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Sheʻs here! Our new museum director, Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook, arrived at HoMA today. Weʻre excited to kick off 2020 ...
01/07/2020

Sheʻs here! Our new museum director, Dr. Halona Norton-Westbrook, arrived at HoMA today. Weʻre excited to kick off 2020 under her leadership, while embarking upon a landmark year of exhibitions, events, and community programming. Welcome, Halona!

#MyHoMA #Peoplebehindtheart

During Japanʻs Edo period (1615-1868), a group of intellectual artists inspired by Chinese literati counterparts broke a...
01/05/2020

During Japanʻs Edo period (1615-1868), a group of intellectual artists inspired by Chinese literati counterparts broke away from confining artistic traditions and adopted new cultural, religious, and artistic ideas that are reflected in the awe-inspiring screens and scrolls on view in HoMA’s Tateuchi gallery.

Engage in conversation about these pioneering artists and their works with docent Bob Oaks at this week’s Tour + Talk Story event, “Literati Painters of the Edo Period” at 1:30pm on Tuesday, Thursday, and next Sunday.

This workshop is free for museum members and museum admission ticket holders. For more Tour + Talk Story events, visit honolulumuseum.org.

#TourTalkStory #Literari #EdoPeriod

Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar are grandmothers living in the quiet village of Johri in Uttar Pradesh. During a fatefu...
01/04/2020

Chandro Tomar and Prakashi Tomar are grandmothers living in the quiet village of Johri in Uttar Pradesh. During a fateful trip to a shooting range, the sisters-in-law discover that they have an uncanny talent for sharpshooting; prompting them to pick up their guns to compete in the male-dominated sharpshooting field to inspire the younger generations of women in their family. Based on a true story, Saand Ki Ankh is a fitting ode to female empowerment in rural India showing tomorrow 1/5 and Friday 1/10 at HoMA.

To see the trailer and purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/SaandKiAankhHoMA.

For a full schedule of films and events in the Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival + South Asian Cinema 2020, visit bit.ly/BollywoodFilmFestival2020.

01/04/2020

New decade, new look! After much work, consideration, and testing over the past year, we unveiled a brand new logo refreshed with a clean, modern, and stylized look based on the popular acronym HoMA.

HoMA Creative Director Anjali Lee is the design guru behind our bold new visual identity, describing it as "stable and balanced, yet always open to potential and possibility."

Sunday marks the final day of the “Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi” exhibition, which features breathtaking, monumenta...
01/04/2020

Sunday marks the final day of the “Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi” exhibition, which features breathtaking, monumental works from a leading innovator in Chinese ink painting. Join us for a Tour + Talk Story event with HoMA docent Mary Flynn on Sunday at 1:30pm.

The exhibition traces the artist’s career over three decades: trained in traditions from his native Shanghai and academic European oil painting, his artistic identity was influenced by Abstract Expressionism as much as traditional Chinese ink painting, resulting in his own uniquely individual style bridging East and West.

This event is free for museum members and museum admission ticket holders. For more Tour + Talk Story events, visit .

Sound of Waterfalls, 2014
Ink and color on silk
Collection of Akiko Yamazaki and Jerry Yang
(L2016-65.02)

This is the final call to register for the first set of spring art classes at the HoMA School! Explore new techniques or...
01/04/2020

This is the final call to register for the first set of spring art classes at the HoMA School! Explore new techniques or mediums, hone existing skills, and exercise your imagination.

Kids can learn sewing basics and create wearable art, quilts, or stuffed animals at a Sewing & Fiber Art class. All youth classes are student-centered, structured around inspiration, demonstrations, and reflection, and supplemented by visits to the museum.

Registration dates for both Adult and Youth Spring 2020 art classes end two weeks prior to class start dates. Visit honolulumuseum.org/learn/classes to explore the catalog.

01/04/2020
Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival + South Asian Cinema 2020 - Trailer

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to HoMA with a month-long showcase of new South Asian cinema. See traditional Bollywood blockbusters alongside films by a generation of innovative filmmakers and actors making their mark on the largest film industry in the world.

For the full film and event schedule, visit bit.ly/BollywoodFilmFestival2020.

01/01/2020

As we usher in the New Year, we wish you all a happy and healthy 2020! The museum is closed for the New Year’s Day holiday, and will be open tomorrow, January 2, to kick off another year of amazing exhibitions and programming.

Our community is a constant source of inspiration⁠—thank you for helping us bring life to art, and art to lives.

As 2019 draws to an end, we wish you all a peaceful, reflective, and restorative close to the holiday season. HoMA will ...
01/01/2020

As 2019 draws to an end, we wish you all a peaceful, reflective, and restorative close to the holiday season. HoMA will be closed tomorrow in celebration of the New Year, reopening Thursday, January 2.

