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

‘The Dragon’s Gift’ at the Rubin Museum of Art: A huge hit+

Last month “The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan” opened at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York....

Read More+ Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A little story about the Monet+

Former museum director Jim Foster, along with trustee and distinguished former University of Hawai’i art professor Duane Preble, visited the...

Read More+ Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Dogs of war: Pups are a powerful metaphor+

In the exhibition “Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry Welch Collection at the Honolulu Academy of...

Read More+ Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The poetry of ‘Literati Modern’+

Now on view in the Henry Luce Gallery is “Literati Modern: Bunjinga from Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan, The Terry Welch...

Read More+ Friday, September 26, 2008

Friends of Film Friday returns Oct. 10+

Film Curator Gina Caruso works her patootie off to keep the Doris Duke Theatre film program in the same loop...

Read More+ Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Academy’s Maika‘i Tubbs’ new installation is genius+

Last night was the opening of “‘Ili Iho: The Surface Within” at Bishop Museum. Curated by Maile Andrade, the exhibition...

Read More+ Saturday, September 20, 2008

East meets West: The Dragon’s Gift opens at the Rubin+

“The Dragon’s Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan” opened to the public to much fanfare and excitement on Sept. 19...

Read More+ Saturday, September 20, 2008

Literati Modern opens+

The members’ opening for Literati Modern: Bunjinga From Late-Edo to Twentieth-Century Japan went off beautifully. The Academy tried something new,...

Read More+ Monday, September 15, 2008

Abstract Expressionism on ‘Mad Men’ and at the Academy+

Last Sunday’s episode of “Mad Men,” that moody chronicler of the 1961 Zeitgeist, covered the launch of Pampers (“At 10 cents...

Read More+ Thursday, September 11, 2008

Tattered Cultures: Mended Histories opening+

On Sept. 5 the Art Center at Linekona opened its textile exhibition—one of 27 happening in the city to coincide...

Read More+ Thursday, September 11, 2008