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

The rise of the guava saplings+

Last week visiting artist Patrick Dougherty and his crew—Hawai‘i artist...

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Hawai‘i Art Now members-only opening tonight+

The first concrete sign of Hawai‘i Art Now was Eli...

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Doodle4Google stations at Spalding House + School+

It’s time to Doodle 4 Google! The theme this year...

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Visitors become impromptu art assistants on vacay+

The stripping of the strawberry guava saplings started on our...

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The great guava harvest of 2012+

Today Patrick Dougherty started work on his installation at the...

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

Wow! Eugene Epstein, the subject of my previous post, forwarded...

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The Museum’s rare Lumia+

Last spring, boy was I excited to get a call...

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Scenes from Kama‘aina Christmas 2011+

Every December, the museum holds Kama‘aina Christmas, its gala fundraiser....

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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,” ...

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HCC communications class creates campaigns for the museum!+

The students of Lee Schaller’s Communication Arts 101 class at...

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The governor knew James Jones+

Last night the Doris Duke Theatre screened From Here to...

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

Last month, BBC journalist and presenter Peter Snow interviewed Curator...

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Forbidden City, Beijing+

As HAA’s registrar I often escort our artwork to foreign...

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Coming to the Academy: Natural textile artist Akihiko Izukura+

The Honolulu Academy of Arts is honored to have internationally...

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No World Art Bazaar+

After 29 years of World Art Bazaar, the Honolulu Academy...

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All the trimmings!+

Looking for a few new decorations to add to this...

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Clay play at Spalding House+

As part of the opening of the fall exhibitions and...

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Members’ opening of ‘Masterpieces of Landscape Painting from the Forbidden City’+

Last night’s members’ opening reception for Masterpieces of Landscape Painting...

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Academy Art Center Visual Studies class project+

Last year, for the first time, the Academy Art Center...

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Curator’s Notes: The New Ceramics Cabinet+

Many museums are re-installing their ceramics collections in a manner that reflects the high point of innovation in Western ceramics—the...

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More exciting changes: The new portraiture gallery+

A gallery is the canvas of curators. It is amazing...

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Curator’s Notes: Delving into ‘Anxiety’s Edge’+

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new...

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Curator’s notes: Update on new contemporary art gallery+

When Gallery 27 reopens on Sept. 16, one of the...

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Curator’s notes: A new arrival—George Rickey+

Have you noticed something different about the Academy as you...

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Thanks for coming to August Moon!+

August 6 was a special night at the Academy—about 300...

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