Behind-the-scenes news from the Honolulu Museum of Art

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The season of giving: See the museum’s recent gifts and acquisitions starting Thursday+

Museums are constantly adding to their collections—filling the gaps of periods, artists and media—through purchases, but more often through gifts....

Read More+ Monday, December 1, 2014
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Flower girl: Joyce Tomonari+

Joyce Tomonari pulls clippers from a pocket on the front of her black apron as she feels her way around...

Read More+ Friday, November 28, 2014
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Tori Richard + Matson = aloha shirts you need+

Have you looked at the Eugene Savage murals on view in Art Deco Hawai‘i and thought, “That would make a...

Read More+ Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Museum educators and DOE bridge art to the Common Core+

On November 12, the conference room at the Hawai‘i Department of Education was transformed into a large classroom as museum...

Read More+ Monday, November 24, 2014
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The collectors: Michael Horikawa+

Michael Horikawa walks through his East O‘ahu home rattling off a detailed provenance of the artwork on the walls, along...

Read More+ Monday, November 24, 2014
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Jennifer Leung: Stewarding art from acquisition to exhibition+

The museum has seven exhibitions opening this fall and winter, from Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art, the last in...

Read More+ Friday, November 14, 2014
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Outgoing ARTafterDARK advisory board members go out with a printing bang+

ARTafterDARK has grown exponentially since it launched in 2004. Last month’s event brought in 2,300 people—and it was a rainy...

Read More+ Friday, November 7, 2014
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Meet our members: Roberta Schmitz+

It’s gratifying getting to know visitors in the galleries and at events. Museum staff love it when we see familiar...

Read More+ Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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The poetry of courtesan Utagawa highlighted in a woodblock print+

Every couple of months, our Asian art department ­puts up a new rotation of Japanese woodblock prints in the Robert...

Read More+ Wednesday, November 5, 2014
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New in the shop: Clutch hits from wrk-shp+

Museum Shop manager Cori Mackie is the best dressed person on staff. So when she brings in new accessories, us...

Read More+ Tuesday, November 4, 2014