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

Gannenmono dancer Un Yamada on creating a duet between Hawai‘i and Japan+

On Saturday, Nov. 17, Doris Duke Theatre’s 150th Gannenmono in...

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Museum mourns loss of “printmaker’s printmaker” Dodie Warren+

The HoMA community recently suffered a great loss as beloved...

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Halloween 2018: 3 haunted tales of HoMA+

The Honolulu Museum of Art is almost 100 years old,...

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New in the Museum Shop: Festive Latin American ornaments and enamel pins+

It may not be the holidays quite yet, but there’s...

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Pivotal works by famed contemporary artist on display this fall+

This October, HoMA presents Photographic Manipulations, a selection of non-traditional...

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Mayor Kirk Caldwell and First Lady of Hawai‘i Dawn Amano-Ige visit ‘Ho‘oulu’+

Arranged by Chairman of the Board of Trustees Violet S.W....

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Shibata Zeshin: Rebelling against westernization+

If you visit the museum this October, you will discover...

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Docents Fred and Marliyn Smith donate sandalwood tree to Chinese Courtyard+

This past week, the Chinese Courtyard welcomed a new potted...

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HoMA offering free shuttle service in Waikīkī+

On Dec. 5, this post was updated to reflect the most...

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HoMA adds first Okinawan painting to its collection+

There are some moments in life when the stars align...

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‘Create and Destroy’ artists Janet Tran and Ava Federov want us to remember books+

Pablo Picasso is credited for saying that “every act of...

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Curator’s notes: Healoha Johnston details the history between King Kalākaua and portrait photography+

By the mid-19th century, photography was replacing early printmaking techniques as the primary...

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Shop at Foodland and Give Aloha to the museum+

There are two weeks left to Give Aloha to HoMA...

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Last week’s Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation recap+

The Honolulu Museum of Art hosted Ta-Nehisi Coates in Conversation...

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90 years of HoMA archives are now available online!+

The November 1942 issue of the Academy’s News Bulletin and...

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Back-to-school shopping at the Museum Shop+

School is now in session! Stop by the Museum Shop to...

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Travel with HoMA: The Art of Kyoto, Naoshima and Neighboring Islands, and Tokyo+

Join Director Sean O’Harrow and supporters of the Honolulu Museum...

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Oral traditions in the ‘Window’+

Throughout the process of opening Molokai Window, conversations arose that left...

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Endowment left in memory of volunteer Amy Toda Meeker+

Museum old-timers were saddened to learn of the passing of...

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