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Honolulu Museum of Art

900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Honolulu Academy of Arts)
808 532 8701
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$60*
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Ranked #12 of 123 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
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Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums 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, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. Other location: Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
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New York City, New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

They have some impressive holdings that are displayed in an effective and attractive way. The lunch was excellent at the restaurant in the courtyard and the snack bar has wonderful pastries. The staff was helpful and the gift shop had unique items.

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Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

If you are going to visit the museum, please make sure you go on the Shangri La tour. I have written a review about the tour as well so please go check it out! I am actually not a huge fan of arts so I did not really expect to see anything that would really wow me. However, I thoroughly... More

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GUNMA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I know the beautiful beach is the best place to enjoy, and yet when you are a bit tired of swimmin or tanning, this museum is definitely the one you should visit. So quiet here, this place will for sure make your stay in Hawaii more relaxing! The museum has various exhibition of all over the world. If you have... More

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Kennesaw, Georgia
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The building is as nice as the art and while not large it is a quality collection with outstanding temporary exhibits, and a very nice resturant on the premises. It is the total package. We went to the royal palace in the morning and then to the art museum for lunch and the exhibits which made for a very enjoyable... More

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Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We didn't expect so much good art in Honolulu, and we were pleasantly surprised. Take a look - this should go on your itinerary.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My second visit. Love the architecture and the art. The exhibits are changed from time to time, so it's worth returning.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We've been to the museum before and enjoyed it but the current art deco exhibit is great. Art deco with Hawaiian influence - beautiful!

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Honolulu
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The museum itself is a beautiful example of Hawaiian Spanish inspired architecture. The flow of the museum is also special but I won't say more, as this is a nice surprise. Plan to lunch in the museum's indoor-outdoor restaurant. Great food, great service!

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Incline Village, NV
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The special Hawaiian Deco art exhibit is amazing. The art depicts paradise and an enticement to visit the islands by air and ship between WW I and WW II. Other exhibits include Japanese, Chinese, Budists, American and antiquity paintings and sculpture. The cafe is very good too.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Should visit if interested in Japanese and chinese culture...very nice section on Asian history..as well as hawaiian art

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