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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What does the idea of Shangri La mean to you? First depicted in the 1933 novel “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton, the term ...
04/18/2021

What does the idea of Shangri La mean to you? First depicted in the 1933 novel “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton, the term Shangri La represents the idea of a harmonious and idyllic place, sometimes an imaginary one. Today’s Family Sunday theme is “Shangri La,” and each person’s version of Shangri La will be different. Don’t miss our livestream Ready, Set, Create! art workshop at 11am and Storytime at 1pm today.

Today’s theme—and the theme of our gallery hunt—also celebrates the incredible collection of artworks on display at HoMA that come from Shangri La, Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design, which you can visit in HoMA’s Arts of the Islamic World gallery. Museum admission is free today for kamaʻāina.

Virtual livestream programming schedule:

Live Ready, Set, Create! Workshop: make 8-Point Star Tiles with HoMA Teaching Artist Janet Tran at 11am

Live Storytime: “The World is Not a Rectangle,” read by HoMA Docent Carole Iacovelli at 1pm

Art activities and more information here: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/family-sunday-shangri-la/

Lionel Walden (American, 1861 - 1933)
“Luakaha (Afternoon),” c. 1916
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Cooke Family, 1935 (74.1)

What does the idea of Shangri La mean to you? First depicted in the 1933 novel “Lost Horizon” by James Hilton, the term Shangri La represents the idea of a harmonious and idyllic place, sometimes an imaginary one. Today’s Family Sunday theme is “Shangri La,” and each person’s version of Shangri La will be different. Don’t miss our livestream Ready, Set, Create! art workshop at 11am and Storytime at 1pm today.

Today’s theme—and the theme of our gallery hunt—also celebrates the incredible collection of artworks on display at HoMA that come from Shangri La, Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design, which you can visit in HoMA’s Arts of the Islamic World gallery. Museum admission is free today for kamaʻāina.

Virtual livestream programming schedule:

Live Ready, Set, Create! Workshop: make 8-Point Star Tiles with HoMA Teaching Artist Janet Tran at 11am

Live Storytime: “The World is Not a Rectangle,” read by HoMA Docent Carole Iacovelli at 1pm

Art activities and more information here: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/family-sunday-shangri-la/

Lionel Walden (American, 1861 - 1933)
“Luakaha (Afternoon),” c. 1916
Oil on canvas
Gift of the Cooke Family, 1935 (74.1)

04/16/2021

HoMA’s museum-wide exhibition “Joyful Return” opens tomorrow! This unique, community-driven experience will be brought to life through a series of pop-up installations throughout the year—here's HoMA Director Halona Norton-Westbrook with more about the exhibition. As she says, we can’t wait for you to be part of it!

“Joyful Return” includes a series of guided activities providing ways for museum visitors to participate and engage more deeply with different installations. Beginning Sunday, April 18, we invite you to join us to create messages of hope on fabric squares that will be fashioned into banner flags displayed in the Restore installation. This activity is suitable for all ages, and free with museum admission. Click here to sign up: https://honolulumuseum.org/events/12127/

Visit honolulumuseum.org for exhibition details and to book advance museum admission!

"Joyful Return" launches Saturday! Mahalo to the Living808 team for this look at plans for this one-of-a-kind, museum-wi...
04/15/2021
Joyful Return Exhibits Come to Honolulu Museum of Art

"Joyful Return" launches Saturday! Mahalo to the Living808 team for this look at plans for this one-of-a-kind, museum-wide exhibition, and what guests can expect to experience in the coming year. (Spoiler alert: lots of interactive fun!)

Honolulu (KHON2) – The Honolulu Museum of Art celebrates a Joyful Return with new exhibits that will go in over the next 8 months. On April 17, HoMA will unveil Joyful Return, an innovative, …

Family Sunday is coming up this weekend, with lots of fun ways for families to spend time together! Our in-person event ...
04/15/2021

Family Sunday is coming up this weekend, with lots of fun ways for families to spend time together! Our in-person event is currently still on hold, but keiki of all ages can explore art and creativity with virtual Family Sunday activities.⁠

