which has...

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Kinetic teaching tool: Ross Mukai’s Rube Goldberg machine at Spalding House+

Spalding House curator Aaron Padilla was looking for a way to illustrate the idea of kinesis for the exhibition Inquiring...

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Seeing RED at the Spalding House Shop+

The new shop at Spalding House in Makiki Heights isn’t just one store—expect a series of seasonal pop-ups. Right now,...

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New Spalding House Shop taking shape for Nov 29 opening+

Opening Nov. 29 is a new shop at Spalding House in Makiki Heights. Architect Glenn Mason has transformed an old...

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Staff picks: Garry Ka‘aihue’s favorite work of art+

Garry Ka‘aihue, our Spalding House facilities manager, knows the structure and its grounds as intimately as it’s possible to know...

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Gideon Gerlt starts his ‘Neural Net’ installation at Spalding House+

This past Saturday, new Orvis Artist in Residence Gideon Gerlt made multiple trips to Spalding House on his moped, hauling...

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Orvis Artist in Residence | Jessica Orfe: Topical Animals, Finishing Stages+

Did you know that there has been a collaborative mural happening at Spalding House? For the past five weekends, beginning...

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A glimpse into a day in the life of a curator+

From Curator of Contemporary Art James Jensen, who had a break from everyday curatorial duties: Usually an art museum curator’s...

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Words for a queen+

The exhibition A Thousand Words and Counting at Spalding House is actually made up of five smaller exhibitions. One of...

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Garden of Reflection Week 6+

For our final week at the Spalding House, the Academy of the Pacific students and I touched up and secured...

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Garden of Reflection Week 5+

The students from Academy of the Pacific take a break after adding some finishing touches to our colored mirror and...

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Garden of Reflection Week 4+

Students from Academy of the Pacific help install the colorful mirrors which reflect upon the entrance of the Cades Pavilion...

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Garden of Reflection Week 3+

Week 3 of our Garden of Reflection installation has produced some unexpected light effects and placement of reflective objects. Visitors...

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Garden of Reflection: Week 1+

It was a great first weekend here at Spalding House! Here I am installing the colored mirrors, which museum visitors...

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New at Spalding House: Garden of Reflection+

I’m the new Orvis Artist in Residence at Spalding House—I start my installation on July 21. This is my first...

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