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

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See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese...

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A five-year-old gave us her life savings in honor of her Uncle Tim’s birthday+

Last week we were honored—and tickled—to receive these coins in...

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Museum Friends spend evening with Cherye and Jim Pierce+

The museum’s invaluable volunteer group Honolulu Museum of Art Friends...

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Seeing RED at the Spalding House Shop+

The new shop at Spalding House in Makiki Heights isn’t...

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Members’ perk: See George Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Feb. 5+

Did you love the documentary The Rape of Europa, about...

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Cheongsam chic: Silk ‘n’ squirrel+

  Now on view in the China Gallery is a...

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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on...

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Scientist Della Reid: The story behind an Ansel Adams Hawai‘i photograph+

In November, California-based attorney and epidemiologist Ann Slaby, who was on...

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Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe from someone who knew her+

Georgia O’Keeffe fans won’t want to miss the on-stage conversation...

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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaiian flowers+

There are just two weeks left to see the exhibition...

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Happy New Year from Director Stephan Jost+

The year is coming to a close—the time when many...

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Danny Lyon’s ‘Heat Exhaustion,’ (1967/68)+

Now on view in Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection...

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The art of collecting: Cherye and Jim Pierce+

Now on view is Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection...

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Last-minute gift? Make it meaningful with a museum membership+

What can you get for $25 these days? Three-quarters of...

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Theater manager Taylour Chang reveals her favorite work of art+

Taylour Chang is manager of the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre—and...

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Meet our new equine guests on the front lawn+

Last week the museum blocked off the far right lane...

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Damien Memorial School students think about transportation issues through art+

In a classroom at Damien Memorial School, the scene is...

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Daydreaming with art school assistant director Pearlyn Salvador+

Last November, Honolulu Museum of Art School director Vince Hazen...

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Museum Shop: Designs for living+

The Museum Shop’s great book selection includes titles on design—every...

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Outreach report: Queen Ka‘ahumanu students work with artist Sergio Garzon+

Since September, every Wednesday 45 Queen Ka’ahumanu Elementary English Language...

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New Spalding House Shop taking shape for Nov 29 opening+

Opening Nov. 29 is a new shop at Spalding House...

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Winning: Results of our Ansel Adams Instagram photo contest+

From Nov. 4 to 17, the museum held an Ansel...

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The color of time: Nina Cambron clocks+

New in the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop are fused-glass...

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Franklyn Donahue, a 38-year museum veteran, retires this week+

Franklyn Donahue looks at the gleaming wood of the 18th-century...

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