One year ago Laura Macky, a California photographer, and Leanne Cole, an Australian photographer, got together to produce a weekly challenge that they called the Monochrome Madness Challenge. Leanne has asked those of us who participated during the year to pick our favorite picture or pictures for week # 52.
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Tagged California Missions, Mission Carmel, Mission La Purisma, Mission San Antonio, Mission San Juan Bautista, Mission Santa Barbara, Mission Santa Cruz, Mission Santa Ines, Monochrome Madness Challenge, photography, travel, travel photography
In my previous posting I wrote about the “who,” the “what” and the “why” of Japanese woodblock printmaking. As we walked out of the gallery in the Honolulu Museum of Art that is devoted to Japanese woodblock prints we came upon this display that addresses the “how” of printmaking.
One of the five galleries that surround the Chinese Courtyard in the Honolulu Museum of Art is reserved for the ongoing display of 20 or so prints from the museum’s vast collection of Japanese woodblock prints. The exhibit we saw on the day we visited the museum last month is called Dreams of Mount Fuji: Masterpieces of the Honolulu Museum of Art’s Japanese Print Collection.
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We visited the D’Orsay Museum in Paris last year and were mesmerized by the sheer quantity of impressionist, post-impressionst and neo-impressionist paintings on display as we walked down the monstrous hallways of the museum that was once a railway station. Last month we visited the much smaller Honolulu Museum of Art and walked away impressed with their tiny but high-quality collection of those giants of the art world who created most of their masterpieces during the last quarter of the 19th century.
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Tagged Claude Monet, D'Orsay Museum, Georgia O'Keefe, Honolulu, Honolulu Museum of Art, impressionists, Mary Cassatt, Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, photography, Post-Impressionists, travel, travel photography, Vincent Van Gogh
On our visit to the Honolulu Museum of Art last month I came across these two masks in the North America gallery. They are called False Face Society masks and they are from the Seneca people of western New York state.
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Tagged False Face Society, Honolulu, Honolulu Museum of Art, masks, Monochrome Madness Challenge, photography, Salamanca New York, Seneca, Seneca people, travel, travel photography, western New York
We visited the Honolulu Museum of Art for two hours one day during our stay last month in Hawaii and saw about half of what the museum had to offer. You will need at least three hours and perhaps four to cover the entire museum, especially if you wish to browse the museum shop and / or cafe.
Anna Rice Cooke was a patron of the arts in Honolulu and founder of the Honolulu Academy of Arts which would become the Honolulu Museum of Art. She was born in 1853 in Oahu, the daughter of Protestant missionaries. She and her husband Charles Montague Cooke (also a descendant of missionaries — his father was Amos Starr Cooke, co-founder of Castle and Cooke) built their home on the corner of Ward Avenue and South Beretania Street across from Thomas Square in 1882.
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Tagged Alice Cooke Spalding, Anna Rice Cooke, architectural photography, Charles Montague Cooke, Charles W Bartlett, Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu Museum of Art, Japanese woodblock prints, photography, Spalding House, travel, travel photography, Watanabe Shōzaburō