Find this Jizō in our Buddhism gallery as a symbol of peace for the new year.

Jizō Bodhisattva
Japan, Kamakura Period (1185-1333)
13th Century
Lacquered wood with traces of gold
Gift of Yōzō Nomura on his 60th birthday, 1930 (2865)

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to HoMA on January 4 with a month-long showcase of South Asian ...
12/30/2019

The 13th Annual Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival returns to HoMA on January 4 with a month-long showcase of South Asian Cinema. This year’s festival includes some of the biggest Bollywood blockbusters alongside new and provocative works by emerging talents that celebrate the richness and diversity of India’s culture.

Join us for our opening night with the Honolulu debut of the film “Panipat”, along an Indian feast and live entertainment! Enjoy a dance workshop from local Bollywood troupe Aaja Nachle Hawaii​ and complimentary henna in the HoMA Shop. To view the trailer for “Panipat” and more event details, visit bit.ly/PanipatHoMA.

For more information about the Honolulu Bollywood Film Festival + South Asian Cinema 2020, visit bit.ly/BollywoodFilmFestival2020.

Thanks to Christina O'Connor and PBN for an insightful, revealing look at the extensive logistics that went into plannin...
12/30/2019
Pacific Business News

Thanks to Christina O'Connor and PBN for an insightful, revealing look at the extensive logistics that went into planning and presenting HoMA's current special exhibition. There's still time to experience "Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi" before it closes on January 5!

The production of ‘Contemporary Landscapes: Li Huayi,’ which runs through Jan. 5 at Honolulu Museum of Art, was the result of eight years of effort.

Spring adult art class registration is still open at the HoMA School! Explore new techniques or mediums, hone existing s...
12/29/2019

Spring adult art class registration is still open at the HoMA School! Explore new techniques or mediums, hone existing skills, and exercise your imagination.

If you’ve ever admired the beauty of hanging scroll artwork, learn to create your own at a “Scroll Mounting” class. Learn the basic process of making Japanese hanging scrolls using handmade washi paper, silk and wheat paste in traditional and contemporary designs.

If you’re looking for a starting point to begin your journey with art, consider the “Art for Beginners 2D” class. Get acquainted with the basics of a wide array of 2D art materials–including drawing, painting, printmaking and collage.

Registration for the Adult Spring 2020 Art Classes will end two weeks prior to the class start date. Sign up before January 5 to secure a spot for the first set of spring classes! Visit honolulumuseum.org/learn/classes to explore the catalog.

Sip, eat, and toast to the new year with unique, handcrafted ceramics from Hawai‘i artists.As part of our ongoing Local ...
12/29/2019

Sip, eat, and toast to the new year with unique, handcrafted ceramics from Hawai‘i artists.

As part of our ongoing Local Artist Spotlight, the HoMA Shop is carrying a selection of beautiful ceramic pieces, including tri-colored tea cups from Justin Hang and rustic sake cups and bowls from David Yamaguchi. (Bonus: all purchases at the HoMA Shop directly support programs and exhibitions at the museum.)

@hangbot @guchidesign #LocalArtistSpotlight #HoMAShop

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour lands at HoMA next week! Fueled by artistic expression and limited only ...
12/28/2019

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour lands at HoMA next week! Fueled by artistic expression and limited only by their runtime, short films transcend traditional storytelling: from documentary to animation, narrative to experimental, the abbreviated form is made for risk-taking.

Widely considered to be the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers for more than 30 years, the 2019 Short Film Festival program gives new audiences a taste of what the Sundance festival offers. The Festival has always treated short films with the highest regard and gives a home to both established and new filmmakers with shorts for audiences to discover and celebrate.

For the full list of featured films and more information, visit bit.ly/SundanceShortFilms2019.

Witness the uplifting journey in “The Disappearance of my Mother” this Friday and Saturday at HoMA.An iconic fashion mod...
12/26/2019

Witness the uplifting journey in “The Disappearance of my Mother” this Friday and Saturday at HoMA.

An iconic fashion model in the 1960s, Benedetta Barzini became a muse to Warhol, Dali, Penn and Avedon. As a radical feminist in the 1970s, she fought for the rights and emancipation of women, but at the age of 75, she finds herself fed up with all the roles that life has imposed on her. She decides to disappear to a place as far as possible from the gaze of the camera–with only her son, Beniamino, permitted to witness her journey.

The making of the film turns into a battle between mother and son, a stubborn fight to capture the ultimate image of Benedetta–that of her liberation.

For a full synopsis and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/TheDisappearanceofMyMother.

