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Honolulu Museum of Art

Address: 900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Honolulu Academy of Arts)
Phone Number: 808 532 8701
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Ranked #14 of 120 Attractions in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
Owner description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoy a first class museum with art from Pacific and Europe as well as US. Lovely café with wonderful food. Wonderful atmosphere. Very good museum shop. I recommend it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

All museums - I like them. The problem with this museum is that it must compete with the amazing scenery and sun outside. So, I think my rating might be higher on a rainy day. This fact, that the museum must compete with paradise, isn't the museum's fault. My advice is this: if you want to go on the tour... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

As an art student, I enjoy being in the presence of art, I was however not as interested to know about the Hawaiian Art. I thought that the Honolulu Museum of Art would have only consisted of Hawaiian Art but boy, I was so, SO wrong. I saw a range of art starting from the Egyptians (small collection) to contemporary... More 

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Honolulu
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117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

There is really something for everyone here. It is not a big place if you really go slowly and through everything you might spend three hours. The special exhibit is what brought us in here-there was a showing of "To Be Takei" (yes they show films here) in the art house theater which shows independent and international films. We enjoyed... More 

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anacortes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the building and the Hawaiian art. Get a docent to give you a personal tour if they are available. They will add a lot to the experience

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We don't associate museum-going with Hawaii, but this was our choice on a rainy day, because we heard it was the recipient of James Michener's art collection after he died. Alas! Not much of that collection is on view, a disappointment. The restaurant on the premises was very good; you need to call ahead though, and make a reservation, or... More 

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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went here in order to see about getting on the Shangri La Tour. That Tour was booked out, so we spend some time in the Museum. They have a very good cross section of art on display. Hawaii is represented by the central courtyard, with Eastern and Western Art on each side of the central courtyard; thus mimicking Hawai's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This museum was stunning. It's collection of Asian art is beyond extraordinary, exquisite. it made me reassess how much emphasis we give to Western art and ignore the beautiful art from other parts of the world. There were 2 fantastic temporary exhibits: JAPANESE EROTIC ART and HAWAIIAN ART DECO, both truly magnificent. when you go, check to see if they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I liked the 19th and 20th Century art pieces. There were pieces by many famous artists. We had lunch at the gallery café. I highly recommend this museum if you enjoy art.

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Lesa G, Public Relations Manager at Honolulu Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank so much for visiting the museum and sharing your experience! More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Simple and beautiful. I love the collection, the architecture of the place. Well curated! I enjoyed the Art Deco Hawaii exhibit the best! The Monet was also a treat! I spent a lot of time in the museum shop (great finds!) and the ladies who man the counters there are very nice and helpful! Please spend and entire day to... More 

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Lesa G, Public Relations Manager at Honolulu Museum of Art, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting and appreciating the curation. So glad to hear you could easily spand a whole day here—we agree! More 

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