This month’s Family Sunday theme is "Shangri La," first depicted in the 1933 novel "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton. The term Shangri La now represents an imagined place where life feels harmonious and idyllic. April’s theme also celebrates the incredible collection of artworks on display at HoMA that come from Shangri La, Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design, on view in HoMA’s Arts of the Islamic World gallery.⁠ Visit us on Sunday for a self-guided Gallery Hunt—on Family Sunday, museum admission is free for kamaʻāina.⁠

Make sure to tune into two brand new livestream programs this weekend:⁠

Live Storytime reading at 1pm: "The World is Not a Rectangle," read by HoMA Docent Carole Iacovelli ⁠

Live "Ready, Set, Create!" Workshop at 11am: 8-Point Star Tiles with HoMA Teaching Artist Janet Tran ⁠

For livestreams and art activities, stay tuned to HoMA's Family Sunday page this weekend: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/

Family Sunday is coming up this weekend, with lots of fun ways for families to spend time together! Our in-person event is currently still on hold, but keiki of all ages can explore art and creativity with virtual Family Sunday activities.⁠

This month’s Family Sunday theme is "Shangri La," first depicted in the 1933 novel "Lost Horizon" by James Hilton. The term Shangri La now represents an imagined place where life feels harmonious and idyllic. April’s theme also celebrates the incredible collection of artworks on display at HoMA that come from Shangri La, Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design, on view in HoMA’s Arts of the Islamic World gallery.⁠ Visit us on Sunday for a self-guided Gallery Hunt—on Family Sunday, museum admission is free for kamaʻāina.⁠

Make sure to tune into two brand new livestream programs this weekend:⁠

Live Storytime reading at 1pm: "The World is Not a Rectangle," read by HoMA Docent Carole Iacovelli ⁠

Live "Ready, Set, Create!" Workshop at 11am: 8-Point Star Tiles with HoMA Teaching Artist Janet Tran ⁠

For livestreams and art activities, stay tuned to HoMA's Family Sunday page this weekend: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/

How can arts and culture revitalize Hawai‘i's communities and economy? Join Hawaii Business Magazine's third CHANGE even...
04/13/2021

How can arts and culture revitalize Hawai‘i's communities and economy? Join Hawaii Business Magazine's third CHANGE event in this year's series on April 22 for an in-depth discussion with local thought leaders and change-makers. More information at the link below!

HoMA is honored to be a virtual event sponsor for the 2021 CHANGE event series.

Our next CHANGE event, Arts & Culture is on Thurs. April 22 at 3 p.m.

Join us as we discuss ways that arts & culture can revitalize our communities and help our economy recover, and look at how artists and arts organizations have pivoted their business models to survive the pandemic.

Register at: https://buff.ly/3mrduEI
#HawaiiforChange

Don't miss a special performance from Trishnālei tonight at the HoMA Café! The award-winning ukulele player and vocalist...
04/09/2021

Don't miss a special performance from Trishnālei tonight at the HoMA Café! The award-winning ukulele player and vocalist will be live with her signature mix of reggae, pop, R&B, and island flair. The Café bar is open with drinks, bites, and music from 5 – 8:30pm.

Reserve advance museum admission here: https://honolulumuseum.org/timed-entry/11799/

Photo courtesy NVIIIVE Live Sessions.

Don't miss a special performance from Trishnālei tonight at the HoMA Café! The award-winning ukulele player and vocalist will be live with her signature mix of reggae, pop, R&B, and island flair. The Café bar is open with drinks, bites, and music from 5 – 8:30pm.

Reserve advance museum admission here: https://honolulumuseum.org/timed-entry/11799/

Photo courtesy NVIIIVE Live Sessions.

The Honolulu Museum of Art turns 94 today, and we’re reflecting on the compassion, strength and resilience that our comm...
04/08/2021

The Honolulu Museum of Art turns 94 today, and we’re reflecting on the compassion, strength and resilience that our community has demonstrated over the past year. It has been incredibly inspiring to see our community pull together, and we continue to plan for the day when we can fully share in-person experiences once again.

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve made adjustments to ensure that the museum remains on a path towards long-term sustainability, inspiration, and relevance. HoMA has been gifted the rare opportunity to reflect on the museum’s wonderful history, and to better understand who we are, what we stand for, and what we can offer to our community.

