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

Academy Art Center Visual Studies class project+

Last year, for the first time, the Academy Art Center offered a class on Visual Studies, taught by artist, educator...

Read More+ Wednesday, November 2, 2011
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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...

Read More+ Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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Curator’s notes: Extreme Makeover: Gallery 4 Edition+

At long last, Gallery 4 has a new look! When I arrived at the Academy three years ago, I was...

Read More+ Thursday, October 6, 2011

More exciting changes: The new portraiture gallery+

A gallery is the canvas of curators. It is amazing to see what they do with four bare walls. In...

Read More+ Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Curator’s Notes: Delving into ‘Anxiety’s Edge’+

Three more days until Anxiety’s Edge opens in the new contemporary art gallery. The work is installed, the floors are...

Read More+ Monday, September 12, 2011

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

When Gallery 27 reopens on Sept. 16, one of the most prominent changes you’ll see is the addition of what...

Read More+ Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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

Have you noticed something different about the Academy as you drive by? On Aug. 2, we welcomed a new arrival...

Read More+ Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thanks for coming to August Moon!+

August 6 was a special night at the Academy—about 300 people who care about supporting arts education (and good wine...

Read More+ Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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Curator’s notes: More on Gallery 27 changes+

Our installation staff is busy in Gallery 27 removing temporary walls and building new ones to break up the gallery...

Read More+ Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Surf legends night at the Doris Duke Theatre+

Last night was the closing of the Honolulu Surf Film Festival sold out—and it was a sellout. We were honored...

Read More+ Monday, August 1, 2011