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

Belly dancer Frank Farinaro on channeling a hammerhead shark and the Shimmy Showcase+

For 12 years, the Hawaii Belly Dance Convention has brought...

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For teachers: Poster project brings the arts to your classroom+

Are you looking for a way to integrate arts education...

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Newly reinstalled Islamic Art Gallery opens Oct. 6+

For the last month the Islamic Art Gallery has been...

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Peep the HoMA app’s new features: Mobile tickets and museum quizzes!+

In our last update about the HoMA app (which is...

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Staff Pick: How a Japanese screen painting makes Kiyoe Minami feel like a shogun+

The Honolulu Museum of Art has one of the most important collections...

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Curator’s notes: Charles Furneaux and the Volcano School+

Opening this week is Charles Furneaux and the Sublime, which...

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Staff Pick: Manny Tagalicud on connecting to his cultural heritage through art+

Operations maintenance assistant Manny Tagalicud came to Hawai‘i from the...

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Allison Wong: Connecting education to our collection+

At the Honolulu Museum of Art, the collection and education...

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Fashion designer Koa Johnson on his unconventional artistic choices+

Maui native Koa Johnson is known for his luxurious gowns...

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How Maika‘i Tubbs learned to turn his garbage-pile freakout into art+

Maika‘i Tubbs, whose work is on view in the exhibition...

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Islamic Gallery closes during September for reinstallation+

In April, curator of Asian art Shawn Eichman announced that...

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Kokua the museum with your Maika‘i Card+

Attention, all people who eat food! September is Give Aloha...

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Make friends with the HoMA app: Stats, FAQs, and Tips+

Since our blog post introducing enewsletter readers to our new...

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Last chance: Hiroshige’s City + Art in a Time of Chaos+

If you haven’t seen the museum’s two big summer shows—Hiroshige’s...

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Moanalua juniors explore Spalding House for summer assignment+

Two weeks ago, about-to-be juniors from Moanalua High School Kylan...

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Aurora Robson on appropriating nightmares+

Toronto-born, Maui-raised, and New York–based artist Aurora Robson has built...

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Sonia Prina: On being a contralto and making opera punk+

Note: The September 5 weekly enewsletter story on the IUCN...

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See artist Hua Tunan at work in the museum Aug 2-5+

Walking into the Buddhism Gallery at the Honolulu Museum of...

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Doodle your way to two tickets to August Moon!+

Are you on Snapchat? “No, what’s Snapchat?” you say? Please...

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