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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 #11 of 159 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Santa Barbara, California
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207 reviews 207 reviews
21 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was so surprised to see how fabulous this exhibit was. It had a lot of the menus from the Lurline sailings, five huge paintings by Eugene Savage which tells wonderful stories and lots more artists from the 1930's, 40's & 50's. Just a real treat for me as I was here as a child from the early '50's.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

That tour is one of my all time favorites. The tours are small, limited to just 10-15 people. Includes a tour guide. Visit Doris Duke's estate in Kahala and enjoy her lifelong commitment to collecting Islamic art. You won't be disappointed.

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La Mesa, CA.
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109 reviews 109 reviews
72 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A very nice museum for such a relatively small city. Architecturally the building is quite interesting, the collections particularly for Chinese and Japanese art are very good. Western art is less strong but some good items. When combined with the tour of the Duke Estate at Shangri-la it is bargain. If such things sway your mind the restaurant is a... More

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Kauai, HI
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If I were to do a side-by side comparison of this museum to the Met or the MOMA in NY, I would likely not rate the museum so highly, however here in Hawaii we have fewer people and likely a smaller budget for acquisitions, so please take the context into account. This museum has a few stunning pieces of ancient... More

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Situated in the heart of Honolulu and easily accessible by bus this museum has a variety of sculptures, paintings and other cultural offerings. The museum is small enough to walk through in a day and be totally satisfied that you have seen a lot. The friendly docents are available to show you around or answer your questions, plus once a... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Nicely curated, nicely laid out. You are very much on your own to wander and see things at your own pace which is great. The Shangri La tour includes your entrance to the museum, definitely spend a little time looking around.

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Greensboro, NC
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9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the exhibits at the museum. It isn't large and it doesn't take a lot of time to go through, depending on how much time you spend looking at the different works of art. The outdoor sculpture garden was particularly pretty.

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Volcano, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

It is an okay museum, not particularly memorable to me. But every month they have a sponsored Family Sunday Funday, and admission is free plus there are demonstrations, crafts, activities and games. On Halloween they include a Haunted House.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

this is the Makiki Heights venue. Very nice food, accomodates BYOB. Excellent atmosphere and value. I plan on going back ofen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

When you are tired of the beaches give the Honolulu Museum of Art a try. It's located in the heart of Honolulu and easily accessed by car or bus. September's special is art during the Art Deco period. After touring the exhibit we took a walking tour to see the remaining buildings built during the 20-30's. You won't be disappointed... More

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