Over the next several months, we are excited to continue exploring what this means for our exhibitions, collection, programs and events, and to unveil some new ideas about our role here in Hawai‘i. Although we are no doubt living in uncertain times, this is the beginning of a thrilling new chapter for HoMA—and we cannot wait to celebrate and share it with you!

The Honolulu Museum of Art turns 94 today, and we’re reflecting on the compassion, strength and resilience that our community has demonstrated over the past year. It has been incredibly inspiring to see our community pull together, and we continue to plan for the day when we can fully share in-person experiences once again.

Throughout the pandemic, we’ve made adjustments to ensure that the museum remains on a path towards long-term sustainability, inspiration, and relevance. HoMA has been gifted the rare opportunity to reflect on the museum’s wonderful history, and to better understand who we are, what we stand for, and what we can offer to our community.

Over the next several months, we are excited to continue exploring what this means for our exhibitions, collection, programs and events, and to unveil some new ideas about our role here in Hawai‘i. Although we are no doubt living in uncertain times, this is the beginning of a thrilling new chapter for HoMA—and we cannot wait to celebrate and share it with you!

We're kicking off weekend bar service and live music tonight at the HoMA Café, 5 - 8:30pm!In the spirit of our museum-wi...
04/02/2021

We're kicking off weekend bar service and live music tonight at the HoMA Café, 5 - 8:30pm!

In the spirit of our museum-wide return to community-driven programming and safe shared experiences, we're thrilled to launch a program of live music performances by some of Hawai‘i's best up-and-coming local artists every Friday evening. Join us tonight for a performance by local singer/songwriter Scott Magz.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the HoMA Café will offer a full list of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with a limited food menu, in its relaxing, open-air setting. Click here for more details and the full April performance lineup: https://honolulumuseum.org/cafe/

We're kicking off weekend bar service and live music tonight at the HoMA Café, 5 - 8:30pm!

In the spirit of our museum-wide return to community-driven programming and safe shared experiences, we're thrilled to launch a program of live music performances by some of Hawai‘i's best up-and-coming local artists every Friday evening. Join us tonight for a performance by local singer/songwriter Scott Magz.

On Friday and Saturday evenings, the HoMA Café will offer a full list of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages, along with a limited food menu, in its relaxing, open-air setting. Click here for more details and the full April performance lineup: https://honolulumuseum.org/cafe/

HoMA’s spring exhibition “Joyful Return” opens in just a few weeks, with a series of fresh, fun pop-up installations mus...
03/31/2021

HoMA’s spring exhibition “Joyful Return” opens in just a few weeks, with a series of fresh, fun pop-up installations museum-wide! We are joyfully, and gratefully, receiving community submissions and donations to be incorporated into different art installations, including hand-drawn messages of hope on fabric squares—and the March 31 deadline to submit your square is approaching!

If you finished a fabric square, please send the square back to the museum in the self-addressed, stamped envelope provided, or simply drop it off at the front desk during open hours.

For more information and other ways to get involved, click here: https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return-get-involved/

HoMA's upcoming exhibition “Joyful Return” is community-driven, meaning we need your help to bring it to life! Right now...
03/26/2021

HoMA's upcoming exhibition “Joyful Return” is community-driven, meaning we need your help to bring it to life! Right now, we’re seeking donations of yarn—and lots of it. We're especially grateful for neutral tones and all shades of green, brown, and grey. Reflective and glow-in-the-dark yarn in these colors is welcomed as well!

If you'd like to share the yarn joy, please bring donations to the museum’s front desk during open hours and let our staff know that it’s a community submission for Joyful Return. Click here for more ways to get involved:

https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return-get-involved/

For those of you who knit or crochet, stay tuned! More information coming soon...

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03/23/2021

You are cordially invited to join us for some interactive, unexpected fun!

Announcing “Joyful Return,” a museum-wide exhibition opening April 17, featuring a series of outdoor pop-up installations and a gallery installation—a fresh, fun, community-driven experience celebrating a return to art making, conversations, and personal connections. We're taking advantage of the museum's many open-air and courtyard spaces to provide safe, fun ways for everyone to re-engage with art, and with each other.