Filmed over the course of three years, “Celebration” is an opulent and immersive behind-the-scenes look at haute couture...
12/24/2019

Filmed over the course of three years, “Celebration” is an opulent and immersive behind-the-scenes look at haute couture designer Yves Saint Laurent’s final show.

Previously blocked by the YSL brand that objected showing footage of the designer towards the end of his life, the movie finally received approval for release in 2015.

Unveil the mystery behind the man, the myth, la marque, that is Yves Saint Laurent in this New York Times’ Critics Pick, on view this Thursday and Friday at HoMA.

For a full synopsis and tickets, visit bit.ly/CelebrationYSL.

12/24/2019
Fall 2019 Young Artist Exhibition

We asked young artists about their work in the ongoing "Fall 2019 Young Artist Exhibition," resulting in an introspective look into the minds and creative visions of the next generation of artists. Check out the interviews and then see the art for yourself before the exhibition ends on December 27.

There’s still time to register for the Spring 2020 Young Artist classes at the HoMA School! Check out the ceramics, drawing, and Exploring Art classes for every age group. Registration for the first round of spring classes ends on January 4.

Check out the full catalog of classes and sign up at bit.ly/Spring2020ArtClasses.

#HoMASchool #HoMAKeiki

There is still time to register for the Spring 2020 Young Artist classes at the HoMA School! Check out the “Exploring Ar...
12/22/2019

There is still time to register for the Spring 2020 Young Artist classes at the HoMA School!

Check out the “Exploring Art” class as a starting point for the youngest of artists; giving them a chance to dabble in drawing, painting, printmaking, fiber art, ceramics and other mediums.

Teens can learn the essential skill of sewing at the “Sewing & Fiber Art” class designed for ages 13-18. Students will learn basic sewing skills by hand and machine to create stuffed animals, wearable art, quilts and more.

Registration for the first round of spring classes ends on January 4. See the full catalog of classes and sign up at bit.ly/Spring2020ArtClasses.

#HoMASchool

Screening tomorrow: peer into the minds of the next generation of independent animators at “Animation Next,” showcasing ...
12/21/2019

Screening tomorrow: peer into the minds of the next generation of independent animators at “Animation Next,” showcasing seven bold new shorts redefining what's possible in the medium.

Ranging from subterranean nightmares to sun-soaked coming-of-age stories, support a platform for the diverse voices coming from the world of independent animation.

The short films to be showcased include:

"I’m Going Out for Cigarettes" by Osman Cerfon (France)
"Bloeistraat 11" by Nienke Deutz (Netherlands)
"Fest" by Nikita Diakur (Germany)
"The Night of the Plastic Bags" by Gabriel Harel (France)
"Slug Life" by Sophie Koko Gate (UK)
"Clemence’s Afternoon" by Lénaïg Le Moigne (France)
"Acid Rain" by Tomek Popakul (Poland)

For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/AnimationNext.

A new assortment of seasonal drinks just arrived at the HoMA Coffee Bar--get into the holiday spirit with a White Pumpki...
12/20/2019

A new assortment of seasonal drinks just arrived at the HoMA Coffee Bar--get into the holiday spirit with a White Pumpkin Mocha, Pumpkin Spice Latte, or a Candy Cane Mocha. (Whipped cream highly encouraged, of course.)

#HoMAHoliday #HoMACoffeeBar

HoMA will present two classic films by one of the Philippines’ greatest cinematic auteurs, Ishmael Bernal, this Saturday...
12/20/2019

HoMA will present two classic films by one of the Philippines’ greatest cinematic auteurs, Ishmael Bernal, this Saturday! See two of his most beloved films, newly restored through the ABS-CBN Film Restoration Project on the big screen at HoMA as we celebrate 100 years of Filipino cinema. The screening of “Himala (Miracle)” starts at 4pm, followed by “Nunal sa Tubig” at 7pm.

“Himala (Miracle)” follows Elsa (Nora Aunor), a village girl who witnesses the apparition of the Virgin Mary, attracting the attention of the nearby communities which results in a mass hysteria in the remote village.

According to Filipino superstition, a mole on one’s feet denotes aimless wandering without end. Such is the fate of Jamin and his lovers in this mysterious drama, “Nunal sa Tubig,” set in a fishing village surrounded by encroaching pollution.

For more information and tickets, visit bit.ly/FilipinoCinemaClassics.

If you look up at the top of the Luce Pavillion steps, you’ll notice that Chihuly’s glass work was just cleaned, and is ...
12/20/2019

If you look up at the top of the Luce Pavillion steps, you’ll notice that Chihuly’s glass work was just cleaned, and is particularly shiny and bright!

