Honolulu Museum of Art
Continuing Education

    New Exhibition or Tour Training Sessions and Events
    Trainings are for active and emeritus* docents
    (10 years active*)

    Docent Class of 2019

    Interim Director Mark Burak, Curriculum Specialist Justin Davies, Mayumi Takeuchi, Sachi Takahashi, Tony Picard, Nan Kleiber, Marcia Morse, Kathy Krammer, Sheila Seifers, Kristin McAndrews, Toni Hathaway, Susan Clifford, Deputy Directory Allison Wong, Docent Manager Jan Tucker, Yoko Fujimoto; not pictured Etsuko Douglass
    (Photo by Lizzy Lowrey)
    Message from Aaron Padilla, Director of Learning & Engagement:  Congratulations! You made it. You now have the tools and the information to share this wonderful museum with our visitors, .We all know, that this is just the beginning of an ongoing process of being a docent for HoMA. In the coming weeks and months, you will find ways to use your new tools. You'll also be inclined to seek out even more information because a visitor stumped you. You will become adept at adaptation. You will be challenged (in good ways, of course!)  With that, I leave you all with two bits of advice when out there giving tours:
    Be yourself. This is when you are at your best.
    Have fun. If  it's not, make it so.
    Lastly, thank you for your support and commitment to this museum.  And welcome to our Learning & Engagement Team!

    2019-2020 From Docents For Docents Information

    January 2020

    Wed Jan 1 Museum closed New Year's Day

    Mon Jan 6 10am Curatorial presentation by Stephen Salel of The Aesthetic Refinement of “Primitive Ukiyo-e”
    Gallery 21

    Mon January 13 10am FDFD Big Ideas in Western Art
    Allyn Bromley + Susan Palmore
    Lecture Hall

    Mon Jan 20 Museum closed MLC Day

    Mon Jan 27 2pm Docent Chairs Mtg

    to be rescheduled FDFD Women in Art by Marcia Morse
    Gall 27

    February 2020

    Mon Feb 3 10am-12:00pm FDFD African American artists Mae Mendelson

    Lecture Hall

    Mon Feb 10 10am-12N G Suite training for docents. It's best to bring your own device but laptop loaners will be available to learn how to use Google Docs. Before the training, please create a Google Account if you don't already have one. We will eventually be sharing information through Google Docs. Please RSVP to Jan for this training. DebbieL Jeri Myoung Carole AnneM Cathy Kathy BobO Mae SusanC SueF Hannah PamR Marcia SueB NancyW Edith Debby Virgie SusanP NancyM Jacque Kristin Debby Toni Sara

    Justin Davies - Lecture Hall

    Mon Feb 10 12N Docent Committee Chairs Meeting

    Mon Feb 17 Museum closed Presidents' Day

    Mon Feb 24 (3 events)

    9:15-9:45 Coffee social to meet and welcome HoMA Director Halona Norton-Westbrook;

    10 - 11am 30 Americans curatorial walk-thru with Assistant Curator Katherine Love

    Galls 27 28

    11am - 12N Training for school tour rotation of 30 Americans with Justin Davies

    March 2020

    Mon Mar 2 10am Curatorial presentation by Stephen Salel on Furyu: Fabulous, Fashionable Women and update on Hokusai print rotation

    Gall 21

    Mon Mar 9 10am FDFD Gender, Race, Class: Intersecting Identities Marcia Morse

    Lecture Hall

    Mon Mar 16 Cultural Sensitivity and Diversity Training by Nanci Amaka and Mindy Gandara TBC

    Doris Duke Theatre

    Mon Mar 30 Museum closed Prince Kuhio Day

    Mon FDFD Highlights tour training for all docents using "World Cafe" method TBD

    April 2020

    Mon April 6 FDFD 10am How the Past Informs the Present in Representing the Human Body by Tony Picard

    Gall 1 (begin)

    Mon April 13 10am-11am O Kalani curatorial presentation with Tory Laitila

    Gall 29B

    May 2020

    Thurs May 14 FDFD: NGA Guest Docent presentation (Bela Demeter/Nancy Miwa)

    Lecture Hall

    Mon May 25 Museum closed Memorial Day

    June 2020

    Mon Jun 15 Museum closed Kamehameha Day

    July 2020

    Sat July 4 Museum closed Independence Day
    Mon July 6 Museum closed for Independence Day observed

    August 2020

    Mon Aug 24 Museum closed Statehood Day

    September 2020

    Mon Sept 7 Museum closed Labor Day

    Mon Sep 21 11am Docent Awards and Potluck TBC

    October 2020

    November 2020

    Mon Nov 16 Museum closed Veteran's Day

    Thurs Nov 26 Museum closed Thanksgiving

    December 2020

    Thurs Dec 3 Docent Holiday Luncheon
    Waialae Country Club

    Fri Dec 5 Museum closed Christmas Day


    JANUARY 2019

    Mon January 7, 9:30 am (9:30 coffee; 10:00 gallery)
    Iolani Palace docents to visit HoMA - King Kalakaua exhibit presentation by curator Healoha Johnston and Iolani Palace Director of Curation and Education Teresa Valencia

