James Foster was director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1963 to 1982 and oversaw a sort of golden age of acquisition. In his prescient pursuit of contemporary works, Foster worked closely with Academy trustee Duane Preble, author of the seminal art history textbook “Artforms.” Here the two discuss one of their prizes, Robert Rauschenberg’s 1962 combine “Trophy V (For Jasper Johns).” Foster also talks about how Los Angeles collectors Mr and Mrs Frederick R. Weisman came to give the modern masterpiece to the Academy in 1971. The combine is now on view in Gallery 27: The Clare Boothe Luce Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.