An American artist who brought glass blowing to its recognized position in the art world, Dale Chihuly’s works often feature vibrant combination of colors and patterns, exemplified with his kaleidoscopic “Reef”. Installed in 2001, this piece is a playful combination of brightly colored glass-blown objects reminiscent of sea life, seashells, and anemones (plus a few cherubs, for good measure) that embody his imaginative and often boundless works.

#DaleChihuly #MyHoMA

Dale Chihuly (American, born 1941)
“Reef,” 2001
Glass; blown
Gift of Maggie and David Cole, 2001 (9507.1)

The best part of waking up is HoMA in your cup!Did you know that artisan roaster Kona Coffee Purveyors creates a special...
12/19/2019

The best part of waking up is HoMA in your cup!

Did you know that artisan roaster Kona Coffee Purveyors creates a special blend just for HoMA? Enjoy our custom roast blend showcasing the subtle sweetness and toasted nut characteristics from Maui coffee beans and the bittersweet chocolate notes from Costa Rican beans.

After roaming the museum’s galleries, bring home a freshly roasted, hand-packed coffee bag to share with your loved ones! Gift a bag of HoMA’s signature blend featuring Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” or Monet’s “Water Lilies” from our collection, for an art-inspired pick-me-up everyone will love!

#MyHoMA #KonaCoffeePurveyors

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12/18/2019

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12/18/2019

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Wondering what you should do on your lunch break downtown? Take an art break and explore the “Into the Fourth, Sculptura...
12/18/2019

Wondering what you should do on your lunch break downtown? Take an art break and explore the “Into the Fourth, Sculptural Ceramics, Artificial Realities ” exhibition at First Hawaiian Center before it closes on Friday! Ponder the abstract paintings from Hadley Nunes, see the details in the sculptural ceramic pieces from Hawai‘i Potters’ Guild Member Artists, and reflect on the two photo series from Phil Jung and James Knudsen.

A longstanding partner of the museum, First Hawaiian Bank continues to be a leading supporter of the islands' vibrant art and creative community. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, First Hawaiian Center's gallery is open during bank hours and is free to the public year-round.

#ArtBreak #MyHoMA

Hadley Nunes
Allies I (The Garden), 2019
Acrylic on canvas
54 x 42 inches

Explore the immersive landscapes from Li Huayi at this special guided Tour + Talk Story titled “A Journey Through Your S...
12/17/2019

Explore the immersive landscapes from Li Huayi at this special guided Tour + Talk Story titled “A Journey Through Your Senses in China Landscapes,” from 1:30 to 3pm tomorrow (Dec 17), Dec 19, and 22. Led by Kathy Krammer, discuss the visual clues that create a figurative audio soundtrack with the rushing water and whistling air metaphorically portrayed in these expansive landscapes.

This event is free with museum admission and for museum members.

For a full schedule of Tour + Talk Story events, visit bit.ly/TourandTalkStory.

12/16/2019
AOH 2020 Announcement

Next year's highly anticipated Artists of Hawaiʻi 2020 exhibition will feature 20 artists who will redefine the way we experience this longstanding tradition of showcasing local talent. Tasked to explore urgent issues of our time and place, these artists will question our relationships to each other, our shared environment, and how to navigate forward as part of a global community.

We are honored to announce the following artists in Artists of Hawaiʻi 2020:

Nāʻālehu Anthony
Gwen Arkin
Andy Behrle
Gaye Chan
Jennifer Goya
Lynda Hess
Mikey Inouye
Christopher Kahunahana
John Kaulupali
Kapulani Landgraf
Daniel Kauwila Mahi
Lanakila Mangauil
John Mantanona
Manu Mei-Singh
Nicole Naone
Cara Oba
Kyle Oba
Aura Reyes
Juvana Soliven
Noe Tanigawa

Artists of Hawai‘i 2020 will be on view from September 12, 2020 to January 17, 2021.

#AoH2020

Today we visit Spalding House one last time to drink in the views, walk the galleries, trace the garden path, and bid th...
12/15/2019

Today we visit Spalding House one last time to drink in the views, walk the galleries, trace the garden path, and bid this magical place a warm farewell. Thank you for so many years of wonderful memories and providing a space for creativity, exploration, and community to come alive.

We are grateful to have been a part of your incredible history and will honor you by continuing to strengthen and uplift our community through art. Aloha, Spalding House.

The last day of operation at Spalding House is today, December 15. If you plan to visit, please visit the HoMA website for special shuttle information.

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900 S Beretania St
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96814

The Bus: 1, 2, 13, B and 1L Waikiki Trolley: Red Line

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Wednesday 10:00 - 16:30
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Friday 10:00 - 16:30
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