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Honolulu- and New York-based artist Feijão Milligan will join us for a special lecture and workshop exploring themes in ...
02/29/2020

Honolulu- and New York-based artist Feijão Milligan will join us for a special lecture and workshop exploring themes in the “30 Americans” exhibition on Saturday, March 7. Milligan will discuss prominent historical issues highlighted in the exhibition and apply these themes to art-making through the instruction of a reverse decoupage technique.

Find the entire schedule of public programs designed for “30 Americans” on our website: myhoma.org/30americanspublic.

Feijão Milligan
“Dibujo Nocturno,” 2017
Courtesy of the Artist

Part of the final weekend of the Honolulu African American Film Festival, interdisciplinary artist and performer Nanci A...
02/28/2020

Part of the final weekend of the Honolulu African American Film Festival, interdisciplinary artist and performer Nanci Amaka will share a special presentation of her artwork at a Community Conversations event following the screening of “The Burial of Kojo” at the Doris Duke Theatre. Leading a tour throughout the “30 Americans” exhibition, Amaka will discuss West African Folklore and Animism and explain how this imagery manifests itself in the film, the exhibition, and her own artwork.

The film “The Burial of Kojo” chronicles the tale of two brothers through the gifted eyes of a young girl who transports the audience to the beautiful lands of Ghana and other worlds that exist between life and death.

To learn more, visit bit.ly/HoMABurialofKojo.

Nanci Amaka
“Sentinel: Shadow Sink 2017,” from the series "Ije | Eze"
Photograph
Courtesy of the Artist

Currently censored in Brazil, the biopic titled “Marighella” sparked controversy across its home country before it was e...
02/27/2020

Currently censored in Brazil, the biopic titled “Marighella” sparked controversy across its home country before it was even released.

Closing out the Honolulu African American Film Festival, the action-packed drama set in 1969 follows the life of Afro-Brazilian politician, guerrilla fighter, and revolutionary Carlos Marighella. Facing a violent military dictatorship and with little support from a timid opposition, the writer-turned-politician organizes a resistance movement to combat the injustices that plagued his country.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/HoMAMarighella.

“Then and Now” brings together the work of 50 Hawaiʻi artists—25 with established practices and 25 new to their careers....
02/27/2020

“Then and Now” brings together the work of 50 Hawaiʻi artists—25 with established practices and 25 new to their careers.

Exhibition curators Carol D’Angelo and Dexter Doi wondered: what happens when potential and experience unexpectedly converge? To explore this question, each emerging artist was randomly paired with one established artist. Doi explains, “I not only wanted them to become aware of each other’s artwork, but also become aware of each other’s presence—to bridge the gap between two groups who may be unknown to each other.”

The opening reception for “Then and Now” will be held this Saturday from 6 to 8:30pm in the HoMA School Main Gallery. For more information, visit bit.ly/HoMAThenAndNow

Ka-Ning Fong
“Late Night Theatre”
Oil on canvas

Kristelle Kawasaki
“Reincarnate”
Acrylic and Ink on Canvas

The finale weekend for the Honolulu African Film Festival will focus on films highlighting the experiences of people liv...
02/26/2020

The finale weekend for the Honolulu African Film Festival will focus on films highlighting the experiences of people living throughout the African diaspora.

“The Citizen”
In his late fifties, Wilson, whose family was killed during an outbreak of civil war in Guinea-Bissau, enters Europe as a political refugee and settles for a sedate life as a security guard in a Budapest shopping center. Wilson's main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenship. The story follows Wilson as he attempts to acquire citizenship and ultimately tries to find his place in Hungarian society.

“The Last Tree”
Femi, a British boy of Nigerian descent who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire with his white foster mother, moves to inner London to live with his Nigerian mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi has to figure out which path to adulthood he wants to take, and what it means to be a young black man in London.

For more information about the films and to purchase tickets, visit bit.ly/HAAFF2020.

Honolulu Museum of Art's cover photo
02/26/2020

Honolulu Museum of Art's cover photo

02/26/2020

This month’s ARTafterDARK gallery hunt is inspired by identity and portraiture featured in “30 Americans” and the classic game of “Guess Who?”. Tickets for ARTafterDARK: ART BEAT are available now!

ARTafterDARK event tickets are pre-sale only. Secure your spot through our website: bit.ly/AADARTBEAT.

