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

The Jan. 7 opening of ‘Traces and Trajectories’+

Rudimentary video of the Jan. 7 opening of “Traces and Trajectories: Current Work by Ten Korean-American Artists.” It’s a vibrant contemporary...

Read More+ Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Buy the auteur theory? Come see Alain Robbe-Grillet’s films+

Alain Robbe-Grillet is best known as the creator of the Nouveau Roman and screenwriter of Alain Resnais’ cinegeek wetdream ‘Last...

Read More+ Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Academy Docent Charlene Hughes shows her quilts in D.C. for the big inauguration+

When O‘ahu-based quilter and Academy docent Charlene Hughes got a phone call at 7 a.m. last month to see if...

Read More+ Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Cool really was king @ Starlight Ball 6+

Vintage dresses were out in force at the sixth Starlight Ball—ARTafterDARK‘s annual fundraiser gala for the Academy’s Art to Go...

Read More+ Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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New HNL art blog!+

There isn’t enough art dialogue in Hawai‘i—which is strange because there are so many talented artists here. Is it because...

Read More+ Sunday, January 4, 2009

Liked ‘Slumdog’? Try the Bollywood Film Festival+

After recounting the harrowing childhoods of two orphaned street urchins, current international movie hit “Slumdog Millionaire” bursts into a song-and-dance...

Read More+ Saturday, January 3, 2009

Art: The fountain of youth+

  James Foster, director of the Academy from 1963 to 1982, says he acquired Harry Bertoia’s “Sounding Sculpture” so the...

Read More+ Friday, January 2, 2009

Top 10 Academy stories of 2008+

The Star Bulletin named the Academy’s landmark exhibition “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan” as one of the...

Read More+ Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Scott Johnson on tengu+

We continue our minitour of “Richard Lane and the Floating World,” now on view in Gallery 14 through Feb. 1....

Read More+ Monday, December 29, 2008
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Robert Frank on ‘The Americans’+

On view in Gallery 9 right now is Robert Frank’s “Charleston, South Carolina,” a print from his seminal series “The...

Read More+ Sunday, December 28, 2008