Honolulu Museum of Art

Honolulu Museum of Art HoMA includes a museum, an art school, the HoMA Café and Coffee Bar, and the HoMA Shop. Hawai‘i's culture hub dedicated to creating relevant and transformative experiences through the study, preservation, presentation and creation of art.

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The Cultural Animation Film Festival returns this weekend, Oct 8–11, screening animated films that showcase cultures aro...
10/06/2021

The Cultural Animation Film Festival returns this weekend, Oct 8–11, screening animated films that showcase cultures around the world! Find films for every age from four diverse collections featuring panels with artists and educators.

This year's festival will be held virtually and free for everyone. Join here: https://honolulumuseum.org/plan-your-visit/doris-duke-theatre/caff-2021/

"Bodega Cat." Directed by Eliane Yeung. 2 in. USA.
"Ghongo / Boogeyman." Directed by Srinivas Bhakta. 4 min. Singapore.
"A Generation of Narcissists." Directed by Jackie Phan. 5 min. Vietnam.
"Lucho Apa and the Soil." Directed by Claudia Zavala. 11 min. Chile.

Catch the “Great Wave” this weekend, on view through Sunday as part of the “Hokusai’s Mount Fuji" exhibition! Make the m...
10/02/2021

Catch the “Great Wave” this weekend, on view through Sunday as part of the “Hokusai’s Mount Fuji" exhibition! Make the masterpiece yours with a variety of merch available in the HoMA Shop. 🌊

All proceeds from the Shop directly support museum exhibitions and programming.

Catch the “Great Wave” this weekend, on view through Sunday as part of the “Hokusai’s Mount Fuji" exhibition! Make the masterpiece yours with a variety of merch available in the HoMA Shop. 🌊

All proceeds from the Shop directly support museum exhibitions and programming.

Shangri La museum resumes tour reservations today at 10am! Beginning October 7, experience a new, self-guided tour allow...
10/01/2021

Shangri La museum resumes tour reservations today at 10am! Beginning October 7, experience a new, self-guided tour allowing for individual exploration of the museum's outstanding art collection and grounds, as well as its newly renovated Qajar Gallery exhibition space.

The museum is only accessible from HoMA, Thursday through Saturday by reservation. Complimentary tours for kama'āina will be available Thursday, October 7 through Saturday, October 16 ($5 processing fee included). Per city and state mandates, proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for entry and masks are required indoors at the museum.

Please visit the link in bio for reservations and additional information.

Shangri La museum resumes tour reservations today at 10am! Beginning October 7, experience a new, self-guided tour allowing for individual exploration of the museum's outstanding art collection and grounds, as well as its newly renovated Qajar Gallery exhibition space.

The museum is only accessible from HoMA, Thursday through Saturday by reservation. Complimentary tours for kama'āina will be available Thursday, October 7 through Saturday, October 16 ($5 processing fee included). Per city and state mandates, proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is required for entry and masks are required indoors at the museum.

Please visit the link in bio for reservations and additional information.

Help us build a blooming forest filled with ʻōhiʻa lehua flowers in HoMA's Palm Courtyard! Part of the "Joyful Return" e...
10/01/2021

Help us build a blooming forest filled with ʻōhiʻa lehua flowers in HoMA's Palm Courtyard! Part of the "Joyful Return" exhibition, "Recover" uses yarn to transform the museum's walls and pillars into an ever-evolving crochet grove of vibrant knitted foliage.

Contribute to the exhibition in a guided activity tomorrow, October 1, between 4–7pm. All supplies will be provided by HoMA.

More details and registration here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12253/

Help us build a blooming forest filled with ʻōhiʻa lehua flowers in HoMA's Palm Courtyard! Part of the "Joyful Return" exhibition, "Recover" uses yarn to transform the museum's walls and pillars into an ever-evolving crochet grove of vibrant knitted foliage.

Contribute to the exhibition in a guided activity tomorrow, October 1, between 4–7pm. All supplies will be provided by HoMA.

More details and registration here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12253/

Take a seat on one of the benches in Chinese Courtyard. Those voices you're hearing? They're coming from "Relive," an in...
09/25/2021

Take a seat on one of the benches in Chinese Courtyard. Those voices you're hearing? They're coming from "Relive," an interactive audio experience amplifying and celebrating the sounds and voices of HoMA.

Part of the museum-wide "Joyful Return" exhibition, this pop-up installation is a collaboration with local producer Lock Lynch and sound designer and engineer Jason Taglianetti. The "Relive" project weaves together excerpts of interviews with the HoMA community, incorporating individual voices describing and recalling works of art, fond museum memories, and shared experiences that keep us connected.

