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


The great guava harvest of 2012+

Today Patrick Dougherty started work on his installation at the museum—this meant harvesting tons of strawberry guava saplings from Ho‘omaluhia...

Read More+ Monday, February 6, 2012

Better view of Thomas Wilfred’s ‘Opus 160′+

Wow! Eugene Epstein, the subject of my previous post, forwarded the blog link to his nephew AJ Epstein. And he...

Read More+ Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Museum’s rare Lumia+

Last spring, boy was I excited to get a call from a New Yorker fact checker. She wanted to know...

Read More+ Saturday, January 14, 2012

Scenes from Kama‘aina Christmas 2011+

Every December, the museum holds Kama‘aina Christmas, its gala fundraiser. We are so grateful to the co-chairs, volunteers and attendees...

Read More+ Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Students from Young Artists Fall 2011 classes show their stuff+

Do you need a holiday pick-me-up? Take a break from shopping at the Fall Young Artists exhibition—the fantastic artwork is...

Read More+ Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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Academy Registrar in Beijing 4: On Location in the Palace Museum+

For the “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City,”  I had the opportunity to get behind-the-scenes access to the...

Read More+ Monday, December 12, 2011

HCC communications class creates campaigns for the museum!+

The students of Lee Schaller’s Communication Arts 101 class at Honolulu Community College had a final project to do for...

Read More+ Monday, December 12, 2011

The governor knew James Jones+

Last night the Doris Duke Theatre screened From Here to Eternity, as part of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day AND the...

Read More+ Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dec 7: A Hawai‘i artist’s connection to Japan+

Last month, BBC journalist and presenter Peter Snow interviewed Curator of European and American Art Theresa Papanikolas via Skype for...

Read More+ Wednesday, December 7, 2011
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Academy Registrar in Beijing 3: Encounters with the Unexpected+

Third in my series on being a courier for “Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City.”  Part of my...

Read More+ Monday, December 5, 2011