And we can't do it without you! We're seeking community submissions of photos, memories, audio recorded interviews, yarn donations, and more to become part of the exhibition. Read on to learn more about "Joyful Return," and how you can get involved:

https://honolulumuseum.org/current_exhibitions/joyful-return/

It's Family Sunday! This month, we’re celebrating animals in art from all corners of the globe with “Animals Around the ...
03/21/2021

It's Family Sunday! This month, we’re celebrating animals in art from all corners of the globe with “Animals Around the World.” Today’s art activities include both virtual livestreams and a self-guided, in-person gallery hunt at the museum. And while you’re at the museum, pick up a to-go creativity kit that includes materials to write or draw messages of joy on fabric squares, part of our still secret upcoming spring project. HoMA is open today with free admission for all guests.

For all of today’s Family Sunday activities, visit: https://honolulumuseum.org/family-sunday/family-sunday-animals-around-the-world/

Livestream programming begins at 11am with Teaching Artist Janet Tran guiding us through the art of making collages. At 1pm, HoMA Docent Kathy Krammer will lead Storytime with a reading of Animals in Art by Sabrina Hahn. And don’t forget to check out this month’s drawing contest! The winning artwork will be featured on the HoMA website next month. We love to see what you create.

Ohara Koson (Shōson) (Japanese, 1877 - 1945)
"Monkey on Persimmon Tree," 1935, Japan, Shōwa period
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Gift of James A. Michener, 1991 (24832)

As an art institution with deep roots in this community, we have an abiding responsibility to model diversity and inclus...
03/19/2021

As an art institution with deep roots in this community, we have an abiding responsibility to model diversity and inclusivity through art, which provides a unique path to larger conversations, deeper connections with each other, and a more enlightened understanding of the world we share.

This weekend’s Family Sunday is all about celebrating our furry friends. Our theme is “Animals Around the World,” with c...
03/18/2021

This weekend’s Family Sunday is all about celebrating our furry friends. Our theme is “Animals Around the World,” with creative activities for the whole family to enjoy a “roaring'' good time! We’re still offering both in-person and virtual programming options, including a livestream collage art workshop and Storytime on Sunday, a gallery hunt, and to-go creativity kits that will include materials to write or draw messages of joy on fabric squares, part of our still-secret upcoming spring project.

Visit the Family Sunday page on the HoMA website this weekend! The museum will be open on Sunday with free admission for all guests.

HoMA is honored to be a community partner of New Red Order, Kapiolani Community College’s Koa Gallery and Aupuni Place a...
03/17/2021

HoMA is honored to be a community partner of New Red Order, Kapiolani Community College’s Koa Gallery and Aupuni Place as they present a screening and virtual panel conversation of the film program “Anti-Ethnography” on Friday, March 19 at 7pm.

Held at Arts & Letters Nuʻuanu, the panel will be moderated by Taylour Chang, HoMA’s Curator of Film and Performance, and will include members of New Red Order, Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, and Jackson Polys, discussing “Anti-Ethnography,” which examines the violence inherent in the ethnographic impulse.

New Red Order (NRO) is a public secret society that works with networks of informants and accomplices to create grounds for Indigenous futures. Their individual and collaborative work has been presented at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, Toronto Biennial of Art, Walker Art Center, and Whitney Biennial 2019.

To participate, please email [email protected]. For more information, visit https://aupuni.space/.

Hawaii Business Magazine’s 2021 CHANGE series continues with the virtual “Health & Wellness” event on Mar 18, featuring ...
03/15/2021
Health & Wellness - Hawaii Business Magazine

Hawaii Business Magazine’s 2021 CHANGE series continues with the virtual “Health & Wellness” event on Mar 18, featuring community leaders and change-makers discussing the end of the pandemic, programs for kupuna, health technology, and more.

With six virtual events throughout the year, CHANGE aims to address various challenges facing our island community and how we can work together to overcome them. HoMA is honored to be a virtual venue sponsor for the 2021 event series. Join the conversation!
https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/events/change/h/

Hear from change-makers in Health & Wellness from across the Islands –from Kaua‘i to Hawai‘i Island. We will discuss the following topics: Ending the pandemic...

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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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Pictures taken at Honolulu Museum of Art during East West Centre Senior Journalists Seminar.
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
This is a 24" X 36" poster in a frame (sorry for the blurry photo). Copyright 1986 Honolulu School Of Art. Robert Delauney 1885-1941. Rainbow; 1913. I have never seen another poster like this on the internet.