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

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Attack of the monkeypod tree+

This afternoon a branch broke off from one of the monkeypod trees on the front lawn and crashed into the...

Read More+ Friday, June 19, 2009
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Mining the vaults: A curator’s finds+

Museums across the country, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, are delving...

Read More+ Thursday, June 18, 2009

Passage to India+

Just went to see the Charles Bartlett works in the Jhamandas Watumull Gallery. I love his prints and drawings—he’s like...

Read More+ Friday, June 12, 2009

Where’s the Zajac?+

Up until today, a large, two-piece sculpture sat on the Diamond Head end of the front lawn of the Honolulu...

Read More+ Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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David J. Merritt: The hypnotist+

In a corner of Artists of Hawai‘i 2009 is a video installation by David J. Merritt. It’s a neverending loop...

Read More+ Friday, June 5, 2009
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Rirkrit Tiravanija in Artists of Hawai’i (sort of)+

For his work in Artists of Hawai‘i 2009, Stephen Niles drew one of New York artist Rirkrit Tiravanija’s cook-for-you installations...

Read More+ Wednesday, May 27, 2009
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Oscar winner to attend Rainbow Film Fest 5/24+

Dustin Lance Black, left, took the Oscar for best original screenplay for “Milk.” Now he drops into paradise for the...

Read More+ Friday, May 15, 2009
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More than 1,000 people attended Artists of Hawai’i 2009 members opening+

Last night’s members’ opening of Artists of Hawai‘i 2009 was a fabulous climax to two years of work. In a...

Read More+ Thursday, May 14, 2009
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2 artists: Ryan Lee and Lian Lederman+

Today artists Lian Lederman, left, and Ryan Lee were in Gallery 28 installing their work in “Artists of Hawai’i 2009.”...

Read More+ Monday, May 11, 2009

Why do YOU go to the Honolulu Academy of Arts?+

I just spent four days at the American Association of Museum’s annual conference in Philadelphia. It’s a chance to exchange...

Read More+ Monday, May 4, 2009