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 Leland Miyano, museum staff, volunteers—harvested a forest’s worth of invasive...

Read More+ Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Hawai‘i Art Now members-only opening tonight+

The first concrete sign of Hawai‘i Art Now was Eli Baxter installing her work Ascension on the staircase leading to...

Read More+ Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Doodle4Google stations at Spalding House + School+

It’s time to Doodle 4 Google! The theme this year is “If I could travel in time…” and we are...

Read More+ Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Visitors become impromptu art assistants on vacay+

The stripping of the strawberry guava saplings started on our front lawn today. Sherwood and Gerry Gwan, pictured here, are...

Read More+ Wednesday, February 8, 2012
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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
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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