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

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School tour connects art and literature+

From a bronze sculpture of Pénélope, to an Indian clay relief of Rama and Sita, to a wooden Native American...

Read More+ Friday, April 4, 2014
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For teachers: May 3 tour activities workshop+

The museum invites educators to sign up for our next teacher workshop that takes place on May 3. This interactive...

Read More+ Friday, April 4, 2014

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!...

Read More+ Friday, March 28, 2014

Chen Qiulin: I’ve hidden nothing in these videos+

Now on view through June 15 is the video installation Chen Qiulin: The Empty City, a visual tour de force...

Read More+ Friday, March 28, 2014
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Krista Jurisich on her work ‘The Houses Are Crying II’+

The exhibition Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce includes a group of works...

Read More+ Friday, March 21, 2014
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Tiny Chinese shoes+

The new textile exhibition Remaining Remnants features things made with fabric scraps and rags. Back when “reuse-recycle” was a matter...

Read More+ Thursday, March 20, 2014
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Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute spreads Persian culture at the museum+

For the second time, the museum’s monthly ARTafterDARK party celebrates Noruz—the Persian New Year—this Friday. The event is the brainchild...

Read More+ Thursday, March 20, 2014

Docent council co-presidents: World travelers who like to see lightbulbs go off+

Be flexible. That’s the mantra taught in the museum’s docent training program. Visitors have different needs, artwork changes in the...

Read More+ Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Maui artist Michael Takemoto invites you to a ‘Transcendental Infestation’+

Two weeks ago, Maui-based artist Michael Takemoto and his wife, Rae Takemoto, were in the Contemporary Gallery working on Michael’s...

Read More+ Friday, March 14, 2014
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Artist Soo Kim: I consider my practice mistake-driven+

Los Angeles–based artist Soo Kim’s works Midnight Reykjavik 12 (pictured above) and (very softly) are in the current exhibition Decisive...

Read More+ Friday, March 14, 2014