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07/16/2021

At first glance, you might be inclined to strike up a conversation with Duane Hanson’s hyper-realistic sculpture “Secretary,” currently on view in the “Reflect: Modern and Contemporary Highlights” installation through July 25. Aaron Padilla, HoMA’s Director of Learning and Engagement, certainly did.

We joined Tory Laitila, HoMA's Curator of Textiles and Historic Arts of Hawai'i, for some of the fascinating backstory behind this sculpture and behind-the-scenes look at what it took to restore “Secretary” for the “Reflect” installation.

Check out the full video on IGTV and our YouTube channel via the link in bio!

Duane Hanson,1925–1996 (lived and worked in Florida)
"Secretary," 1972
Cast polyester and fiberglass, polychromed in oil, with found clothing and accessories, chair.
Gift of Dawn and Duncan MacNaughton in honor of Thurston Twigg-Smith, 2011

Join us in-person at Family Sunday this weekend! We are thrilled to announce a return to in-person activities at the mus...
07/15/2021

Join us in-person at Family Sunday this weekend! We are thrilled to announce a return to in-person activities at the museum on July 18, designed for keiki of all ages and families to enjoy. Museum admission is free for kama‘āina from 10am–6pm.

Wander the galleries, enjoy the courtyards and outdoor spaces, and participate in the monthly drawing contest as well as a self-guided Gallery Hunt around the museum. At 11am and noon, join us for an outdoor Storytime reading of "Beyond `Ohi`a Valley: Adventures in a Hawaiian Rainforest" by Lisa Matsumoto in the museum's Chinese Courtyard. (Please arrive early to reserve your spot!) Book advance museum admission here: https://honolulumuseum.org/timed-entry/12218/

And if you can't make the in-person event this weekend, we're offering virtual activities via the Family Sunday webpage as well, with fun ways for families to spend creative time together.

Join us in-person at Family Sunday this weekend! We are thrilled to announce a return to in-person activities at the museum on July 18, designed for keiki of all ages and families to enjoy. Museum admission is free for kama‘āina from 10am–6pm.

Wander the galleries, enjoy the courtyards and outdoor spaces, and participate in the monthly drawing contest as well as a self-guided Gallery Hunt around the museum. At 11am and noon, join us for an outdoor Storytime reading of "Beyond `Ohi`a Valley: Adventures in a Hawaiian Rainforest" by Lisa Matsumoto in the museum's Chinese Courtyard. (Please arrive early to reserve your spot!) Book advance museum admission here: https://honolulumuseum.org/timed-entry/12218/

And if you can't make the in-person event this weekend, we're offering virtual activities via the Family Sunday webpage as well, with fun ways for families to spend creative time together.

Surf's up! We’re continuing HoMA's annual tradition of celebrating surf cinema with a virtual “Summer of Shorts” program...
07/14/2021

Surf's up! We’re continuing HoMA's annual tradition of celebrating surf cinema with a virtual “Summer of Shorts” program launching July 16, with surf film shorts from Hawai‘i and beyond from festivals past. (The 14th annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival is postponed this year, though we will be charging back for a full in-person event in 2022!)

“Summer of Shorts” includes films from our islands and further afield, leading up to the sport’s first foray into the Olympic games. Our first program contains previous festival selections of films from and about Hawaiʻi, followed by a second program of films from beyond our island chain. "Summer of Shorts" also includes the world premiere of a new animated film, "Moho," directed by Dr. Cliff Kapono, PhD.

Special thanks to Honolulu Surf Film Festival committee members Daniel Ikaika Ito and Crystal Thornburg-Homcy.

All programs will be available to stream from HoMA’s Eventive virtual cinema. Click here for the film lineup and more details: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/summer-of-shorts/

Image from "Shape," directed by Sky Bruno. Festival 2017. 6 min.

Surf's up! We’re continuing HoMA's annual tradition of celebrating surf cinema with a virtual “Summer of Shorts” program launching July 16, with surf film shorts from Hawai‘i and beyond from festivals past. (The 14th annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival is postponed this year, though we will be charging back for a full in-person event in 2022!)

“Summer of Shorts” includes films from our islands and further afield, leading up to the sport’s first foray into the Olympic games. Our first program contains previous festival selections of films from and about Hawaiʻi, followed by a second program of films from beyond our island chain. "Summer of Shorts" also includes the world premiere of a new animated film, "Moho," directed by Dr. Cliff Kapono, PhD.

