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

Saint Damien as a young, dashing priest+

In honor of Saint Damien’s canonization, the Department of European and American Art has hung the Academy’s portrait of Joseph...

Read More+ Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Opening of Hokusai’s Summit+

“Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” has been incredibly gratifying for Academy staff. Putting the exhibition together was a...

Read More+ Thursday, October 15, 2009

Puffy Pareidolia+

Yesterday, I popped in to see what Allison was up to.  There were more balloons, the shapes and scale of...

Read More+ Friday, October 9, 2009
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Special ink: Tomioka Tessai’s fan paintings+

For Shawn Eichman, Curator of Asian Art at the Honolulu Academy of Arts, two of the most interesting works in...

Read More+ Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Larger-than-life ikebana: This weekend only+

Trees à la Sogetsu opened today at the Academy Art Center at Linekona, and the museum has been buzzing with...

Read More+ Friday, October 2, 2009
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Academy crew gets schooled on Hokusai+

On Sept 23, Director Stephen Little gave a tour of Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji for staff. From...

Read More+ Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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Super Saturday! Action in ‘Hokusai’s Summit’ and Artist in Residence studio+

Today is Museum Day, organized by Smithsonian Magazine, and people have been taking advantage of their free passes. So far...

Read More+ Saturday, September 26, 2009

Check out the Academy’s new Artist in Residence+

There’s something bittersweet about balloons—they serve as fluffy milestones, marking times of achievement and worth, yet they also remind you...

Read More+ Friday, September 25, 2009

Best HNL show of the year?+

There have been great shows of Hawai‘i artists this year, such as The Contemporary Museum’s “20 Going on 21.” Now...

Read More+ Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Why it’s harder than ever for Hawai’i arts organizations+

“It’s much worse now,” says George Ellis, director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1982 to Feb. 1, 2003,...

Read More+ Friday, September 11, 2009