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

Art: The fountain of youth+

  James Foster, director of the Academy from 1963 to 1982, says he acquired Harry Bertoia’s “Sounding Sculpture” so the...

Read More+ Friday, January 2, 2009

Top 10 Academy stories of 2008+

The Star Bulletin named the Academy’s landmark exhibition “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan” as one of the...

Read More+ Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Scott Johnson on tengu+

We continue our minitour of “Richard Lane and the Floating World,” now on view in Gallery 14 through Feb. 1....

Read More+ Monday, December 29, 2008
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Robert Frank on ‘The Americans’+

On view in Gallery 9 right now is Robert Frank’s “Charleston, South Carolina,” a print from his seminal series “The...

Read More+ Sunday, December 28, 2008

Social Circles+

Since October 2008, the Academy has been reaching out to its online audience via social networking sites such as Facebook,...

Read More+ Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Scott Johnson on the Kambun Master+

Now at the Academy is the first glimpse of the Richard Lane Collection, which the Academy acquired in 2003. It’s...

Read More+ Sunday, December 14, 2008

Flashback: Scenes from ‘One Way or Another’+

Flip Video just updated their program so that you can now splice videos together on Mac. Went through footage from...

Read More+ Friday, December 12, 2008

How the Academy acquired Rauschenberg’s ‘Trophy V’+

James Foster was director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts from 1963 to 1982 and oversaw a sort of golden...

Read More+ Friday, December 12, 2008

The Academy on the road with Art to Go+

Pearlyn Salvador, head of the museum’s Art to Go outreach program, holds up a pair of leather sandals at an...

Read More+ Friday, December 12, 2008
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Michael Rooks’ curatorial debut for Haunch of Venison+

Former Academy Curator of European and American Art Michael Rooks became the chief curator and director of exhibitions at Haunch...

Read More+ Thursday, December 11, 2008