January 11, 2019

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Sean O'Harrow will be leaving his position at HoMA

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—The Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) announced today the departure of its Director, Sean O’Harrow, effective February 8, 2019.

“I returned to Honolulu to the institution where I spent much of my childhood and which put me on my life’s career path,” said Sean O’Harrow. “It saddens me that family health issues require us to leave Hawai‘i and this wonderful place of transformative art experiences. I wish the museum a future of continued success in serving the public in Hawai‘i.”

“The past two years of Sean’s leadership have been a time of great progress in advancing the museum as a professionally organized and sustainable institution,” said Violet Loo, Chair of HoMA Board of Trustees. “We are deeply grateful for his efforts to create a more effective and viable organization.”

Mark Burak, a longstanding trustee and Chair of the Museum’s Finance Committee, has been named Interim Director.


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About the Honolulu Museum of Art

One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.

Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, two shops, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai‘i.


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