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

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
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Honolulu on the Potomac+

Six works from the Academy have followed in the footsteps of President Barack Obama. In February, Sen. Daniel Inouye visited...

Read More+ Thursday, August 27, 2009
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The Capitol Visitor Center+

No more waiting in long lines at the mercy of the elements to see the nation’s Capitol! The  brand-new, $621...

Read More+ Wednesday, August 26, 2009
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On the road to D.C.+

Recently I escorted six paintings of Hawaiian scenes from the Academy to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C.  The shipment...

Read More+ Tuesday, August 25, 2009