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

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The power of a simple portrait+

Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965) Hadija and her Father Badel Addan Gadel, Somali Refugee Camp, Mandera, Kenya, 1993 Gelatin silver...

Read More+ Friday, February 6, 2015
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Take home the Shangri La experience+

Opening Feb. 12 is Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, a multimedia exhibition that brings to life...

Read More+ Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Hokusai’s fulfilled dream of immortality+

At the heart of the exhibition Dreams of Mount Fuji: Masterpieces of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Japanese Print Collection are three woodblock prints...

Read More+ Monday, February 2, 2015
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You be the judge: Docent Sandra Simms on the Honolulu African American Film Festival+

This week the Honolulu African American Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre for two weeks of films, guest...

Read More+ Friday, January 30, 2015
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Hot off the press: Wayne Levin’s ‘Flowing’ + limited edition prints+

Just in at the Museum Shop is Wayne Levin’s new book Flowing. If you’re a fan of his previous ocean-exploring...

Read More+ Friday, January 30, 2015

Pow! Wow! Hawaii expands to museum and Art School this week+

Last year, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, in collaboration with Los Angeles gallery thinkspace, held its first Exploring the New Contemporary Movement...

Read More+ Friday, January 30, 2015
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Guadalupe Rivera Marín visits the museum to see her father’s work+

She’s been photographed by Edward Weston, knew Jean Charlot, and is honorary co-chair of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco....

Read More+ Friday, January 23, 2015
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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...

Read More+ Thursday, January 22, 2015
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People watching: George Segal’s ‘Japanese Couple’+

George Segal (American, 1924 – 2000) Japanese Couple Against a Brick Wall, 1982 Plaster, wood, paint, faux brick Gift of...

Read More+ Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Alison Beste on what lies beneath+

In the last year, I’ve become intrigued by the ubiquitous and iconic sunset image in travel media depicting Hawai‘i. You...

Read More+ Monday, January 19, 2015