This week’s Tour + Talk Story event will give insight into the highly-celebrated “30 Americans” exhibition featured in o...
02/25/2020

This week’s Tour + Talk Story event will give insight into the highly-celebrated “30 Americans” exhibition featured in our two temporary exhibition galleries. HoMA docent Sandra Simms—Hawai‘i’s first female African American judge—will bring focus to the timely and thought-provoking issues presented through the works of art in “30 Americans.” Join the conversation on Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday at 1:30pm.

This tour is free for museum members and museum admission ticket holders. For more information, visit bit.ly/TourandTalkStory.

Kehinde Wiley (b. 1977)
“Triple Portrait of Charles I,” 2007
Oil and enamel on canvas
Courtesy of the Rubell Museum, Miami © Kehinde Wiley.

“After 40 years of teaching, what I’ve learned is that the students teach me as well. We are all on the same path togeth...
02/23/2020

“After 40 years of teaching, what I’ve learned is that the students teach me as well. We are all on the same path together, and constantly I’m invigorated by them. They keep inspiring me to be more creative, more succinct, more colorful, enthusiastic—all the things that make art interesting. We are both striving towards the same thing, and pushing each other along in this wonderful atmosphere.”—George Woollard, Hawai‘i artist and HoMA School teacher

Featuring a selection of student work from Woollard’s eponymous printmaking studio class, “Think like a Printmaker” is now on view in the Mezzanine Gallery at the HoMA School.

Mary Dikon
“Honolulu Sand,” 2020
Monoprint-polyplate collograph with Chine-collè paper

#HoMASchool #MyHoMA

Screening this Sunday, “Chèche Lavi” is a lyrical portrait of two Haitian migrants, Robens and James, who find themselve...
02/22/2020

Screening this Sunday, “Chèche Lavi” is a lyrical portrait of two Haitian migrants, Robens and James, who find themselves stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border with no way forward and no one to depend on but each other. The quiet, unexpected tenderness of their friendship shines in the eye of an incomprehensible geopolitical storm, even as the two men drift towards drastically different futures, and a new wall rises on the horizon.

“Chèche Lavi” is part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2020. Explore the full schedule of films and programming at bit.ly/HAAFF2020.

“A Feast for the Eyes” 🗞 Check out the gorgeous spread in today’s issue of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for an inside lo...
02/20/2020

“A Feast for the Eyes” 🗞 Check out the gorgeous spread in today’s issue of the Honolulu Star-Advertiser for an inside look into the “30 Americans” exhibition, debuting to the public this Saturday.

Mahalo Sonny Ganaden for the thoughtful, insightful writeup. We loved reading your take on the artwork and what this exhibition brings to the community (and vice versa)!

Read the full article here: bit.ly/StarAdvertiser30Americans.

“30 Americans” is organized by the Rubell Museum, Miami.

Spring Break is just around the corner. Give your keiki the opportunity to explore their creative side at an Art Camp at...
02/20/2020

Spring Break is just around the corner. Give your keiki the opportunity to explore their creative side at an Art Camp at the HoMA School, running from March 16–20. With a Printmaking, Sculpture & 3D Art and an Exploring Art Camp that allows kids to engage in a wide variety of art-making, we offer an array of opportunities for every age group.

Classes are student-centered and choice-based using a structure that introduces inspiration, demonstration, and reflection, and are supplemented by visits to the museum. All students are invited to display work in the “Spring Young Artist” exhibition, which opens Saturday, April 18.

Spots are filling up quickly! Check out the catalogue and reserve a spot now: bit.ly/HoMASpringBreakCamps.

In this harrowing drama, prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) confronts the trauma and emotional demons she ...
02/19/2020

In this harrowing drama, prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard) confronts the trauma and emotional demons she faces from years of carrying out death row executions. Timely social injustice issues will be confronted through this powerful film, screening Thursday and Sunday at HoMA.

“Clemency” is part of the Honolulu African American Film Festival 2020. Explore the full schedule of films and programming at bit.ly/HAAFF2020.

Did you catch HoMA on HI Now this morning? We had such a great time showing Kanoe Gibson around!
02/19/2020
Honolulu Museum of Art welcomes "30 Americans" exhibit - HI Now

Did you catch HoMA on HI Now this morning? We had such a great time showing Kanoe Gibson around!

Sponsored by Honolulu Museum of Art Founded in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) is Hawaii’s largest private presenter of visual arts programs with an internationally recognized collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years. In addition, film and concert programs, lectures, art c...