    Mon January 14, 9:00 - 11:00
    Science through Art training (updated tour) with Justin Davies
    Lecture Hall

    Mon January 21 HOLIDAY Martin Luther King Day

    Mon January 28, 9:00 - 11:00
    FDFD The Role of the King Kalakaua exhibit in Rekindling the Flame (Suzette Scotti)
    12:00 - 1:00 DOT Colloquium prep with Justin Davies
    Lecture Hall

    FEBRUARY 2019

    Mon February 4 NO DOCENT TRAINING

    Mon February 11, 10:00 - 2pm DOT Colloquium

    Mon February 18, 11:00 - 1pm DOT Graduation/Potluck
    Pavilion Cafe

    Mon February 25, 10:00 FDFD Seashells and their Representations in the Collections of HoMA by Tony Picard;  In Defense of the Apple and a Shock of Wheat by Kristin McAndrews)
    Gall 30

    11:00 Exploring the Big Ideas of the Math Tour with Justin Davies
    Gall 30

    MARCH 2019

    Mon March 4, 10:00 Lisa Reihana 'Emissaries' curatorial presentation by Healoha Johnston
    Gall 28

    Mon March 4, 11:00 'Picturing HI' and 'Elements of Art' tour rotations training of Lisa Reihana 'Emissaries' with Justin Davies 
    Gall 28

    Thursday March 7, 9:00  Honolulu Biennial curatorial presentation by Healoha Johnston
    Gall 27

    Mon March 11, 10:00 The Women of Edo and background of the Lane Collection with Curator Stephen Salel
    Gall 20

    Mon March 18, 9:30 Hawaii during Captain Cook's Visit with Tai Crouch (historian/anthropologist/outdoor specialist)
    Lecture Hall

    Mon March 25 HOLIDAY Prince Kuhio Day

    APRIL 2019

    Mon April 1, 10:00 FDFD History in Clay: Chinese, Korean and Japanese Ceramics with Bob Oaks

    Fri April 5, 5:30 - 7:30 pm Volunteer Appreciation event, Pavilion Cafe

    Mon April 8, 10:00 HoMA Collections Department overview presentation
    Portrait Gallery (start)

    Mon April 15, 8:45 - 10:00 am FDFD Museums as Healers:  The Case of the Abu Dhabi Louvre by Suzette Scotti and husband Didier Lenglare (LCC Prof of French language and culture, PhD in Francophone Studies, MA in Pol Sci)
    Lecture Hall

    Mon April 22, 10:00 Gall Curatorial presentation of Melissa Chimera: Migrant with Healoha Johnston
    Gall 29B

    Mon April 29 NO TRAINING

    MAY 2019

    Mon May 6, 10:30-11:30 Vault viewing of tapestry Queen Semiramis with Attendants, Flemish ca 1480 (docents must remember to wear id badge) rsvp to Jan (sueF Marilyn Fred Tony Kathy Carole Kristin Joyce SusanP NancyM Myoung MAFM Cathy Toni Sheila SusanC DebbieL) Mayumi Mae Howie Hannah Etsuko Lynne Alan Nan Marcia Kumiko Debby MaryF Karen Sachi Lizzy) CLOSED
    11:30 Lecture on 'The Iconography of Semiramis' by Solveig Placier
    Lecture Hall

    Mon May 13, 10:00 FDFD Lost and Found: Ancient Cultures in the Americas with Sue Francis
    Lecture Hall

    Wed May 15, 12N Selection of new Docent Committee members (present Committee only) (brown bag lunch)
    Lecture Hall

    Friday May 17, 1:00 pm Artist Talk and Gallery Visit of Constellation—drawing in space by Marian Bijlenga
    Gall 22 

    Saturday May 18, 1:00 pm Artist Talk and Gallery Visit of Constellation—drawing in space by Marian Bijlenga
    Doris Duke Theatre/Gall 22 RSVP required

    Monday May 20 NO DOCENT TRAINING

    Mon May 27 Memorial Day HOLIDAY; MUSEUM CLOSED 

    JUNE 2019

    Mon June 3 10:00 Presentation for Wahi Pana: A Sense of Place by curator Dawn Yoshimura and participating kumu and artists

    HoMA Art School

    Fri June 7 10:30 Presentation of 21st Century Women by Curator Katherine Love and artists (Eli Baxter, Renee Iijima, Kapulani Landgraf, Hiroko Sakurai, Domenica Sattler, Lauren Trangmar, Charlotte Forsythe)

