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

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
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Memorable Installation+

  What goes into an art loan? Joleen Oshiro reveals the backstory of the loan to the Senate Appropriation’s Office Conference Room....

Read More+ Sunday, September 6, 2009
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William Kelso wows crowd at Doris Duke+

About 180 people filled Doris Duke Theatre for archeologist William Kelso’s free talk, and the history and archeology buffs weren’t...

Read More+ Sunday, August 30, 2009

Scenes from the Joy of Sake+

Last Friday’s Joy of Sake at the Honolulu Academy of Arts opened with a sake ceremony, and continued with amazing...

Read More+ Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Talented staff: Calvin Collins at HPU Gallery+

A lot of the museum’s staff—from every department—are artists. Security guard Calvin Collins’ work was last seen at the late...

Read More+ Thursday, August 27, 2009