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“An urban oasis worth exploring” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Honolulu Museum of Art

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
Type: Art Museums
Activities: Walking
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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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“An urban oasis worth exploring”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I arrived early as the museum was opening and had the privilege of joining Art, a guide on staff, to tour the Western art rooms. Art was gracious in sharing his knowledge as we moved from room to room ... providing background and historical perspectives that helped to frame the progression of the works from 17th century Europe to contemporary Modernism.

I later toured the Indian, Chinese and SE Asia rooms on my own, then found the Tony Oursler video projection art to be very intriguing. In all, a 4 hour sensory treat ... where I could be out of the sun and immersed in the cool, rich surroundings that make up this beautiful gem.

Visited June 2013
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“The one place I make sure I visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We have visited Oahu frequently for 45 years, and always look forward to visiting the museum (still strange to call it that, instead of the academy of arts). The courtyards and arched walkways take me to another state of mind every time. We usually stay for just an hour or two, visiting just a couple galleries each time. If there's time, we have lunch, and visit the museum shop. I've found some wonderful, reasonably priced scarves and other gifts there.

Visited April 2013
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Waimea, Hawaii
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“Hawaii's best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

The museum, itself, is a work of art. This is one of the best art museums, anywhere. With an excellent permanent collection, it also appeals to all age groups with visiting collections from around the world.

Visited May 2013
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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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“Great museum in the middle of Honolulu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We went to the museum for a change from the beach and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's small but has a really nice selection of a variety of periods. We really enjoyed the Chinese and Asian sections. We had a nice lunch at the cafe, not cheap but relaxing and set right in front of a beautiful water feature. Great find and would definitely recommend it.

Visited May 2013
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“Astounding display of art!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

An impressive collection of world-class art of all types! The buildings were beautiful and arranged around a center courtyard garden. The outdoor restaurant was perfect for relaxing and having a delicious lunch. The museum is definitely worth a visit for all art lovers.

Visited May 2013
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