Wikipedia:GLAM/Honolulu Museum of Art

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This project aims to improve representation of Hawai'i artists on Wikipedia by expanding and creating articles about Hawai'i artists and arts organizations.


On Friday, February 8, 2019, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm HST, the Honolulu Museum of Art and James & Abigail Campbell Library at the University of Hawai‘i West O‘ahu will host an edit-a-thon to expand articles about Hawai'i artists using the museum's recently digitized newsletter, along with other resources.

Articles to improve[edit]

Explore some of these pages, take a look at the artists' work, then sign up for an article to edit by clicking edit (above), then adding 4 tildes (~) after the period.

  • Satoru Abe (born 13 June 1926) is a Japanese American sculptor and painter. Abe was born in Moʻiliʻili, a district of Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Bumpei Akaji (1921 – 2002) is an American sculptor from Hawaii.
  • Allyn Bromley (born 1928) is an American printmaker and art educator who was born in San Francisco.
  • Sean Kekamakupaʻa Lee Loy Browne (born 1953) is a contemporary sculptor who was born in Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Edward Malcolm Brownlee is an American sculptor who is known for his modernist architectural creations.
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  • Kenneth Wayne Bushnell (born 1933) is an American visual artist, who was born in Los Angeles.
  • Kaili Chun (born 1962) is a Native Hawaiian sculptor and installation artist.
  • Isami Doi (May 12, 1903 – November 29, 1965) was an American printmaker and painter. Doi was the first son of Japanese immigrants, born in Ewa on the island of Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands in 1903. #Chrisevez (talk) 20:54, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Dorothy A. Faison (born 1955) is an American artist who was born in Schenectady, New York.
  • Sally Fletcher-Murchison is an American ceramic artist who was born in Sacramento, California in 1933.
  • Bob Flint (born 1941), also known as Robert Flint, is an American ceramic artist.
  • Harry Eugene Fonseca (5 January 1946 – 28 December 2006[1]) was an American artist. He was born in Sacramento, California.
  • Juliette May Fraser (1887 in Honolulu – 1983 in Honolulu) was an American painter, muralist and printmaker.
  • Helen Gilbert (1922 – 8 April 2002), also known as Helen Gilbert-Bushnell, Helen Odell Gilbert and Helen Odell,[1] was an American artist and art-educator born in Mare Island, California.
  • Joseph Goto (1916–1994) was an American sculptor, best known for his abstract-expressionist welded steel sculptures. He was born in Hilo, Hawaii.
  • Francis Haar born as Haár Ferenc (19 July 1908 – 22 December 1997) was a Hungarian socio-photographer.
  • Robert Hamada(June 2, 1921 – December 23, 2014) is a self-taught woodturner on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.
  • Hon Chew Hee (1906 – 1993) was an American muralist, watercolorist and printmaker who was born in Kahului, on the Hawaiian island of Maui in 1906.
  • Claude Horan (29 October 1917 – 11 June 2014) was an American ceramic and glass artist who was born in Long Beach, California.
  • Ralph Shigeto Iwamoto (1927-2013) was an American abstract painter born in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Herbert "Herb" Kawainui Kāne (June 21, 1928 – March 8, 2011), considered one of the principal figures in the renaissance of Hawaiian culture in the 1970s, was a celebrated artist-historian and author with a special interest in the seafaring traditions of the ancestral peoples of Hawaiʻi.
  • Jun Kaneko (金子 潤 Kaneko Jun, born 1942) is a Japanese ceramic artist living in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States.
  • John Melville Kelly (1879–1962) was an American painter and printmaker.
  • Ron Kent, who is also known as Ronald E. Kent, was an American woodturner who was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931 and died December 15, 2018.
  • Sanit Khewhok (born 1944) is a painter, sculptor, curator, and conservator.
  • Keichi Kimura (1914–1988) was a painter and illustrator who was born in Waiʻanae, Hawaiʻi in 1914.
  • Sueko Matsueda Kimura (June 10, 1912 – December 25, 2001) was an American artist. She was born in Papaikou, Hawaii in 1912.
  • John Ingvard Kjargaard (September 13, 1902 – July 31, 1992) was an American painter, printmaker and collage artist.
  • Ron Kowalke (born 1936) is an American painter, printmaker, sculptor, and art educator born in Chicago.
  • David Kuraoka (born 1946) is an American ceramic artist. He was born in Lihue, Hawaii and grew up in Kauai. Hmoa19 (talk) 20:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Kapulani Landgraf (born 1966) is a Kanaka Maoli (native Hawaiian) artist who is best known for her work in black-and-white photography.
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Articles to create[edit]

If you'd like to create an article and you feel it meets Wikipedia's Notability guidelines for creative professionals, please see Mary or Bill, and they will assist you. Be bold!