    Mon June 10 HOLIDAY - King Kamehemeha Day MUSEUM CLOSED

    Mon June 17 10:00 FDFD Visit Lending Collection with Tony Picard/Dawn Sueoka (Manager)

    Lending Collection HoMA School Lending Collection website information

    Mon June 24 11:00 HoMA textile vault tour with Curator Sara Oka

    RSVP to Jan (18/20 docents Cathy Pam Etsuko Lily Tony Jacque Toni Greg Mary Ellen Kristin Nan Virgie SusanC Etsuko Lynn NancyY Sheila)

    10am-12N Windows tour training at SH with Justin

    JULY 2019

    Mon July 1 10:00 Overview of Chinese Painting Part I lecture with art history instructor Gary Liu 

    Lecture Hall

    Thurs July 4 Museum closed Independence Day

    Mon July 8 10am Overview of Chinese Painting Part II lecture with art history instructor Gary Liu

    Lecture Hall

    Mon July 22 10am Docent Committee Chairs' Quarterly Meeting (all Docents are welcome to attend)

    FDFD Planning for the year

    Gall 30

    Mon July 29 10am FDFD All docents participate in Group Jigsaw technique* of learning/sharing Chinese Landscape information


    (5 groups of 8 docents each, topics TBC)

    Lecture Hall

    AUGUST 2019

    Mon Aug 5 10am PBS History of China: Ming Dynasty

    Mon Aug 12 10:00 Islamic Art Along the Silk Road by Dr. Larry Butler

    Doris Duke Theatre/Galleries

    Following Lecture (~12N): Book Club brainstorming (rsvp: Lynn, Lizzy, Mae, SueF)

    Mon Aug 19 Museum closed Statehood Day

    Tuesday August 27, 9:00 Contemporary  Landscapes: Li Huayi presentation by Curator Shawn Eichman, Artist Li Huayi and Scholar Michael Knight

    and following Li Huayi presentation.....PBS History of China: The Last Empire (55 minutes) Gall 30

    SEPTEMBER 2019

    Mon Sept 2 Museum closed Labor Day

    Mon Sept 9 10am - 11pm HoMA Art School Hawaii Craftsmen exhibition The Visible Hand

    Mon Sept 9 11:30am Windows tour training

    Mon Sept 16 9am Lee Bontecou and Louise Nevelson curatorial presentation by Katherine Love

    Gall 10


    10am Photography of Shuzo Uemoto (with Shuzo)

    Gall 4

    Tues Sept 17 9am Gather Around curatorial presentation by Sara Oka

    Gall 22

    Mon Sept 23 11am Docent awards and potluck

    Pavilion Cafe

    Mon Sept 30 10am Steel and Concrete: The Modernization of Tokyo Architecture curatorial presentation by Stephen Salel

    Gall 21 (Lange)

    OCTOBER 2019

    Mon Oct 7 10am School tour updates with Curriculum Specialist Justin Davies

    Gall 30

    Mon Oct 14 Museum closed Discoverers' Day

    Mon Oct 21 10am - 11am HoMA Art School  Hawai'i Watercolor Society exhibition The Chemistry of Water by exhibition chairs and artists

    Art School Main Gallery

    (Oct 24-27 National Docents Symposium, Wash DC - Marianne Jeri Carole NancyM Hannah Maeona SusanP Lizzy/CarolB)


    NOVEMBER 2019

    Mon Nov 4 10am - 11am 30 Americans preview: PowerPoint with curator Katherine Love
    Lecture Hall
    11am - 12pm - FDFD Watercolor demo and painting with Sara Wakayama

    Fri Nov 8 9am - 10:30am FDFD Cherishing Tradition While Embracing Modernity: Museum of Islamic Art (Doha, Qatar)
    Suzette Scotti and Didier Lenglare
    Lecture Hall

    Mon Nov 11 Museum closed Veteran's Day

    Mon Nov  18 10am Organizational meeting for 30 Americans FDFD presenters
    Lecture Hall

    Mon Nov 25 10am FDFD Mini National Docents Symposium sharing

    Gallery 30

    Thurs Nov 28 Museum closed Thanksgiving Day

    DECEMBER 2019

    Mon Dec 2 10am Viewing of The New Times Presents The #1619 Project (YouTube.com 2:12) (conversation and performance remembering the anniversary of 1619 ship carrying more than 20 enslaved Africans arrival in Virginia)
    Lecture Hall

    Thurs Dec 5 11am Docent Holiday Luncheon - Waialae Country Club

    Mon Dec 9 9am (Justin training video of Social Studies tour)(no docent training)

    Sat Dec 14 Museum closed Kamaaina Christmas
    Wed Dec 25 Museum closed Christmas Day