Experience "Relive" during museum hours through December 19, 2021! More details here: https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return/

Take a seat on one of the benches in Chinese Courtyard. Those voices you're hearing? They're coming from "Relive," an interactive audio experience amplifying and celebrating the sounds and voices of HoMA.

Part of the museum-wide "Joyful Return" exhibition, this pop-up installation is a collaboration with local producer Lock Lynch and sound designer and engineer Jason Taglianetti. The "Relive" project weaves together excerpts of interviews with the HoMA community, incorporating individual voices describing and recalling works of art, fond museum memories, and shared experiences that keep us connected.

Experience "Relive" during museum hours through December 19, 2021! More details here: https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return/

Read Honolulu Magazine's survey of HoMA's newest exhibition 'Artists of Hawaiʻi Now,' now on view! Hear quotes from co-c...
09/24/2021
See Honolulu Museum of Art’s New “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” Exhibition

Read Honolulu Magazine's survey of HoMA's newest exhibition 'Artists of Hawaiʻi Now,' now on view! Hear quotes from co-curator Taylour Chang and behind-the-scenes perspectives and photos from participating artists Paliku Documentary Films, Juvana Soliven, Noe Tanigawa, Daniel Kauwila Mahi, and Lynda Hess.

“Despite all the trials our community and the world has faced the past few years, these artists and their creations are bright lights and are examples of how great innovation and creativity emerge from [the] darkest of times.” –Taylour Chang, co-curator

18 storytellers, activists and artists created a mix of video games, weapons, ceramics and more for the least traditional exhibition in its 70-year history.

One of the most universally recognized artistic images in the world is back on view.  Come see “Great Wave Off Kanagawa”...
09/24/2021

One of the most universally recognized artistic images in the world is back on view.

Come see “Great Wave Off Kanagawa” (c.1830–1832) by ukiyo-e legend Katsushika Hokusai for one week only, Thursday, Sep 23–Sunday, Oct 3 in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Japanese Thematic Gallery.

“From the age of six, I had a penchant for copying the form of things, and from about fifty, my pictures were frequently published; but until about the age of seventy, nothing I drew was worthy of notice. At seventy-three years, I was somewhat able to fathom the growth of plants and trees, and the structure of birds, animals, insects, and fish. Thus when I have reached eighty years, I hope to have made increasing progress, and at ninety to see further into the underlying principles of things, so that at one hundred years I will have achieved a divine state in my art, and at one hundred and ten, every dot and every stroke will be as though alive. Those of you who live long enough, bear witness that these words of mine are not false.”
–Katsushika Hokusai (translated by Henry D. Smith II)

Book tickets in advance at honolulumuseum.org.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). “Great Wave Off Kanagawa,” From the series ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.’ Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1830–1832. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Gift of James A. Michener. Atsuhiko and Ina Tateuchi Foundation Japanese Thematic Gallery.

One of the most universally recognized artistic images in the world is back on view.

Come see “Great Wave Off Kanagawa” (c.1830–1832) by ukiyo-e legend Katsushika Hokusai for one week only, Thursday, Sep 23–Sunday, Oct 3 in the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Japanese Thematic Gallery.

“From the age of six, I had a penchant for copying the form of things, and from about fifty, my pictures were frequently published; but until about the age of seventy, nothing I drew was worthy of notice. At seventy-three years, I was somewhat able to fathom the growth of plants and trees, and the structure of birds, animals, insects, and fish. Thus when I have reached eighty years, I hope to have made increasing progress, and at ninety to see further into the underlying principles of things, so that at one hundred years I will have achieved a divine state in my art, and at one hundred and ten, every dot and every stroke will be as though alive. Those of you who live long enough, bear witness that these words of mine are not false.”
–Katsushika Hokusai (translated by Henry D. Smith II)

Book tickets in advance at honolulumuseum.org.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). “Great Wave Off Kanagawa,” From the series ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.’ Japan, Edo period (1615–1868), c. 1830–1832. Woodblock print; ink and color on paper. Gift of James A. Michener. Atsuhiko and Ina Tateuchi Foundation Japanese Thematic Gallery.

On Friday, September 24, join us to help reveal the mural "Crossing Currents" by local artists Wooden Wave (Matthew and ...
09/22/2021

On Friday, September 24, join us to help reveal the mural "Crossing Currents" by local artists Wooden Wave (Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz). The mural is currently obscured by black vinyl, and with the help of our community we're unveiling the vibrant painting below—piece by piece!