Reference sources[edit]

  • Honolulu Museum of Art News Bulletin and Calendar: 90 years of the museum's member newsletter. Features biographical information, information about exhibitions, interviews with artists, and more
    • Search strategies
      • Be sure to use the "Search community" box in the upper right, and not the "search site" box above it
      • Use quotation marks to search a name or phrase: "Artists of Hawaii"
      • Search multiple forms of an artist's name by using OR (OR must be capitalized): "tseng yuho" OR "tseng yu-ho" OR "betty ecke"
      • Use the NOT operator to narrow search results: "reuben tam" NOT "reuben tam award"
    • Citing the newsletter on Wikipedia
      • Position cursor at end of sentence, click Cite, select Manual, then Journal
        • Last name: last name of article's author, if applicable: "Saville"
        • First name: first name of article's author, if applicable: "Jennifer"
        • Source date: date of the issue: "July-August 1991"
        • Title: title of article: "Archipelago: Paintings by Reuben Tam"
        • URL: URL of issue:
        • Journal: Title of the publication: "Calendar News (Honolulu Academy of Arts)"
        • Pages: page numbers: "5-6"
  • contains basic biographical information, references to other sources, lists of collections holding artists' work
  • The Contemporary Pacific: Academic journal published by the Center for Pacific Island Studies at UHM; contains lots of biographical information about many artists from Hawai'i and the Pacific
    • Be sure to use the "Search community" box in the upper right, and not the "search site" box above it
  • Densho encyclopedia: contains biographical information about some Japanese American artists
  • Honolulu Weekly: Art criticism and exhibition listings 1991-2013
  • ‘Ōiwi: A Native Hawaiian Journal: A journal "dedicated to the mana'o (thoughts) and hana no'eau (artistic works) of Na 'Ōiwi (Kanaka Maoli, Native Hawaiians)." Volume 1, volume 2, volume 3
  • Cazimero, Momi, David J. de la Torre and Manulani Aluli Meyer, Nā Maka Hou: New Visions, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, 2001.
  • Haar, Francis and Neogy, Prithwish, Artists of Hawaii: Nineteen Painters and Sculptors, University of Hawaii Press, 1974.
  • Morse, Marcia, Legacy: Facets of Island Modernism, Honolulu, Honolulu Academy of Arts, 2001.
  • Papanikolas, Theresa and Stephen Salel, Stephen, Abstract Expressionism, Looking East from the Far West, Honolulu Museum of Art, 2017.
  • Yoshihara, Lisa A., Collective Visions, 1967-1997, [Hawaii] State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1997.
  • Additional online reference sources

Wikipedia editing resources[edit]

Example artist biography articles[edit]

These are some articles about artists have been recognized as exemplary by the Wikipedia community:

Editing suggestions[edit]

  • Add or improve citations
  • Expand biographical information
  • Expand information on a technique/style the artist is noted for. Example: Tseng Yu-ho's "dsui hua paintings."
  • Create or expand Works section: this section describes the artist's work and lists specific works. Example: Satoru Abe
  • Create or expand Awards section: this section lists awards and fellowships. Example: Tetsuo Ochikubo
  • Create or expand Collections section: this section lists public collections containing that artist’s work. Example: Hiroki Morinoue
  • Create or expand Selected Exhibitions section: this section lists exhibitions, and can be subcategorized into solo and group exhibitions. Be sure to check the Honolulu Weekly (linked above) for exhibition listings too, so we're not just listing HoMA exhibitions! Example: Toshiko Takaezu

IRL participants[edit]

The in-person edit-a-thon is only open to those who have registered. Registrants will be sent instructions for signing up for a Wikipedia account. Everyone else is welcome to join us remotely!

Add your name to this list by clicking edit (above), then adding 4 tildes (~) on the next available line

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Remote participants[edit]

If you are already familiar with Wikipedia editing, please join us remotely!

Add your name to this list by clicking edit (above), then adding 4 tildes (~) on the next available line

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