We went with the school and son. The kids really enjoyed it and we thought it was worth the extra trip. If you have the time it is a good one to see.
If you love an outdoor maze,what you will encounter here is an indoor version,replete with a warren of cloistered walkways,courtyards and quiet,low-ceilinged spaces. This museum had its origins , as a cosequence iof a generous bequeathal by a Honolulu patron. She is spoken of in reverend terms,because she donated the large portion of her estate to the museum. I was... More
As others have said this Museum is easy to reach by No 2 bus from Kuhio and they run about every ten minutes. The fare is $2.50 and if you pay with cash the driver will give you a ticket which enables a free transfer/return within two hours. The stop to get off is Beretania/Ward and the Museum is directly... More
When I moved from Cleveland, Ohio to Honolulu and first went to this museum I kept looking around for more rooms! There's more Asian art in Cleveland! HMA is a small and intimate setting, but still a pleasurable change from Waikiki or Oahu shopping. You will be treated well at the cafe, but it is upscale, not for young kids.... More
Bus #2 took me from Waikiki to right in front of the museum. Admission fee was $10. A volunteer took me and another visitor to the modern art / Western section for an hour guided tour. He was very knowledgeable and passionate about the arts. There are so many pieces of arts to see from Western and Asian to Islamic... More
We enjoyed visiting the Honolulu Museum of Art. They have a great collection and the building itself is very nicely laid out with little alcoves, gardens, and a reflective pool. We also enjoyed talking to the docents. Although lunch at the Museum was pricey (but maybe not for Honolulu!), it was excellent. If you go, combine your visit with the... More
I love this place. It has a dedicated middle eastern art and artifact section kindly donated by Dorris Duke. Also has a theater. Once a month they throw a fabulous themed party called Art After Dark. Very festive, and a lot of fun.
I was drawn to the museum last week by the wonderful Ansel Adams and Georgia O'Keefe in Hawaii exhibit--but stayed beyond to wander among the extraordinary Hawaiian art and artifacts...I learned so much more than a regular tourist normally picks up--and it got me away fromt we hustle and bustle of Waikiki-which, though marvelous, is tourist central.
Despite the rather old fashioned and uninviting building, once you are inside it grows on you with its courtyards and low sprawling feel. Above all there are a mixture of artworks with many surprises and they seem to do excellent visiting exhibitions. Worth a visit if you like general art
This museum is intimate and has a great cafe. We arrived into Honolulu early and decided to have lunch at the museum; excellent food and service. We mentioned it to our local friends that this would be a great spot for wknd brunches. We also lucked out because there was an exhibit on Ansel Adams and Georgia OKeefe of works... More
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