This pop-up installation is known as "Reveal," and is part of the year-long "Joyful Return" exhibition. This activity is suitable for all ages.

Sign up for a Friday evening timeslot here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12290/

On Friday, September 24, join us to help reveal the mural "Crossing Currents" by local artists Wooden Wave (Matthew and Roxanne Ortiz). The mural is currently obscured by black vinyl, and with the help of our community we're unveiling the vibrant painting below—piece by piece!

This pop-up installation is known as "Reveal," and is part of the year-long "Joyful Return" exhibition. This activity is suitable for all ages.

Sign up for a Friday evening timeslot here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12290/

Join us for Family Sunday this weekend, an all-ages, in-person event featuring hands-on pewa printmaking workshops, outd...
09/18/2021

Join us for Family Sunday this weekend, an all-ages, in-person event featuring hands-on pewa printmaking workshops, outdoor Storytime sessions, and a self-guided gallery hunt in the new “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” exhibition. Museum admission is free to kama‘āina on Sunday, Sep 19.

September's Family Sunday event celebrates artists of Hawai‘i, with special printmaking workshops led by "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" featured artist Kauwila Mahi teaching the art of pewa, a Hawaiian kapa design and wood mending method. During these workshops, we’ll also learn about the life and work of prolific wood-worker, map-maker, and historian Henry E.P. Kekahuna. The 1:30pm session will be conducted in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

Find out more about this month's Family Sunday and sign up for a printmaking session at our link in bio!

Join us for Family Sunday this weekend, an all-ages, in-person event featuring hands-on pewa printmaking workshops, outdoor Storytime sessions, and a self-guided gallery hunt in the new “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” exhibition. Museum admission is free to kama‘āina on Sunday, Sep 19.

September's Family Sunday event celebrates artists of Hawai‘i, with special printmaking workshops led by "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" featured artist Kauwila Mahi teaching the art of pewa, a Hawaiian kapa design and wood mending method. During these workshops, we’ll also learn about the life and work of prolific wood-worker, map-maker, and historian Henry E.P. Kekahuna. The 1:30pm session will be conducted in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

Find out more about this month's Family Sunday and sign up for a printmaking session at our link in bio!

Join us for Family Sunday this weekend, an all-ages, in-person event featuring hands-on pewa printmaking workshops, outd...
09/18/2021

Join us for Family Sunday this weekend, an all-ages, in-person event featuring hands-on pewa printmaking workshops, outdoor Storytime sessions, and a self-guided gallery hunt in the new “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” exhibition. Museum admission is free to kama‘āina on Sunday, Sep 19.

September's Family Sunday event celebrates artists of Hawai‘i, with special printmaking workshops led by "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" featured artist Kauwila Mahi teaching the art of pewa, a Hawaiian kapa design and wood mending method. During these workshops, we’ll also learn about the life and work of prolific wood-worker, map-maker, and historian Henry E.P. Kekahuna.
The 1:30pm session will be conducted in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

Sign up for pewa printmaking sessions here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12504/

Find out more about this month's Family Sunday here: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/family-sunday-artists-of-hawaii/

Join us for Family Sunday this weekend, an all-ages, in-person event featuring hands-on pewa printmaking workshops, outdoor Storytime sessions, and a self-guided gallery hunt in the new “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” exhibition. Museum admission is free to kama‘āina on Sunday, Sep 19.

September's Family Sunday event celebrates artists of Hawai‘i, with special printmaking workshops led by "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" featured artist Kauwila Mahi teaching the art of pewa, a Hawaiian kapa design and wood mending method. During these workshops, we’ll also learn about the life and work of prolific wood-worker, map-maker, and historian Henry E.P. Kekahuna.
The 1:30pm session will be conducted in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

Sign up for pewa printmaking sessions here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12504/

Find out more about this month's Family Sunday here: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/family-sunday-artists-of-hawaii/

The Safe Access O‘ahu program begins this week. In accordance with City and County of Honolulu requirements, HoMA will r...
09/14/2021

The Safe Access O‘ahu program begins this week. In accordance with City and County of Honolulu requirements, HoMA will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result for entry to the museum starting September 13, 2021.

For details, please click here: https://honolulumuseum.org/tips-for-visitors/safe-access-oahu/

The Safe Access O‘ahu program begins this week. In accordance with City and County of Honolulu requirements, HoMA will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result for entry to the museum starting September 13, 2021.

