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

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The happy hooker: Harunobu’s commentary on monks+

Suzuki Harunobu (1725?–1770) Saigyō Hōshi Praying to a Bijin on a White Elephant Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1766 Woodblock...

Read More+ Friday, January 17, 2014
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Instructor Alyson Stone takes art outside for new Art School class+

Anyone who has seen the documentary Rivers and Tides, about environmental artist Andy Goldsworthy, can’t help but be amazed at...

Read More+ Monday, January 13, 2014
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Scientist Della Reid: The story behind an Ansel Adams Hawai‘i photograph+

In November, California-based attorney and epidemiologist Ann Slaby, who was on O‘ahu for a high school reunion, visited the museum, as...

Read More+ Monday, January 6, 2014
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Learn about Georgia O’Keeffe from someone who knew her+

Georgia O’Keeffe fans won’t want to miss the on-stage conversation between Barney Ebsworth and curator Theresa Papanikolas on Wednesday, Jan....

Read More+ Monday, December 30, 2013
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Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaiian flowers+

There are just two weeks left to see the exhibition Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: The Hawai‘i Pictures. On view...

Read More+ Monday, December 30, 2013
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Happy New Year from Director Stephan Jost+

The year is coming to a close—the time when many of us make gifts to the organizations we love the...

Read More+ Monday, December 30, 2013
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Danny Lyon’s ‘Heat Exhaustion,’ (1967/68)+

Now on view in Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce is this image...

Read More+ Monday, December 23, 2013
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The art of collecting: Cherye and Jim Pierce+

Now on view is Decisive Moments: Photographs from the Collection of Cherye R. and James F. Pierce, along with two...

Read More+ Monday, December 23, 2013

Last-minute gift? Make it meaningful with a museum membership+

What can you get for $25 these days? Three-quarters of a tank of gas, three jars of chutney from the...

Read More+ Monday, December 16, 2013
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Theater manager Taylour Chang reveals her favorite work of art+

Taylour Chang is manager of the museum’s Doris Duke Theatre—and a filmmaker. Born and raised on O‘ahu, she is a...

Read More+ Monday, December 16, 2013