Special thanks to Honolulu Surf Film Festival committee members Daniel Ikaika Ito and Crystal Thornburg-Homcy.

All programs will be available to stream from HoMA’s Eventive virtual cinema. Click here for the film lineup and more details: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/summer-of-shorts/

Image from "Shape," directed by Sky Bruno. Festival 2017. 6 min.

07/12/2021

Nam June Paik’s “Warez Academy,” 1994, takes the form of the iconic American one-room schoolhouse, with scenes from contemporary culture flashing rapidly across television screens. This work is part of the gallery installation “Reflect: Modern and Contemporary Highlights,” featuring significant works from HoMA’s permanent collection by iconic 20th-century artists.

Paik was born in Seoul and fled his country with his family at the start of the Korean War. His manner of incorporating multiple television sets in his works, often stacked together, evolved from his early performances as a member of Fluxus—a Neo-Dada movement that grew out of the counterculture  and anti-war movements in the 1950s and 1960s.  

Experience “Warez Academy” through July 25 in “Reflect: Modern and Contemporary Highlights,” part of the “Joyful Return” exhibition. 

Nam June Paik, b. Korea, 1932–2006. Lived and worked in Japan, Germany, and New York 
“Warez Academy,” 1994 
Nineteen televisions, wood framework, bell, book covers, wooden school desk, three DVDs andthree DVD players 
Gift of Barney A. Ebsworth in honor of Sam and Mary Cooke, 1997

Love a good pinch pot? So do we! Join us from 6-8pm tonight for small group workshops at the HoMA Shop with local cerami...
07/10/2021

Love a good pinch pot? So do we! Join us from 6-8pm tonight for small group workshops at the HoMA Shop with local ceramicist Rochelle Lum, part of the museum's HoMA Summer Nights programming.

Create your own work of ceramic art, and come back in a week to pick up your fired pot! Sign up for workshops in-person in the Shop this evening. Workshops free with museum admission.

More information about HoMA Summer Nights here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12275/

Photo courtesy of artist Rochelle Lum.

Love a good pinch pot? So do we! Join us from 6-8pm tonight for small group workshops at the HoMA Shop with local ceramicist Rochelle Lum, part of the museum's HoMA Summer Nights programming.

Create your own work of ceramic art, and come back in a week to pick up your fired pot! Sign up for workshops in-person in the Shop this evening. Workshops free with museum admission.

More information about HoMA Summer Nights here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12275/

Photo courtesy of artist Rochelle Lum.

HoMA is honored to support the launch of a new documentary “Ka moʻopuna i ke alo, The grandchild in the presence,” celeb...
07/06/2021

HoMA is honored to support the launch of a new documentary “Ka moʻopuna i ke alo, The grandchild in the presence,” celebrating the life, work, and legacy of Mary Kawena Pukui, who dedicated her life to perpetuating ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, nā mea Hawaiʻi, and ʻike kupuna.

Launching tomorrow, July 7, the film was produced by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and directed by filmmaker Sancia Shiba Nash, and explores some of the extraordinary ways Kawena’s scholarship contributes to the Hawaiʻi of today and tomorrow.

Click here to learn more and view the film: https://hihumanities.org/what-we-do/hi-history-day/mary-kawena-pukui/

HoMA is honored to support the launch of a new documentary “Ka moʻopuna i ke alo, The grandchild in the presence,” celebrating the life, work, and legacy of Mary Kawena Pukui, who dedicated her life to perpetuating ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, nā mea Hawaiʻi, and ʻike kupuna.

Launching tomorrow, July 7, the film was produced by the Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities and directed by filmmaker Sancia Shiba Nash, and explores some of the extraordinary ways Kawena’s scholarship contributes to the Hawaiʻi of today and tomorrow.

Click here to learn more and view the film: https://hihumanities.org/what-we-do/hi-history-day/mary-kawena-pukui/

On June 21st, beginning at 5:42am PST (2:42am HST) HoMA will join a network of institutions around the globe to particip...
06/18/2021

On June 21st, beginning at 5:42am PST (2:42am HST) HoMA will join a network of institutions around the globe to participate in “T.V. To See The Sky.” This world-wide digital event includes contributors from all seven continents, transmitting a live broadcast of the skies above to audiences at home, coinciding with the solstice and strawberry moon eclipse. In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Women's Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming of these skies via Zoom and livestream. Join us to take part in the the experience!

This event is inspired by Yoko Ono's second conceptualization of “Sky T.V.” in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as "a TV just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc." “SKY T.V. 1966” (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as "a closed circuit T.V. set up in the gallery for looking at the sky".

