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

John Melville Kelly’s “Hawaiian Soldier” sheds image of romanticized hero during World War II+

To commemorate Memorial Day, we choose to highlight American artist...

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As a Blue Star Museum, we offer free admission to military personnel this summer  +

The Honolulu Museum of Art wants to thank active-duty military...

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Staff pick: Dennis Escat on the tilt of the head of Modigliani’s Seated Nude+

“Fifty years of painting and drawing!” He more recently picked...

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Erick Swenson’s mystifying sculpture ‘Ebie’ is right out of a sci-fi movie+

The instant you enter Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson, you...

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Molokai Window opening reception was a moving experience+

A who’s who of Moloka’i community leaders gathered at the...

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Find your Mother’s Day gift at the Museum Shop+

Find that handcrafted, one-of-a-kind something for the Mom in your...

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A spring message from director Sean O’Harrow+

Aloha museum friends, Spring is a season of renewal and...

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Art School gets a special loom from the family of the late Wendy Kamai+

Wendy Kamai, the tireless instructor with the museum’s We BeWeave...

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HoMA’s got a brand new blend (coffee blend, that is)+

The museum launches its own custom blend of Maui and...

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Thanking volunteers at Springtide+

Traditionally the museum has held an annual Saturday brunch to...

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Richard Cox and family have an archival good time at the museum+

Richard Cox is the grandson of Catharine E.B. Cox, who...

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From the archives: Juliette May Fraser and her interpretation of Hawai‘i heroes+

In 1952, Hawai‘i artist Juliette May Fraser, along with Hartley...

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Swimming with shark: Erick Swenson’s ‘Present in the Past’+

When you enter the current exhibition Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick...

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Palette preview: Chef Wade Ueoka’s ocean inspiration+

Like his mentor, Alan Wong, chef Wade Ueoka has a...

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Remembering museum legend James Foster+

The museum lost a key figure from its history on...

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Museum Shop: Fair Muse handmade accessories and gifts+

New in the Museum Shop are home design items and...

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Staff notes: Katy Barber on the universal challenge of building a museum for all+

Editor’s note: Last year, the museum’s database development manager Katy...

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Go behind the scenes of ‘Abstruction’ with the HoMA app+

Get more out of Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson with the...

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