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January 16, 2019 Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaiian Airlines embark on sky-high partnership 

January 14, 2019: HoMA rings in the new year at the first Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday of 2019

January 11, 2019: Honolulu Museum of Art announces departure of museum director


December 5, 2018: Celebrate the holidays at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Happiest Holidays

November 6, 2018: November's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday inspired by 'Ho‘oulu Hawai‘i: The King Kalākaua Era'

November 1, 2018: Honolulu Museum of Art previews new Art School exhibition program

October 24, 2018: Doris Duke Theatre screens newly digitized ‘Iolani Luahine films

October 21, 2018: Museum throws Halloween bash for October's ARTafterDARK: 'CarnEvil' 

October 16, 2018: Honolulu Museum of Art announces departure of Deputy Director of Arts and Programs

October 15, 2018: Museum celebrates Halloween at October's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday: Hocus Pocus

October 11, 2018: Doris Duke Theatre collaborates with For Freedoms to address current issues of housenessless in Hawai‘i

• October 4, 2018: Honolulu Museum of Art offers free shuttle service this fall

September 24, 2018: October at Doris Duke Theatre is a Shaw Brothers extravaganza 

September 14, 2018: September's ARTafterDARK: Hawai‘i Avant Garde celebrates King Kalākaua exhibition

September 10, 2018: September's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday focuses on photography

August 17, 2018: August's ARTafterDARK: = celebrates Pride

August 7, 2018: The Honolulu Museum of Art welcomes Okinawan textile artists for rare workshops

August 1, 2018: Waikiki Brewing company brews up custom beer for museum

July 16, 2018: Surf's up at July's ARTafterDARK: Board Room

July 5, 2018: July's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday kickflips into skate and surf culture

July 3, 2018: Doris Duke Theatre welcomes Ta-Nehisi Coates for moderated talk in August

June 28, 2018: Doris Duke Theatre brings 150th Gannenmono in Concert series

June 18, 2018: June's ARTafterDARK: Mixed plate celebrates the island's diverse community

June 13, 2018: Explore the arts and culture of Okinawa at June's Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday


May 30, 2018: 11th annual Honolulu Surf Film Festival screens latest in genre

May, 15, 2018: ARTafterDARK: Halo-Haloha immerses guests in Filipino culture—island style

May, 9, 2018: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday focuses on two-wheeled travel in May

April 30, 2018: Honolulu Museum of Art launches custom signature coffee blend May 1

April 25, 2018: Travel the globe at ARTafterDARK: Windows to the World

• April 11, 2018: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday focuses on architecture in April

April 4, 2018: Museum highlights Okinawan culture with 'Lacquer and Clay: Okinawan Art'

April 2, 2018: Extensive selection of Hawai‘i artist works goes to auction April 7 to benefit museum 

March 26, 2018: From European film series to exhibition using Moloka‘i dirt museum offers diverse spring program

• March 23, 2018: ARTafterDARK highlights exhibition 'Abstruction: The Sculpture of Erick Swenson' March 30

March 15, 2018: Guests can taste the art at museum's new spring benefit 'Palette' April 6

• March 14, 2018: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday is alive with the sound of music March 18

February 20, 2018: HoMA presents first museum survey of work of Erick Swenson

February 6, 2018: Museum secures more than $1 million in education-related grants

January 9, 2018: Bollywood Film Festival 2018 starts Jan. 13 with focus on women

• January 8, 2018: ARTafterDARK starts 2018 with a Kiss Kiss Bang Bhangra Jan. 26


• December 19, 2017: 'CLASSIFIED' Explores Intersection of Surveillance and Art Jan. 5-11

December 11, 2017: Triannual Honolulu Flower Show is 'Rooted in Paradise' May 11-13

December 6, 2017: DeAndre Brackenstock to Bike Art Tour there's lots to do at museum this winter

November 9, 2017: Art at HoMA: Exhibitions and programs this winter

October 30, 2017: Manga Exhibition Highlights Work of Tsuge Tadao and Katsumata Susumu; opens Nov. 30  

October 30, 2017: Doris Duke Theatre November Schedule includes highly anticipated 'Loving Vincent'

October 23, 2017: ARTafterDARK's Halloween edition brings out 'Kings & Queens' Oct. 27

• October 12, 2017: Museum Café launches new menu Oct. 12 and begins brunch service Nov. 12

• October 6, 2017: Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday welcomes princes and princesses Oct. 15

• September 21, 2017: ARTafterDARK delves into 'Abstract Expressionism' Sept. 29

September 12, 2017: Kids are driven to abstraction at Bank of Hawaii Family Sunday Sept. 17

• September 6, 2017: Abstract Expressionism show comes with slate of programs and museum shop gifts

August 23, 2017: Museum presents month of best new Korean cinema

August 16, 2017: Burlesque revue heats up Doris Duke Theatre stage in September

June 27, 2017: Jasper Wong and Simone Legno launch exclusive POW! WOW! x tokidoki collab design at ARTafterDARK, July 28 

• June 23, 2017: Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House closed June 27–July 4

• June 23, 2017: Honolulu Surf Film Festival Celebrates Tenth Anniversary in July

May 26, 2017: Filipino Film Festival celebrates 10 years, screens June 9-17

May 19, 2017: Museum reveals hidden history of Abstract Expressionism and Asian-American artists in new show

May 15, 2017: Museum proves that it was into art before art was cool at ARTafterDARK: Urban Underground, May 26

May 4, 2017: Museum main location closed May 7 and 9 for maintenance

May 1, 2017: Art at HoMA: What's on view this spring

April 28, 2017: Museum screens films from nations affected by travel ban, May 27-June 7

April 27, 2017: Audiences can see Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and Indigenous films at HoMA in May

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

April 11, 2017: HoMA partners with the infinite other HoMAs of the multiverse for ARTafterDARK April 28

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