The Getty explains: “At a time of profound revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory beyond the reach of capital and ownership.”

Register via Zoom here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SRK9XUXLSQOd0lQi35yWWQ

You’ll also be able to tune into the livestream at the Getty’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/gettyresearch.

Image:

"Sky TV for Washington," Yoko Ono, 1966/2014.
Closed-circuit video installation. Dimensions variable.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016. William Andrews.
© Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

On June 21st, beginning at 5:42am PST (2:42am HST) HoMA will join a network of institutions around the globe to participate in “T.V. To See The Sky.” This world-wide digital event includes contributors from all seven continents, transmitting a live broadcast of the skies above to audiences at home, coinciding with the solstice and strawberry moon eclipse. In collaboration with Yoko Ono, the Getty Research Institute and the Women's Center for Creative Work will present a 24-hour video streaming of these skies via Zoom and livestream. Join us to take part in the the experience!

This event is inspired by Yoko Ono's second conceptualization of “Sky T.V.” in 1967 for the Lisson Gallery, which she described as "a TV just to see the sky. Different channels for different skies, high-up sky, low sky, etc." “SKY T.V. 1966” (furniture piece) was a video sculpture described by Ono as "a closed circuit T.V. set up in the gallery for looking at the sky".

The Getty explains: “At a time of profound revolution and reflection, a time of restricted travel but great desire for connection, we seek to draw upon Ono’s invocation of the sky as a space of generative possibility and renewal as well as a territory beyond the reach of capital and ownership.”

Register via Zoom here:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SRK9XUXLSQOd0lQi35yWWQ

You’ll also be able to tune into the livestream at the Getty’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/gettyresearch.

Image:

"Sky TV for Washington," Yoko Ono, 1966/2014.
Closed-circuit video installation. Dimensions variable.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016. William Andrews.
© Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Get ready for this weekend’s Family Sunday: Hana Lima, on June 20! Hana lima means handmade. Weaving, carving, building ...
06/17/2021

Get ready for this weekend’s Family Sunday: Hana Lima, on June 20! Hana lima means handmade. Weaving, carving, building sculptures that move—what will your hands make?

This month, Family Sunday falls on Father’s Day, and museum admission is free for kama‘āina from 10am–6pm. Families are welcome to participate in a self-guided gallery hunt, which can be done safely using a mobile device as an interface.

We are also offering virtual activities online that provide lots of fun ways for families to spend time together, including artmaking and livestream Storytime and workshops. Don’t miss the creative tube knitting activity that can be made with materials you have at home.

Check out the HoMA Family Sunday webpage for family-friendly, handmade fun: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/

Get ready for this weekend’s Family Sunday: Hana Lima, on June 20! Hana lima means handmade. Weaving, carving, building sculptures that move—what will your hands make?

This month, Family Sunday falls on Father’s Day, and museum admission is free for kama‘āina from 10am–6pm. Families are welcome to participate in a self-guided gallery hunt, which can be done safely using a mobile device as an interface.

We are also offering virtual activities online that provide lots of fun ways for families to spend time together, including artmaking and livestream Storytime and workshops. Don’t miss the creative tube knitting activity that can be made with materials you have at home.

Check out the HoMA Family Sunday webpage for family-friendly, handmade fun: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/

Today we honor King Kamehameha I, unifier of the Hawaiian archipelago and first monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. In 18...
06/11/2021

Today we honor King Kamehameha I, unifier of the Hawaiian archipelago and first monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. In 1871, King Kamehameha V established June 11 as Kamehameha Day to celebrate and honor his grandfather.

In HoMA's collection is this drawing of the often-duplicated image of Kamehameha I in Western clothing wearing a red waistcoat. According to Tory Laitila, HoMA's Curator of Textiles and Historic Arts of Hawai‘i, artist Louis Choris was one of the scientific gentlemen aboard the Russian ship Rurik when it anchored in Kailua Bay at Hawai‘i Island on November 24, 1816. ⁠

Choris came ashore and asked permission to draw Kamehameha, stating that the Russian Emperor would be very happy to have his likeness. Kamehameha was pleased and agreed with the request and changed into “blue trousers, a red waistcoat, a clean white shirt, and a necktie of yellow silk” for his portrait. Choris begged Kamehameha to change into traditional attire, but he insisted on being painted in Western clothing. Having been in contact with foreigners for a few decades, Kamehameha chose to be depicted on equal footing with his foreign counterparts.⁠

Louis Choris (Russian, 1795-1828)⁠
"Tammeamea (Kamehameha)," 1816⁠
Pen and ink, and watercolor on paper⁠
Purchase, 2005 (28203)

Today we honor King Kamehameha I, unifier of the Hawaiian archipelago and first monarch of the Kingdom of Hawai‘i. In 1871, King Kamehameha V established June 11 as Kamehameha Day to celebrate and honor his grandfather.

