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

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Kinetic teaching tool: Ross Mukai’s Rube Goldberg machine at Spalding House+

Spalding House curator Aaron Padilla was looking for a way to illustrate the idea of kinesis for the exhibition Inquiring...

Read More+ Friday, March 7, 2014
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Museum celebrates Micronesia with exhibition, workshops and film+

To celebrate the arts and traditions of a growing part of Hawai‘i’s social fabric, the Honolulu Museum of Art School...

Read More+ Friday, March 7, 2014
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Between the stacks: Head librarian Sachiyo Kawai‘ae‘a+

  Tucked away between two French oil paintings in the museum’s Modernism gallery—Amédée Ozenfant’s Accords and Robert Delaunay’s Rainbow—is the...

Read More+ Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Making a statement: Allyn Bromley on her works ‘Green Piece’ and ‘Kaka‘ako’+

Artist Allyn Bromley holds up her hand to reveal a middle finger that curves to the right. Her work Green...

Read More+ Friday, February 28, 2014
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On the frontline: Kim Hutchison+

Here at the Honolulu Museum of Art, highly accomplished individuals work together to deliver high-quality, inspirational experiences for the community....

Read More+ Friday, February 28, 2014
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Critique Session: Experts review our European and American art galleries, Friday, Feb 28+

The Hawai‘i Museums Association is holding a critique session of our reinstalled European and American art galleries on Friday, Feb....

Read More+ Friday, February 21, 2014
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Artist Hanasaurusrex: On yarnbombing and mermaids in Hawai‘i+

More than 100 invited artists converged on Honolulu for this year’s POW! WOW! Hawai‘i 2014—a weeklong event celebrating street art...

Read More+ Friday, February 21, 2014
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Korea ‘buried treasure’ discovered in the museum basement!+

Last month, three South Korean art history scholars visited the museum to inspect our collection of Korean art. What they...

Read More+ Friday, February 14, 2014
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See a 700-year-old golden masterpiece+

Now on view in Light from Shadown: Gold in Japanese Art is this delicate, rarely-put-on-view hanging scroll. Anonymous The Descent...

Read More+ Monday, February 10, 2014
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A five-year-old gave us her life savings in honor of her Uncle Tim’s birthday+

Last week we were honored—and tickled—to receive these coins in the mail. They are from Samantha Hirasaki, 5. Her mother...

Read More+ Monday, February 10, 2014