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Honolulu Museum of Art

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Address: 900 S. Beretania Street, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814 (Formerly Honolulu Academy of Arts)
Phone Number: 808 532 8701
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10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Walking
Description: One of the world’s premier art museums presents international caliber...
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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A must see!

It's not MoMA or the Met, but it is surprisingly terrific for a small museum. The range of the collection is outstanding: modern art (Hans Hoffman, Frankenthaler, Morris Louis... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It's not MoMA or the Met, but it is surprisingly terrific for a small museum. The range of the collection is outstanding: modern art (Hans Hoffman, Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Georgia O'Keeffe, David Smith, Picasso, Monet, Van Gogh, etc., etc.), Indian art, Chinese art, Japanese art, special exhibitions, special lectures. There's something for every taste I have been to Honolulu seven... More 

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oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Before you holiday, get tickets to the stunning Doris Duke home called Shangri La..............more like an art museum than a private home, what an experience, but very popular...get tickets early

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My wife dragged me to this museum as payback for taking her hiking up Diamond Head. I have to say i enjoyed every minute. It is an indoor/outdoor museum so it feels different. The collection of ancient Buddha is spectacular. We added a trip to the Dorothy Duke museum which departs from here too, which was also worth a look.

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Verona, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What a nice respite on a hot day. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting this museum. They have a small, but nice collection, which you can view closeup to see brushstrokes and other details. Nice outdoor cafe, too.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I read they had some works by Van Gogh, picasso, gaugin so I had to go see. Really impressive. Loved the works by the masters that that had as well as the Hawaiian art. Also some Renaissance pieces.gonvisit if you have time. The building is quite lovely as well.if you have a Waikiki trolley pass you can get in for... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

A great collection of art set in a beautiful venue, the Honolulu Art Museum should make its way onto a visitor's trip itinerary and a local's To Do list. The recent Art Deco Hawaii exhibit was outstanding and they routinely have top notch special exhibits, and the permanent collection showcases a wide range of periods, styles, and cultures. A few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This show is a real treasure and not to be missed. Also it is wise to sign up early for a tour of her home Shangri La.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I didn't expect much from such a small loins building, but I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the variety of exhibits and how close you could get to the artwork!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very pretty, absolutely beautiful, contemplative outdoor spaces with a variety of artwork. There was a festival the day we were there for the Chinese New Year. Very fun! Nice gift shop too.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Impressive Japan and Chinese art collection. It has the largest Japanese woodblock print collection in N.A, including the originals of "the Great Waves" and "Red Fuji" by Hokusai!! With multiple small gardens and courtyards, the museum itself feels like an urban oasis. Sunshine, sand, snorkeling,shopping, wonderful food and...great art?! Honolulu packed everything I love in one paradisal place. What a... More 

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