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Recent news items:

April 19, 2017: Museum cafés serve special Mother's Day menus May 14

March 18, 2017: Honolulu Museum of Art turns 90 on April 8

March 16, 2017: Doris Duke Theatre screens films from nations affected by travel ban May 27-June 3

March 8, 2017: Museum emphasizes committment to Hawai‘i artists with increased awards and time

March 7, 2017: Families experience shalom with aloha at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Shaloha

March 6, 2017: Spring programs at the Honolulu Museum of Art

February 24, 2017: Honolulu Jewish Film Festival returns for 15th year

February 17, 2017: Guests can make new connections with Missed Projections at ARTafterDARK

February 9, 2017: Museum celebrates local talent at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Here in the Islands

February 2, 2017: Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition opens Feb. 9

February 1, 2017: POW! WOW! Hawai‘i at HoMA in February

February 1, 2017: Museum offers free shuttle to Spalding House in Makiki Heights on Tuesdays

January 18, 2017: Museum celebrates Chinese New Year at ARTafterDARK Jan. 27 

January 11, 2017: Black Lives Matter co-founders to speak at Honolulu African American Film Festival

January 11, 2017: In homage to President Obama, artist Emily Spivack creates Medium White Tee


December 29, 2016: Contemporary art star Shahzia Sikander's installation Parallax opens March 16

December 27, 2016: What 2017 has in store for ARTafterDARK

December 21, 2016: Bollywood Film Festival turns 10

December 16, 2016: Doris Duke Theatre closed for maintenance Dec. 19-Jan. 5

December 6, 2016: Better watch out, holiday fun is coming to the Honolulu Museum of Art

December 1, 2016: Staff picks and surf flicks screen at Doris Duke Theatre Dec. 1–18

November 15, 2016: Kids visit other worlds at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Intimate Universe 

November 2, 2016: Museum publishes first catalog of collection highlights in 26 years

October 21, 2016: Honolulu Museum of Art appoints new director

October 13, 2016: Not afraid? You will at ARTafterDARK: Boo! October 28

October 12, 2016: Museum announces artists in next Artists of Hawai‘i exhibition

October 7, 2016: HoMA and DBEDT team up to offer branding workshop for upcoming creatives

October 6, 2016: Holiday shopping at the Honolulu Museum of Art

September 28, 2015: Art at HoMA: What's on view this fall

September 22, 2016: Museum opens redesigned Islamic art gallery October 6

September 19, 2016: Guests strike a pose at ARTafterDARK: Hawai‘i in Design

September 15, 2016: Robots invade HoMA for Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: ART2-D2

September 12, 2016: University of Hawai‘i and HoMA team up for contemporary Japanese art show

September 9, 2016: Japanese cinema features samurai classics, iconic anime, and contemporary hits

September 8, 2016: As the temp goes down the museum heats up with burlesque and belly dance

August 30, 2016: Internationally known curator Paul Schimmel to give talk October 27

August 26, 2016: Korean Cinema program will make moviegoers feel all the feels

August 18, 2016: Museum's first major contemporary Chinese exhibition introduces Yun-Fei Ji

August 12, 2016: The spirit of the games is alive at ARTafterDARK: Red, White, and You!

August 5, 2016: Art-o-Mat looking for submissions to go in Spalding House art vending machine

August 2, 2016: Museum kicks off manga exhibition series with artist Takaya Miou 

July 22, 2016: Museum presents one of the world’s most acclaimed operatic contraltos: Sonia Prina

July 20, 2016: Museum's film programming gets political with Election Slate

• June 24, 2016: Hawai‘i living legend Harry Tsuchidana’s first retrospective opens July 14

• June 23, 2016: Guests get their fill of art, wine & food under an ‘August Moon’ Aug. 5

• June 16, 2016: Experience Six-Dynasties China at ARTafterDARK: Art in a Time of Chaos, June 24

June 15, 2016: Museum goes big for ninth annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival

June 10, 2016: Kids get chaotic at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting

• May 23, 2016: Le musée parle français en Juin (the museum speaks French in June)

May 19, 2016: Families set sail for Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Mālama Honua

• May 18, 2016: ARTafterDARK celebrates the Hōkūle‘a’s globe-spanning journey May 27

April 29, 2016: On screen in May: Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous cinema 

April 8, 2016: Reduce, reuse, recycle, and revel at ARTafterDARK: Plastic Fantastic? 

April 7, 2016: Have fun and save the planet at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Plastic Fantastic?

March 15, 2016: Filipino Film Festival features new biopics on Pacquiao and the father of the nation

March 15, 2016: New exhibition puts spotlight on island designers who draw from Hawaiian traditions

March 10, 2016: Set cameras to front-facing and angles to high @ ARTafterDARK: #SELFIE

March 8, 2016: Kids learn about cultural heritage at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Hello My Name Is

March 4, 2016: Museum reaches out to neighbors with third Celebrate Micronesia festival

February 29, 2016: Sundance comes to Honolulu to mentior Indigenous screenwriters

February 25, 2016: HoMA recognized as finalist for 2016 National Medal for Museum and Library Service

February 25, 2016: Exhibition portrays Six Dynasties China in a new multicultural light

February 21, 2016: Kids become fashion designers at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Mori and Steam

January 27, 2016: Museum Director Stephan Jost appointed Michael and Sonja Koerner Director and CEO of the Art Gallery of Ontario

January, 22, 2016: Plastic Fantastic? opens Feb. 3 with diverse public programs

January 22, 2016: Tadaima! ARTafterDARK is back with cutest theme to date: Kawaii Hawai‘i

October 20, 2015: Museum returns 24 items to ‘Iolani Palace