Honolulu Museum of Art's cover photo
02/18/2020

Honolulu Museum of Art's cover photo

Museum members: join us in celebrating the Hawai’i debut of “30 Americans” at a special exhibition opening reception thi...
02/17/2020

Museum members: join us in celebrating the Hawai’i debut of “30 Americans” at a special exhibition opening reception this Friday at 6:30pm. Experience groundbreaking works by renowned contemporary African American artists, and share the excitement with the HoMA community.

This event is free for HoMA members. RSVPs are required: secure your spot at bit.ly/30AmMemberReception. Not a member? Sign up for a museum membership at bit.ly/HoMAGeneralMembership.

“30 Americans” is organized by the Rubell Museum, Miami.

HoMA School is offering a variety of one-day workshops to enrich your artistic journey in new ways. Build your drawing s...
02/16/2020

HoMA School is offering a variety of one-day workshops to enrich your artistic journey in new ways.

Build your drawing skills while exploring the nooks and crannies of the art museum in the Drawing in the Galleries workshop on Feb 22. We'll find art hanging on the walls and filling the museum's architectural spaces, and translate it onto the page. Secure your spot now! For more information, visit bit.ly/GalleryDrawingWorkshop.

Explore the art of pulling prints and collaging at an introductory Screenprinting workshop on Mar 6 and Apr 18. Broaden your artistic repertoire and create prints from prepared images with the help of an instructor. For more information and to register, visit bit.ly/ScreenprintWorkshopMar.

Join us for ARTafterDARK: ART BEAT on Feb 28. Taking cues from the bold voices in the “30 Americans” exhibition, celebra...
02/15/2020

Join us for ARTafterDARK: ART BEAT on Feb 28. Taking cues from the bold voices in the “30 Americans” exhibition, celebrate vibrant visions, spoken word, and musical performances alongside an exploration of personal identity.

Gypsy jazz group Gypsy808 will bring it back to the Swing era, followed by top shelf funky grooves and vocals from The Lucky Kidz. This month’s gallery hunt will be a "Guess Who?"-style search for a cast of characters found in HoMA's portrait collection, inspired by the exploration of portraiture in “30 Americans.” Try your hand at a blind contour self-portrait in the HoMA Shop, and come dressed in colors that represent your own personal identity.

This year, all ARTafterDARK event admission will be sold via advance ticket sales or reservations only. Secure your spot for this month’s ARTafterDARK event here: bit.ly/AADARTBEAT.

Mahalo to presenting sponsor Hawaiian Airlines® Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard®.

#ARTafterDARK #ARTBEAT

“Shahmaneh,” the Persian book of kings, is the story of pre-Islamic Persia, depicting the mystical creation of the world...
02/15/2020

“Shahmaneh,” the Persian book of kings, is the story of pre-Islamic Persia, depicting the mystical creation of the world and the dawn of Persian civilization through the seventh-century Arab conquest. At this week’s Tour + Talk Story event (2/18, 2/20, 2/23), discover the dramatic scenery found in HoMA’s miniature paintings located in the Arts of the Islamic World gallery and experience the recent digital illustrations that bring the stories to life with HoMA docent Nancy Whitman.

This tour is free for museum members and museum admission ticket holders.

For more Tour + Talk Story events, visit bit.ly/TourandTalkStory.

Hamid Rahmanian (b. 1968)
“The Night Attack,” 2013
Digital Print
Purchase with Funds from the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, 2015
(2015-18-04)

02/15/2020

This HoMA Spotlight features Dr. Akiemi Glenn, Executive Director of The Pōpolo Project, explaining the social and cultural significance of the "30 Americans" exhibition, and the impact it has on the Hawai‘i community.

Dr. Glenn will lead a Community Conversations discussion, a special series featuring distinguished community leaders and designed to further the dialogue surrounding “30 Americans.” Learn more about these lectures as well as other public programs held throughout the exhibition at myhoma.org/30Americanspublic.

“30 Americans” debuts next Saturday, on Feb 22.

Organized by the Rubell Museum, Miami.

#HoMASpotlight #30Americans

This Sunday, it's all about identity: exploring who we are, where we come from, and celebrating what makes each of us un...
02/14/2020

This Sunday, it's all about identity: exploring who we are, where we come from, and celebrating what makes each of us unique. Express yourself through music, dance, and art making at this weekend’s Family Sunday presented by Bank of Hawaii Foundation.

