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

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Two views of war: Madge Tennent and Reem Bassous+

Hanging side by side in the Arts of Hawai‘i Gallery...

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 Ira Villafranca: Turning the Surface Gallery into Luxury Row+

There’s a new mural in Spalding House’s outdoor Surface Gallery....

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Take a class: Art history with Gary Liu+

Since 1959, the museum has intermittently offered art history-related courses....

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Staff Pick: Rebecca Barat on Nathaniel Allen, moles and all+

“If you’ve ever had fun at ARTafterDARK, it’s because of...

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Mickalene Thomas’s ‘Left Behind 2 Again’+

From bronze busts to intimate drawings of shadowy figures, the...

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Peter Shepard Cole: HoMA has had an impact on everyone’s life+

The earth has revolved around the sun slightly more than 90...

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Anna Trent Moore on preserving surf history+

The Honolulu Surf Film Festival always closes with a film by...

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What’s in a flag? Vito Acconci’s print amplifies the Pledge of Allegiance+

Opening July 27 at Spalding House is The World Reflected,...

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ARTafterDARK exclusive: The scoop on the POW! WOW! x tokidoki collab+

At the next ARTafterDARK, on July 28, Jasper Wong, founder...

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Curators Notes: Katherine Love on ‘Body of Work’+

Now on view in the Contemporary Art Gallery is Body...

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Nanogallery cult: Alec Singer on Tomorrow Takes Forever+

On March 31, for the 15th anniversary screening of Donnie...

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Shahzia Sikander’s Parallax: Questions! An observation by Tali Ariav+

Editor’s note: There are just three weeks left to see...

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Museum Shop serves slices of Beachcake throughout July+

If you have kids, you may already be familiar with...

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The Party Continues: 90th Anniversary Items at the Museum Shop+

The party never stops as we continue celebrating our 90th...

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Staff Pick: Michael Wilcox on two American portraits+

For more than two years shuttle bus driver Michael Wilcox...

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Biki offers a greener, healthier, easier way to visit HoMA+

If you live in Honolulu, you may have woken up...

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New program: See portrait artists at work in the Portraiture Gallery+

July 5, 10am–noon, free The Portraiture Gallery is one of...

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Museum Shop prepares for a psychedelic July+

The Museum Shop celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer...

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Did you know: Our Art School offers scholarships+

Thanks to six scholarship endowments established by people who deeply...

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Hana Yoshihata: Voyaging artist+

The return of Hokule‘a and Hikianalia to Hawai‘i on June...

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Q+A: Filmmaker Jon Nguyen on filming David Lynch+

On June 29 and 30, the museum screens the new...

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Chef Jacob’s #MuseumWeek special+

HoMA Café chef Jacob Silver came up with a special...

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Staff pick: Celeste Ohta opts for opulent Korean screens+

The museum’s collections managers oversee the movement of artwork to...

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Jeff Gere: The art of storytelling+

The museum often features storytellers at events—it is a great...

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