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

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Eggs hatched, ready for takeoff!+

Last month we reported that a shama thrush had laid eggs in Orvis artist in residence Eva Enriquez’s project—which just...

Read More+ Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The making of ‘Unnecessary Seduction’+

Whenever I go to Spalding House, I am always awestruck by the natural beauty of the landscape as well as...

Read More+ Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Makeover update: Gallery 6+

A lot of visitors make a beeline to our impressive collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist works. Up until a couple...

Read More+ Friday, March 23, 2012

Makeover update: Gallery 5+

Phase II of the reinstallation of galleries 1 to 10 is done! Now you can see the museum’s 18th-century European...

Read More+ Friday, March 23, 2012

We’ve got eggs!+

Eva Enriquez was our first Orvis Artist in Residence of 2012. Her project, Inhabitants, entailed constructing bird houses out of...

Read More+ Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New in the shop: Lamps that make children dream!+

That’s the tagline for ZzzooLights, adorable, luminescent lamps from Italy. And we’ve now got them in the museum shop! Choose...

Read More+ Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Work that was on view at museum sold for $539K+

Up until last year, if you went to the second-floor gallery of American art, you’d find a celestial scene with...

Read More+ Friday, March 9, 2012

Reinstallation of galleries 5 + 6+

You got to follow the reinstallation of Gallery 4, which became the portraiture gallery (here’s a “during” shot). Now closed...

Read More+ Thursday, March 8, 2012

New jewelry in the museum shop+

Metalsmith Kirsten Lora makes whimsical jewelry out of oxydized sterling silver and handpainted plastic miniature figures. The museum shop just...

Read More+ Friday, March 2, 2012

The rise of the guava saplings+

Last week visiting artist Patrick Dougherty and his crew—Hawai‘i artist Leland Miyano, museum staff, volunteers—harvested a forest’s worth of invasive...

Read More+ Tuesday, February 14, 2012