For details, please click here: https://honolulumuseum.org/tips-for-visitors/safe-access-oahu/

HoMA member perks alert! This weekend, museum members get early access to "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" before it opens publi...
09/11/2021

HoMA member perks alert! This weekend, museum members get early access to "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" before it opens publicly on 9/16. Don’t miss the chance for a special preview of the exhibition, featuring works by contemporary local artists exploring crucial issues of our time and place and re-envisioning possibilities for Hawai‘i’s past, present, and future.

Exhibition galleries will be open for HoMA members from 10am-9pm on Saturday, 9/11, and 10am-6pm on Sunday, 9/12.

Book admission in advance here: https://honolulumuseum.org/timed-entry/12218/

Image: Daniel Kauwila Mahi, "Kuikawalakii," 2021. 3-D printed sculpture. Image courtesy of the artist.

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HoMA member perks alert! This weekend, museum members get early access to "Artists of Hawai‘i Now" before it opens publicly on 9/16. Don’t miss the chance for a special preview of the exhibition, featuring works by contemporary local artists exploring crucial issues of our time and place and re-envisioning possibilities for Hawai‘i’s past, present, and future.

Exhibition galleries will be open for HoMA members from 10am-9pm on Saturday, 9/11, and 10am-6pm on Sunday, 9/12.

Book admission in advance here: https://honolulumuseum.org/timed-entry/12218/

Image: Daniel Kauwila Mahi, "Kuikawalakii," 2021. 3-D printed sculpture. Image courtesy of the artist.

#artistsofhawaiinow

09/09/2021

Next stop...”Artists of Hawai‘i Now”!

Beginning this month, pair your favorite Zippy's order with a cold drink and check out these new limited-edition cups celebrating HoMA’s newest exhibition featuring works by 18 contemporary local artists and visionaries exploring the opportunities and challenges of our time and place. Opens Sep 16. ⁠

We are thrilled to be able to partner with Zippy's to get the word out about the exhibition. Read more about “Artists of Hawai‘i Now” here: https://honolulumuseum.org/artists-of-hawaii-now/

#artistsofhawaiinow ⁠
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09/05/2021

Through a mix of technology, new media, and traditional art practices, HoMA’s major fall exhibition features 18 Hawai‘i artists exploring urgent issues of our time and place. Join us as we celebrate their collective vision, representative of the creativity and innovation that Hawaiʻi offers the global community.

"Artists of Hawai‘i Now" opens at HoMA on September 16, 2021. HoMA members get early access to the exhibition next weekend, September 11 and 12!

Details at honolulumuseum.org.

This month, join us for a variety of hands-on, all-ages guided activities, helping to grow the “Joyful Return” pop-up in...
09/04/2021

This month, join us for a variety of hands-on, all-ages guided activities, helping to grow the “Joyful Return” pop-up installations around the museum. Make yarn pom pom blossoms for the “Reveal” ʻōhiʻa lehua forest, create a decorative planter stick out of clay for the “Regrow” hanging garden, write or draw messages of hope for banner flags displayed in “Restore,” and help unveil the colorful mural in “Reveal,” piece by piece.

Check out the September activity calendar and register here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/

All “Joyful Return” guided activity supplies are provided by HoMA. The museum continues to prioritize the health of our community with Covid-19 safety requirements.

This month, join us for a variety of hands-on, all-ages guided activities, helping to grow the “Joyful Return” pop-up installations around the museum. Make yarn pom pom blossoms for the “Reveal” ʻōhiʻa lehua forest, create a decorative planter stick out of clay for the “Regrow” hanging garden, write or draw messages of hope for banner flags displayed in “Restore,” and help unveil the colorful mural in “Reveal,” piece by piece.

Check out the September activity calendar and register here: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/

All “Joyful Return” guided activity supplies are provided by HoMA. The museum continues to prioritize the health of our community with Covid-19 safety requirements.

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Friday 10am - 9pm
Saturday 10am - 9pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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Your page is filled with beautiful art and I love how your museum cherishes all forms of art. Lately, I have been broadening my appreciation for art by watching independent films through a streaming platform called Film Festival Flix. This streaming platform is hosting film festivals that can be stream from across the nation. I’m excited to tune in to the Ashland Independent Film Festival that is going on now because I wouldn’t have been able to travel to Oregon to attend this film festival, but since it’s being streamed I can watch it from my home. If you want to expand your appreciation of art through cinema Film Festival Flix is a great place to start!
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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.