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

Estria + Prime painting at Academy 12/19+

The Academy is honored that Estria and Prime will paint a freezer container at the Academy Art Center at Linekona...

Read More+ Friday, December 18, 2009

Harajuku in Hokusai’s day (+ aloHAA goes bilingual!)+

Tokyo’s Harajuku district is the place to see the latest street fashions on the city’s hipsters. It’s a crowded urban...

Read More+ Thursday, December 17, 2009

Why Hokusai’s got the blues+

Katsushika Hokusai used a lot of blue dye in his “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” prints. Honolulu Academy of Arts...

Read More+ Thursday, December 17, 2009

A different spin on process painting…+

“Document your work!” Something art instructors preach to students from the very beginning. For some reason though, it seems to...

Read More+ Wednesday, December 16, 2009

‘The Lost Symbol’ at the Academy in January+

A fan of Dan Brown’s latest blockbuster—an exploration into the mysteries of Freemasonry? (As Maureen Dowd wrote in The New...

Read More+ Friday, December 4, 2009

Talented staff: Aaron Padilla in ‘Degrees of Distinction’ @ UH+

There’s little over a week left to see “Degrees of Distinction,” an exhibition of alumni work at the University of...

Read More+ Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Can’t stop going in Gallery 27+

Staff are abuzz about Curator Theresa Papanikolas’ and Installation Designer Larry Maruya’s reinstallation of the Clare Boothe Luce Gallery (aka...

Read More+ Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Mirror image? Hokusai’s idealized Mount Fuji+

At first glance, Katushika Hokusai’s woodblock print “Reflection in Lake Misaka in Kai Province,” part of the series “Thirty-six Views...

Read More+ Monday, November 30, 2009

Stephen Little on ‘The Great Wave’+

The undisputed star—or at least most recognizable work—in the exhibition “Hokusai’s Summit: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” is the venerated...

Read More+ Monday, November 23, 2009

He paints too+

Not only is Honolulu Academy of Arts Director Stephen Little an authority on Chinese art and the author of books...

Read More+ Wednesday, November 18, 2009