Monthly Archives: February 2015

Hawaii 2015: Japanese Woodblock Prints at the Honolulu Museum of Art

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 … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Impressed with 19th and 20th Century Art at Honolulu Museum of Art

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. … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Seneca Masks and Monochrome Madness 51

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 … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art

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 … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Anna Rice Cooke and the Honolulu Museum of Art

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 … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Resting Dancer in Monochrome

We hopped on the # 15 bus after our visit to Punchbowl Crater one day during our eight-day stay in Hawaii last month. We hopped off near the intersection of Ward and South King Streets in order to transfer to … Continue reading

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Hawaii 2015: Why We Chose the Hyatt Place Hotel

There are 82 hotels in Waikiki. Most of them were built 40 years ago and show their age. The most expensive are right on the beach. Most of the hotels — even the cheap and rundown — charge resort fees. … Continue reading

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