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Museum curators get recognized by their peers for ‘Modern Love’+

Last week the Association of Art Museum Curators announced the winners of its annual Awards for Excellence for curatorial work...

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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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Facebook contest winner Roy Chang on his inspiration+

From September 15 to October 10 on our Facebook page we invited people to submit their interpretations of works within...

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Travis Hancock on the Hi Sk8 Films showcase+

“We were just trying to copy surfing. Everything about skateboarding had to do with surfing. It was all about fun...

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Cheyne Gallarde on Channeling His Inner-Everybody+

Chameleon/photographer Cheyne (pronounced ‘Shane’) Gallarde’s work went on display at Spalding House’s Fall exhibition Hi Society last month, and in that...

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Staff Picks: Vicki Reisner on the bridge between men and gods+

The Honolulu Museum of Art is is lucky to have a legion of dedicated volunteers involved in all aspects of...

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Staff Picks: Justin Davies+

D. Howard Hitchcock (American, 1861–1943) Torchlight Fishing at Waikiki, c. 1920 Oil on canvas Gift of Helen G. Gary in memory...

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STEAM at the Museum+

This year the museum is offering a special free school tour for students at Title 1 schools! Students will discover...

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Target grants for field trips!+

Even though all museum guided school tours are FREE, the cost of bus transportation can be an obstacle for teachers....

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Q+A with Benny Rietveld+

The master bassist talks about his upcoming Saturday, June 28, show at the Doris Duke Theatre, keeping chestnuts “fresh,” and...

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Lalla Essaydi: Crossing a cultural threshold into prohibited ‘space’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes two striking works by...

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The museum and HIFF are now proud cinema partners!+

In the works for a few months now, our new cinema partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival is official!...

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Reinstalled second-floor galleries are now open: Explore Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas+

Over the past nine months, big changes have happened in the second-floor galleries of the original 1927 museum building. Curator...

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Members’ perk: See George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Feb. 5+

Did you love the documentary The Rape of Europa, about the Nazis’ systematic theft and destruction of Europe’s art treasures—and...

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Museum Shop: Designs for living+

The Museum Shop’s great book selection includes titles on design—every aspect of it, including interiors. Just in is Creative Spaces...

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New in the Museum Shop: Elk jewelry and accessories+

All the way from Melbourne, Australia, come these gorgeous statement necklace handmade from carved wooden leaves. It’s by Elk, a...

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Miguel Tobias on his favorite work of art+

Miguel Tobias is our mail master, and all-around go-to guy. When he’s not helping the museum run smoothly, you might...

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A curator in China: Shawn Eichman leads Silk Road tour+

Just got these images from the museum’s Asian Art Curator Shawn Eichman (that’s him on the far right in the...

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Rare recylocium plastica blooming at museum+

The Garden Club of Honolulu’s Major Flower and Horticulture Show opens May 11. This huge, gorgeous three-day event happens only...

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Happy birthday Eloise!+

We are so honored that Eloise Wickersham chose the Honolulu Museum of Art Café to celebrate her birthday—her 103rd birthday!...

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Museum docents’ artworks go on view April 29+

Not only are our docents founts of art knowledge—leading tours every day at the museum—many of them are also accomplished...

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New in the museum shop: Thomas Mann jewelry+

In-the-know shoppers who have a thing for contemporary jewelry and the contemporary American craft movement make regular stops at our...

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Work that was on view at museum sold for $539K+

Up until last year, if you went to the second-floor gallery of American art, you’d find a celestial scene with...

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Reinstallation of galleries 5 + 6+

You got to follow the reinstallation of Gallery 4, which became the portraiture gallery (here’s a “during” shot). Now closed...

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New jewelry in the museum shop+

Metalsmith Kirsten Lora makes whimsical jewelry out of oxydized sterling silver and handpainted plastic miniature figures. The museum shop just...

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Better view of Thomas Wilfred’s ‘Opus 160′+

Wow! Eugene Epstein, the subject of my previous post, forwarded the blog link to his nephew AJ Epstein. And he...

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Scenes from Kama‘aina Christmas 2011+

Every December, the museum holds Kama‘aina Christmas, its gala fundraiser. We are so grateful to the co-chairs, volunteers and attendees...

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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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Walking Landscape+

A few months ago I had a dream in which the mountains were floating, or maybe my body was floating,...

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We grow fruit too+

With lovely open-air courtyards, the Honolulu Academy of Arts has a lot of artful foliage. Our “collection” includes a huge...

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