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Stephan Jost

The new director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts is excited about recasting the institution's identity as it completes its merger with The Contemporary Museum

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Dec 16, 2011

~~<p>Stephan Jost has been director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts since only May but already he has helped plan and implement major changes at the nonprofit institution, which was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke and now encompasses a wide range of collections, programs and facilities.</p>
<p>Foremost has been overseeing the merger of the Academy with The Contemporary Museum, and launching a new marketing program that renames the expanded organization the Honolulu Museum of Art, come March 2012. Jost wants people to understand that the Academy is more than just a place that displays art. It also features the Doris Duke Theatre, the Robert Allerton Art Research Library, the Academy Art Center at Linekona, the Luce Pavilion Complex, two cafes and a retail shop. The Academy also organizes tours to Shangri-La, the former home of heiress Doris Duke owned by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.</p>
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Stephan Jost has been director of the Honolulu Academy of Arts since only May but already he has helped plan and implement major changes at the nonprofit institution, which was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke and now encompasses a wide range of collections, programs and facilities.

Foremost has been overseeing the merger of the Academy with The Contemporary Museum, and launching a new marketing program that renames the expanded organization the Honolulu Museum of Art, come March 2012. Jost wants people to understand that the Academy is more than just a place that displays art. It also features the Doris Duke Theatre, the Robert Allerton Art Research Library, the Academy Art Center at Linekona, the Luce Pavilion Complex, two cafes and a retail shop. The Academy also organizes tours to Shangri-La, the former home of heiress Doris Duke owned by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. Login for more...



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