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

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

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

Read More+ Friday, February 13, 2015
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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! Hawaii project, is Olek, the...

Read More+ Monday, February 9, 2015
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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, projecting his detailed sketch on...

Read More+ Monday, February 9, 2015

Meet the Honolulu Printmakers Annual Exhibition jurors Sonnenzimmer+

On Feb. 25, Honolulu Printmakers, which call the Honolulu Museum of Art School home, kick off their 87th annual exhibition....

Read More+ Monday, February 9, 2015
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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 Museum of Art is offering...

Read More+ Saturday, February 7, 2015
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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, Mandera, Kenya, 1993 Gelatin silver...

Read More+ Friday, February 6, 2015
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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 exhibition that brings to life...

Read More+ Thursday, February 5, 2015
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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 Japanese Print Collection are three woodblock prints...

Read More+ Monday, February 2, 2015
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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 two weeks of films, guest...

Read More+ Friday, January 30, 2015
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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 fan of his previous ocean-exploring...

Read More+ Friday, January 30, 2015

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 Exploring the New Contemporary Movement...

Read More+ Friday, January 30, 2015
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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 Mexican Museum in San Francisco....

Read More+ Friday, January 23, 2015
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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 recognized and local artists that...

Read More+ Thursday, January 22, 2015
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People watching: George Segal’s ‘Japanese Couple’+

George Segal (American, 1924 – 2000) Japanese Couple Against a Brick Wall, 1982 Plaster, wood, paint, faux brick Gift of...

Read More+ Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Artists of Hawai’i 2015: Alison Beste on what lies beneath+

In the last year, I’ve become intrigued by the ubiquitous and iconic sunset image in travel media depicting Hawai‘i. You...

Read More+ Monday, January 19, 2015
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Museum welcomes first curator devoted to arts of Hawai‘i collection+

Art of Hawai‘i—art made by Hawaiians, and art made in or about Hawai‘i by anyone else—has always been part of...

Read More+ Sunday, January 18, 2015
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Leeward teachers become students at Art Camp+

Art Camp: It’s just like real camp, but minus the tents, sleeping bags, fire pits, mosquitos, s’mores, ghost stories, sun...

Read More+ Friday, January 16, 2015

Ikebana blooms at Spalding House through Jan 22+

Several years years ago, Sogetsu Ikebana instructor Carole Sakata and her students created ikebana installations at Spalding House. Since then...

Read More+ Friday, January 16, 2015
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A last look at ‘Through the Darkness’+

If you are a lover of Japanese woodblock prints and you haven’t yet made it to the exhibition Through the...

Read More+ Monday, January 12, 2015
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ARTafterRETIREMENT: Sonoko Ota+

Most Tuesdays at 10am you can find museum docent Sonoko Ota waiting at the front entrance, ready to lead a...

Read More+ Monday, January 12, 2015
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Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarships for summer 2015 available+

Hawai‘i-based artists interested in developing their practice further should consider the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarship, which covers tuition to summer...

Read More+ Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Art Spotlight: Two newly acquired photographs by Man Ray+

On view in Recent Acquisitions is a smallish cubical display with two photographic works by famed 20th-century artist Man Ray. The gift...

Read More+ Monday, January 5, 2015
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Manga star Erica Sakurazawa talks ‘Love Vibes’ and teaches a workshop at the museum+

Honolulu’s manga community got an end-of-year frisson when manga artist Erica Sakurazawa came to the museum last month as part...

Read More+ Friday, January 2, 2015
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Art makes kids smart+

A big part of our work at the Honolulu Museum of Art revolves around the premise that art makes kids...

Read More+ Monday, December 29, 2014
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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 | Emily McIlroy: Wild Flesh+

In her book Finding Beauty in a Broken World, author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams defines “bewilderness” as “the place...

Read More+ Monday, December 29, 2014
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The museum’s enlightening visit from fashion designer Sandhya Garg+

Thanks to the ever-broadening appeal fostered by the museum’s variety of exhibitions, events and tours, there’s no limit to who...

Read More+ Friday, December 26, 2014
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End-of-year giving tax savings: Good through Dec 31+

If you’re 70 and a half years old or older, we’ve got good news about tax-free giving options. Last Friday,...

Read More+ Monday, December 22, 2014
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See a different view of ‘Land Division’ through Jan 4+

In an unorthodox move, the museum has repositioned the two elements of the installation Land Division: An Installation by Sean...

Read More+ Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday greetings from director Stephan Jost+

Happy holidays from me and the entire staff at the Honolulu Museum of Art. I want to thank everyone for...

Read More+ Friday, December 19, 2014
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Artists of Hawai‘i 2015: Ready, steady, go!+

Last Tuesday, the eight artists selected for Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 gathered in museum director Stephan Jost’s office for an...

Read More+ Friday, December 19, 2014