Jam with the Honolulu-based hip-hop collective known as Super Groupers and try out a couple of break-dancing moves with Keiki Breaks. Make your own percussion instrument and celebrate your own unique identity by creating a Folk Art Mirror. Nancy Kulp, known for her storytelling at Spalding House, will share spirited tales with young listeners.

Sunday’s event will run from 10am to 2pm. As always, admission is free for everyone and activities are appropriate for all ages and skill levels.

Find event details and more at bit.ly/FamilySundayMeMyselfandI

The Honolulu African American Film Festival kicks off this weekend with three dynamic films on Sunday highlighting the d...
02/14/2020

The Honolulu African American Film Festival kicks off this weekend with three dynamic films on Sunday highlighting the diversity of experiences across the African diaspora.

In her feature debut, “Selah and the Spades” writer/director Tayarisha Poe immerses us in a heightened depiction of teenage politics with up-and-coming actress Lovie Simone. Experience the emotional journey of a suburban African-American family living in South Florida in “Waves.” A special restoration of “Cane River,” a racially-charged love story set in the midst of segregated Louisiana, will be shown for the first time in 40 years after the film disappeared in the wake of the director’s passing.

For the full schedule of the films included in this year’s Honolulu African American Film Festival, visit bit.ly/HAAFF2020.

Thanks to KHON2 Living808 for featuring this month's Honolulu African American Film Festival on the show yesterday! Sara...
02/13/2020
9th Annual African American Film Festival starts Saturday

Thanks to KHON2 Living808 for featuring this month's Honolulu African American Film Festival on the show yesterday! Sarah Fang of the Doris Duke Theatre and festival committee member Sandra Simms gave John Veneri the rundown on this year's film lineup. More info at bit.ly/Living808HAAFF.

The Honolulu African American Film Festival gets underway this weekend and will run through March 1st. This year is particularly special because it coincides with the 30 Americans exhibition, whic…

The possibilities within creating a print are seemingly endless. A wide and varied mix of methods and styles are showcas...
02/13/2020

The possibilities within creating a print are seemingly endless. A wide and varied mix of methods and styles are showcased in the Honolulu Printmakers 92nd Annual exhibition—woodcut, relief, lithography, and more—that display the versatility and dynamic nature of the medium.

The exhibition presents a carefully juried selection of the best print work from Hawai‘i artists at the HoMA School. Discover works in traditional printmaking media as well as contemporary forms and hybrids throughout the unique local showcase. On view through Friday.

For more information, visit bit.ly/92HNLPrintmakersExhibition.

Steven Kean
"Parallax"
woodcut print

Honolulu Museum of Art's cover photo
02/12/2020

Honolulu Museum of Art's cover photo

Join us this Saturday at the opening reception of the Honolulu African American Film Festival as we celebrate the life a...
02/12/2020

Join us this Saturday at the opening reception of the Honolulu African American Film Festival as we celebrate the life and enduring legacy of literary titan Toni Morrison. Experience a special program full of poetry, music, food, and good company in celebration of Morrison’s 89th birthday. Following the reception, enjoy an artful and intimate documentary of her life and works, in “Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am.”

Reserve your spot at bit.ly/ToniMorrisonHoMA. For a full schedule of films and programs for the HAAFF 2020, visit bit.ly/HAAFF2020.

“We cannot invent ideas, we can only gather some of those in circulation since the beginning of the world. We endow them...
02/08/2020

“We cannot invent ideas, we can only gather some of those in circulation since the beginning of the world. We endow them with the color and form of our own time.” –Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924)

This week’s Tour + Talk Story focuses on the life and work of a lesser-known master of the post-Impressionist period, the ideas and experiences that informed his vision and artistic style, and the artists whom he in turn inspired. This Tuesday and Thursday.

For more details, visit bit.ly/TourandTalkStory.

Maurice Brazil Prendergast (American, 1858–1924)
“Figures on a Bridge,” c. 1907–10
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mrs. Charles Prendergast, 1986 (5598.1)
The frame was donated in memory of Patsi Pritchard McClaran by her family

We’ll call this one, “Scrat with a Disgruntled Penelope.”Check out this quick sketch from “Ice Age” animator Peter de Sè...
02/08/2020

We’ll call this one, “Scrat with a Disgruntled Penelope.”

Check out this quick sketch from “Ice Age” animator Peter de Sève, drawn this afternoon in our Central Courtyard! HoMA is honored to have Sève and three other renowned animators tonight at the sold-out event, “Casting Call: Populating Feature Animated Movies.”

#MyHoMA @peterdeseve

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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
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