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...

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The making of ‘Unnecessary Seduction’+

Whenever I go to Spalding House, I am always awestruck...

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Makeover update: Gallery 6+

A lot of visitors make a beeline to our impressive...

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Makeover update: Gallery 5+

Phase II of the reinstallation of galleries 1 to 10...

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We’ve got eggs!+

Eva Enriquez was our first Orvis Artist in Residence of...

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

That’s the tagline for ZzzooLights, adorable, luminescent lamps from Italy....

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

Up until last year, if you went to the second-floor...

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Reinstallation of galleries 5 + 6+

You got to follow the reinstallation of Gallery 4, which...

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New jewelry in the museum shop+

Metalsmith Kirsten Lora makes whimsical jewelry out of oxydized sterling...

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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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