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

New at Spalding House Shop: Contemporary jewelry by Carly Wright+

You’ll find New York–based jewelry designer Carly Wright’s new nature-inspired creations at the Spalding House...

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Shahzia Sikander on her Shangri La installation ‘Unseen’ and contemporary Islamic art+

Artist Shahzia Sikander has been busy the last few years. In 2012, the U.S. State...

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Three ‘ie toga mats go on view for the first time+

On view through Aug. 9, Shifting Values of Plaited Power highlights the weaving traditions of...

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Kimee Balmilero guarantees you’ll LOL your pants at the first Hawaii Sketch Comedy Festival+

Born and raised in Hawai‘i, Kimee Balmilero’s professional credits include the Emmy-nominated Discovery Kids series...

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Museum Shop: The place for special things+

Along with its great selection of art books, jewelry, accessories, notecards, journals and fun, arty...

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Beyond the museum: Ice Cream Party 2015 exhibition at Arts at Marks Garage+

Ice Cream Party 2015: Oh Sweet Goodness! Arts at Marks Garage • on view through...

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Maria Martinez’s famed black ware ceramics now on view+

A new wall case with seven examples of San Ildefonso Pueblo pottery by Maria Martinez...

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Community comes out in support of the Art School+

“Today we’re asking for the state’s support to expand the Honolulu Museum of Art School...

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Meet Ramu: Security’s renaissance man+

When visitors arrive at the museum, the first thing they see are security officers standing...

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Cinephiles’ delight: Doris Duke Theatre’s sexy new projector+

Fans of Doris Duke Theatre’s dynamic film program have even more reason to get their...

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Matson’s Eugene Savage murals on view in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery through Aug. 16+

Are you kicking yourself because you never got a chance to see Art Deco Hawai‘i?...

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Docent Andrea Snyder on the Jewish Film Festival’s “Bar Mitzvah year”+

When the Temple Emanu-El Kirk Cashmere Jewish Film Festival opens in the Doris Duke Theatre...

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Museum Shop: Like the mural? Get the book. Or tattoos. Or postcards+

The mural Nervosa III, which James Jean completed a week ago as part of Pow!...

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Andy Graydon: Phase 2 of ‘Fig. 1,’ opening Feb. 27+

Andy Graydon arrived in Honolulu on Feb. 17, and has been preparing nonstop for his...

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This year’s Gift Print artist is Paul Weissman+

This Wednesday the Honolulu Printmakers hold the opening reception of their 87th Annual Exhibition. Each...

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The cinematography of Anno Moyoco’s Sakuran+

Now on view in Modern Love: 20th-Century Japanese Erotic Art is Anno Moyoco’s Sakuran—a manga...

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Staff pick: Hilary Sholin has eyes for ‘Marisol’+

Hilary Sholin, the museum’s annual giving coordinator, oversees the membership program and comes up with...

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21st-century origami: Find out how with these new books+

Now on view in Less = More at Spalding House are incredible origami sculptures of...

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Crotchet artist Olek: Ocean preservation, sisal, and skulls+

Now hard at work on the museum’s front lawn, as part of a Pow! Wow!...

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James Jean: Organic characters and fractals+

Last night, artist James Jean started work on his mural going up in Luce Pavilion,...

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Meet the Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition jurors Sonnenzimmer+

On Feb. 25, Honolulu Printmakers, which call the Honolulu Museum of Art School home, kick...

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내일 부터 한국어 안내 미술관 투어가 가능합니다—Korean language tours start tomorrow+

2월 10일부터, 매주 화요일 10시부터 12시까지 한국어 안내 미술관 투어가 가능합니다! Starting tomorrow the Honolulu...

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The power of a simple portrait+

Fazal Sheikh (American, born 1965) Hadija and her Father Badel Addan Gadel, Somali Refugee Camp,...

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Take home the Shangri La experience+

Opening Feb. 12 is Doris Duke’s Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape, and Islamic Art, a multimedia...

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Hokusai’s fulfilled dream of immortality+

At the heart of the exhibition Dreams of Mount Fuji: Masterpieces of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s...

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You be the judge: Docent Sandra Simms on the Honolulu African American Film Festival+

This week the Honolulu African American Film Festival returns to the Doris Duke Theatre for...

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Hot off the press: Wayne Levin’s ‘Flowing’ + limited edition prints+

Just in at the Museum Shop is Wayne Levin’s new book Flowing. If you’re a...

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Pow! Wow! Hawaii expands to museum and Art School this week+

Last year, Pow! Wow! Hawaii, in collaboration with Los Angeles gallery thinkspace, held its first...

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Guadalupe Rivera Marín visits the museum to see her father’s work+

She’s been photographed by Edward Weston, knew Jean Charlot, and is honorary co-chair of the...

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Origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander: Paper and polygons+

Opening at Spalding House on Feb. 4 is Less=More, an exhibition of works by internationally...

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