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

Anna Trent Moore on preserving surf history+

The Honolulu Surf Film Festival always closes with a film by...

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What’s in a flag? Vito Acconci’s print amplifies the Pledge of Allegiance+

Opening July 27 at Spalding House is The World Reflected,...

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ARTafterDARK exclusive: The scoop on the POW! WOW! x tokidoki collab+

At the next ARTafterDARK, on July 28, Jasper Wong, founder...

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Curators Notes: Katherine Love on ‘Body of Work’+

Now on view in the Contemporary Art Gallery is Body...

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Nanogallery cult: Alec Singer on Tomorrow Takes Forever+

On March 31, for the 15th anniversary screening of Donnie...

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Shahzia Sikander’s Parallax: Questions! An observation by Tali Ariav+

Editor’s note: There are just three weeks left to see...

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Museum Shop serves slices of Beachcake throughout July+

If you have kids, you may already be familiar with...

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The Party Continues: 90th Anniversary Items at the Museum Shop+

The party never stops as we continue celebrating our 90th...

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Staff Pick: Michael Wilcox on two American portraits+

For more than two years shuttle bus driver Michael Wilcox...

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Biki offers a greener, healthier, easier way to visit HoMA+

If you live in Honolulu, you may have woken up...

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New program: See portrait artists at work in the Portraiture Gallery+

July 5, 10am–noon, free The Portraiture Gallery is one of...

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Museum Shop prepares for a psychedelic July+

The Museum Shop celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Summer...

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Did you know: Our Art School offers scholarships+

Thanks to six scholarship endowments established by people who deeply...

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Hana Yoshihata: Voyaging artist+

Her experiences on Polynesian voyaging canoes are essential to the...

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Q+A: Filmmaker Jon Nguyen on filming David Lynch+

On June 29 and 30, the museum screens the new...

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Chef Jacob’s #MuseumWeek special+

HoMA Café chef Jacob Silver came up with a special...

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Staff pick: Celeste Ohta opts for opulent Korean screens+

The museum’s collections managers oversee the movement of artwork to...

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Jeff Gere: The art of storytelling+

The museum often features storytellers at events—it is a great...

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New classroom posters carry a lot of weight+

To inject more art into the Common Core Standards, and...

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William Harnett’s ‘Still Life: Clay Pipe, Tobacco, Matches and Poster’+

William Harnett’s Still Life: Clay Pipe, Tobacco, Matches and Poster,...

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Meet museum superfan Geri Ferrere-Chan+

Maybe you’re a fan of the museum. Maybe you’re a...

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The museum legacy of Henry B. Clark+

The museum mourns the loss of a great man and...

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Parting thoughts from HoMA’s outgoing web content coordinator+

This is my last blog post. After six wonderful years...

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Curator’s Notes: Stephen Salel on his first rotation in the Japan Gallery+

The paintings and woodblock-printed books in the Japan Gallery’s current...

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For teachers: Meet new Curriculum Specialist and Teacher Liaison Justin Davies+

Educators, we are pleased to introduce you to Justin Davies—the museum’s...

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For dads and grads: Aloha shirt pop-up at the Museum Shop+

With Father’s Day fast approaching and graduation in full swing,...

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Curator’s Notes: Sara Oka tackles Global Warming+

Global Warming: Quilts, Coverlets and Blankets, now on view in...

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