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

Ikebana blooms at Spalding House through Jan 22+

Several years years ago, Sogetsu Ikebana instructor Carole Sakata and her students created ikebana installations at Spalding House. Since then...

Read More+ Friday, January 16, 2015

A last look at ‘Through the Darkness’+

If you are a lover of Japanese woodblock prints and you haven’t yet made it to the exhibition Through the...

Read More+ Monday, January 12, 2015

ARTafterRETIREMENT: Sonoko Ota+

Most Tuesdays at 10am you can find museum docent Sonoko Ota waiting at the front entrance, ready to lead a...

Read More+ Monday, January 12, 2015

Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarships for summer 2015 available+

Hawai‘i-based artists interested in developing their practice further should consider the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Scholarship, which covers tuition to summer...

Read More+ Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Art Spotlight: Two newly acquired photographs by Man Ray+

On view in Recent Acquisitions is a smallish cubical display with two photographic works by famed 20th-century artist Man Ray. The gift...

Read More+ Monday, January 5, 2015

Manga star Erica Sakurazawa talks ‘Love Vibes’ and teaches a workshop at the museum+

Honolulu’s manga community got an end-of-year frisson when manga artist Erica Sakurazawa came to the museum last month as part...

Read More+ Friday, January 2, 2015

Art makes kids smart+

A big part of our work at the Honolulu Museum of Art revolves around the premise that art makes kids...

Read More+ Monday, December 29, 2014

Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 | Emily McIlroy: Wild Flesh+

In her book Finding Beauty in a Broken World, author and conservationist Terry Tempest Williams defines “bewilderness” as “the place...

Read More+ Monday, December 29, 2014

The museum’s enlightening visit from fashion designer Sandhya Garg+

Thanks to the ever-broadening appeal fostered by the museum’s variety of exhibitions, events and tours, there’s no limit to who...

Read More+ Friday, December 26, 2014

End-of-year giving tax savings: Good through Dec 31+

If you’re 70 and a half years old or older, we’ve got good news about tax-free giving options. Last Friday,...

Read More+ Monday, December 22, 2014