In HoMA's collection is this drawing of the often-duplicated image of Kamehameha I in Western clothing wearing a red waistcoat. According to Tory Laitila, HoMA's Curator of Textiles and Historic Arts of Hawai‘i, artist Louis Choris was one of the scientific gentlemen aboard the Russian ship Rurik when it anchored in Kailua Bay at Hawai‘i Island on November 24, 1816. ⁠

Choris came ashore and asked permission to draw Kamehameha, stating that the Russian Emperor would be very happy to have his likeness. Kamehameha was pleased and agreed with the request and changed into “blue trousers, a red waistcoat, a clean white shirt, and a necktie of yellow silk” for his portrait. Choris begged Kamehameha to change into traditional attire, but he insisted on being painted in Western clothing. Having been in contact with foreigners for a few decades, Kamehameha chose to be depicted on equal footing with his foreign counterparts.⁠

Louis Choris (Russian, 1795-1828)⁠
"Tammeamea (Kamehameha)," 1816⁠
Pen and ink, and watercolor on paper⁠
Purchase, 2005 (28203)

We’re feeling lucky to have these two collaborative, community-focused curators helping to care for works in the museum'...
06/11/2021
HOMA Celebrates the Art of Hawaii

We’re feeling lucky to have these two collaborative, community-focused curators helping to care for works in the museum's Arts of Hawai‘i collection, and creating dialogue about the important issues we face in our islands. Mahalo to the team at KHON2 News for this look at how Tory Laitila, HoMA's Curator of Textiles and Historic Arts of Hawai‘i and Taylour Chang, Curator of Film and Performance, cultivate the arts of Hawai‘i. And stay tuned for a preview of what’s in the works for fall’s “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” exhibition!

https://www.khon2.com/living-808/honolulu-museum-of-art/homa-celebrates-the-art-of-hawaii/

Honolulu Museum of Art’s deep and ongoing commitment to Art of Hawai‘i and Native Hawai‘i artists is currently on full display.  We spoke with the curator of Historic Arts of Hawaii, Tory Lait…

Calling textile artists of all ages and skill levels! We are looking for hands-on help from the HoMA community to knit, ...
06/09/2021

Calling textile artists of all ages and skill levels! We are looking for hands-on help from the HoMA community to knit, crochet, or cut out and personalize fabric leaves to be incorporated into a yarn ʻōhiʻa lehua forest for the upcoming "Recover" installation, part of the museum-wide "Joyful Return" exhibition. We've got three leaf patterns to choose from, and personalization is encouraged! Leaf submissions will be accepted immediately, and throughout the coming months as the installation continues to evolve.

We're also still seeking yarn (and sending a heartfelt mahalo for all of your generous donations of neutral yarn colors so far). We’re now looking for pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows to create ʻōhiʻa lehua blossoms. Yarn donations can be delivered to the museum’s front desk during open hours as a community submission for "Joyful Return."

More details and a selection of yarn patterns here: https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return-get-involved/

Calling textile artists of all ages and skill levels! We are looking for hands-on help from the HoMA community to knit, crochet, or cut out and personalize fabric leaves to be incorporated into a yarn ʻōhiʻa lehua forest for the upcoming "Recover" installation, part of the museum-wide "Joyful Return" exhibition. We've got three leaf patterns to choose from, and personalization is encouraged! Leaf submissions will be accepted immediately, and throughout the coming months as the installation continues to evolve.

We're also still seeking yarn (and sending a heartfelt mahalo for all of your generous donations of neutral yarn colors so far). We’re now looking for pinks, reds, oranges, and yellows to create ʻōhiʻa lehua blossoms. Yarn donations can be delivered to the museum’s front desk during open hours as a community submission for "Joyful Return."

More details and a selection of yarn patterns here: https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return-get-involved/

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This museum has a very unique collection of art derived from different regions all around the world. If one is interested in art and sculptures from various regions such as Japan and the Philippines (including much more), this is the place to go.
Amazing place of art and community