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“O'Keefe/Adams exhibit is wonderful” 4 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 #23 of 280 things to do in Honolulu
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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
Lakewood, Colorado
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“O'Keefe/Adams exhibit is wonderful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a fine museum, but in all honesty we went for the current exhibit combining Hawaii paintings by Georgia O'Keefe and photos by Ansel Adams. Both were wonderful, and the exhibit was nicely put together with background on both artists and information about how and why they visited Hawaii. O'Keefe's story is of particular interest, since she was paid by the Dole company to paint advertising pieces but had no inteterest in painting pineapples.

A very interesting exhibit, and other parts of the museum were also worth seeing.

Visited July 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Exhibit of the Samurai was very cool. Many swords and armor. Was disappointed with the music because there was supposed to be traditional Japanese drumming and such. Crowd was huge which made for a party like atmosphere. This was part of "Art After Dark".

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“I bet lots of people miss this treasure”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

It's worth going up into the precinct to be around some fairly important government and cultural heritage.
The fairly small exhibits of visual art, sculpture, glasswork etc. typify hawaii's obvious aesthetic excellence . Coming from an artistic city of excellence(Adelaide in South Australia) I feel a very strong empathy with this
Well worth a visit when up around the top end of the city

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“Thanks for the tribute”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The collections of art are always so well done and are of the highest caliber, however, this is a recommendation to all the military families stationed on the island. Go and take your kids for the culture and the art because from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the museum is free every day with your military ID. A huge thank you to all the museums and monuments across the nation that participate in this service.

Don't miss a trip to the Doris Duke Theater in the back when you are there. This summer they are showing surf movies -- if you want to know what surfing is like without all the skill and paddling, catch a wave there and the old black-and-while Japanese Samurai films were a great reminder of my childhood days watching them on TV.

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“Museum of Art, a winner.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

A small but impressive art museum. We got to spend some time before and after our Shangri La tour at the museum and just loved it. A great way to see some artwork that you would not have otherwise see during your visit to Honolulu.

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