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

Academy Art Center: The place to find gifts with character+

For the third year, the Academy Art Center at Linekona holds the Art Center Studio Benefit Sale. Artists who use...

Read More+ Monday, September 20, 2010

In The Academy Shop: Piperoids!+

Academy Shop buyer Courtland Cleland just ran into my office all abuzz. “We got Piperoids! We’re the only shop in...

Read More+ Thursday, September 16, 2010


Pre-fringe launch! The first Oahu Fringe Festival happens in November. In the meantime, the organizers, who include actor-filmmaker Misa Tupou,...

Read More+ Thursday, September 9, 2010

Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art opens+

The opening of Four Thousand Years of Southeast Asian Art is happening right now. Here is Asian Art Curator Shawn...

Read More+ Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Inside the Museum: Prize for pennypinching+

When the global economy imploded in fall 2008, the Academy immediately went on a cost-cutting spree. Since then, the museum...

Read More+ Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Asbestos clouds fate of mural+

Investigative blogger Ian Lind got wind of the possible demise of a mural at Kamehameha Schools. The mural was created...

Read More+ Tuesday, August 24, 2010

We’ve got a winnah!: BOE candidate Melanie Bailey gets the Wade Tokoro surfboard+

For the second year in a row, the Academy’s Surf Film Festival included a drawing for a prized Wade Tokoro...

Read More+ Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Academy’s former deputy director named managing director of Dia:Beacon+

Susan Sayre Batton, who was deputy director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 2005 to 2008, is now the...

Read More+ Tuesday, August 24, 2010

GiRL FeST: Call for artists+

GiRL FeST 2010 looking for art. Deadline is Aug. 31.

Read More+ Monday, August 9, 2010

Young Artists show off+

The Academy Art Center bustled with about 800 people—kids proudly showing off their paintings, drawings, sculptures and other masterworks to...

Read More+ Thursday, July 29, 2010