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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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Ranked #10 of 155 attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Walking
Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh,... more » 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 « less
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Williamstown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The Museum was the meeting place for the bus to Doris Duke's Shangri La. Our tickets included free entrance to the museum. It was a lovely way to spend an hour or two. Not crowded and a respite from all the crowds, pace and tourists that is Honolulu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had no intentions of visiting, but had an unexpected free afternoon. Enjoyed my visit- quite a broad spectrum of art represented in an interesting atmosphere- I've never had to open doors to enter rooms in a museum of art before. Roomy galleries. The Museum of Art is on the Waikiki Trolley Red Line.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A great art find in downtown Honolulu. Wonderful Oriental, Mediterranean, Hawaiian, and Modern art pieces displayed well. Great visit for the art expert or novice. There are some of the iconic masters, that one expects in a great museum, along with the little known or seen items. The staff is very friendly and helpful, displaying the best of the aloha... More

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Maui, Hawaii
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

...stayed for a long while, wandering through the various galleries. Very helpful volunteers in the opening courtyard. There is a permanent collection of immense variety from all over the world. It is certainly not a huge place, since land in HNL is at a premium, but it is well done. The upstairs Hawaiian collection of artifacts, paintings and sculptures are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were very surprised that a private tour is on offer for free. we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Phyllis, she is very knowledgeable and took a lot of time to explain to us the Chinese and Korean section of the museum; unfortunately we only had one hour, could have easily stayed for 2-3 hours.

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Honolulu Museum of Art: One gallery had a rubber cockroach art installation on floor > there were so many that your eyes almost saw them "moving" = creepy fun!! Loved Doris Duke's estate – Shangri-La (from museum tours go 3x day) - she was so advanced in her design skills; the decor made me lust for areturn to Marrakech. The... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a wonderful gallery to visit with interesting exhibits and after Waikiki is so peaceful. We visited Shangra La, very enjoyable, then had lunch at the restaurant which again was a lovely quiet place to eat.

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NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I spent a lovely couple of hours here with two kids. Lots of cool stuff to see--we especially enjoyed the East Asian pieces (lots of Buddhas, for instance). We also enjoyed having pineapple and passionfruit sodas in the courtyard. If you are using GPS, the museum parking lot will not come up and you will be tempted to park on... More

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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Happy to give this a really good review -we went on a day when Bank of Hawaii was subsidising a families for free day. Nice collection - super day encouraging families to get out together and see some culture - well done!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised at the collection, definitely worth a few hours of your time. I highly recommend it when you want some time away from the beach/pool/

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