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

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Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute spreads Persian culture at the museum+

For the second time, the museum’s monthly ARTafterDARK party celebrates Noruz—the Persian New Year—this Friday. The event is the brainchild...

Read More+ Thursday, March 20, 2014

Docent council co-presidents: World travelers who like to see lightbulbs go off+

Be flexible. That’s the mantra taught in the museum’s docent training program. Visitors have different needs, artwork changes in the...

Read More+ Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Maui artist Michael Takemoto invites you to a ‘Transcendental Infestation’+

Two weeks ago, Maui-based artist Michael Takemoto and his wife, Rae Takemoto, were in the Contemporary Gallery working on Michael’s...

Read More+ Friday, March 14, 2014
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Artist Soo Kim: I consider my practice mistake-driven+

Los Angeles–based artist Soo Kim’s works Midnight Reykjavik 12 (pictured above) and (very softly) are in the current exhibition Decisive...

Read More+ Friday, March 14, 2014
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Kinetic teaching tool: Ross Mukai’s Rube Goldberg machine at Spalding House+

Spalding House curator Aaron Padilla was looking for a way to illustrate the idea of kinesis for the exhibition Inquiring...

Read More+ Friday, March 7, 2014
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Museum celebrates Micronesia with exhibition, workshops and film+

To celebrate the arts and traditions of a growing part of Hawai‘i’s social fabric, the Honolulu Museum of Art School...

Read More+ Friday, March 7, 2014
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Between the stacks: Head librarian Sachiyo Kawai‘ae‘a+

  Tucked away between two French oil paintings in the museum’s Modernism gallery—Amédée Ozenfant’s Accords and Robert Delaunay’s Rainbow—is the...

Read More+ Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Making a statement: Allyn Bromley on her works ‘Green Piece’ and ‘Kaka‘ako’+

Artist Allyn Bromley holds up her hand to reveal a middle finger that curves to the right. Her work Green...

Read More+ Friday, February 28, 2014
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On the frontline: Kim Hutchison+

Here at the Honolulu Museum of Art, highly accomplished individuals work together to deliver high-quality, inspirational experiences for the community....

Read More+ Friday, February 28, 2014
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Critique Session: Experts review our European and American art galleries, Friday, Feb 28+

The Hawai‘i Museums Association is holding a critique session of our reinstalled European and American art galleries on Friday, Feb....

Read More+ Friday, February 21, 2014