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Honolulu Museum of Art

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Address: 900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96814-1495 (Formerly Honolulu Academy of Arts)
Phone Number: 808 532 8701
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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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Fantastic museum... A must see!

My wife and I try to visit this wonderful museum at least once on every visit to Honolulu. The building and grounds are magnificent, the staff is wonderful and there are many many... read more

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vancouver, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I try to visit this wonderful museum at least once on every visit to Honolulu. The building and grounds are magnificent, the staff is wonderful and there are many many treasures to be seen inside. From Van Gogh to regular contemporary exhibitions there is something for everyone. A particular favourite of mine are the volcano paintings form... More 

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Waianae, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've visited this museum through the decades, since I was a kid. The art displayed here is so wonderful that I would visit after school. They have art from around the world, including a beautiful Hawaiian collection. Their Japanese and Chinese art is incredible, too. I'm planning another visit soon!!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of everything, including some western artists that I hadn't expected. Particularly liked a late Monet. Interesting collections from the Islands but also bits from the Americas, Africa and elsewhere. Early artifacts but also some recent stuff. Nice building (s) & layout, extensive gift shop, much better than is expected. In general, worth going.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Honolulu Museum of Art has an exquisite collection of primarily Asian art but also American and European works. Many of the Indian art works are unusual and not found in other collections. They own the only jade Huqqah bowl found in an American museum. The museum hosts a variety of events and the day we visited was preparing for... More 

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Mudgeeraba, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this museum after our Shangrila tour and although the James A Michener ollection of Japanese Ukiyo-e prints wasn 't on display due to renovations we thought that the exhibitions were interesting and informative. The building in itself is worth seeing. Lots of inner courtyards.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know it's odd, but visiting Doris Duke's Shangri-la home is a special treat! Learn about a fascinating woman and view an unbelievable art collection (every step, tile & wood carving thru her home). This tour is arranged through the museum and requires advanced reservations. P.S. Lunch at Museum Cafe a must too.

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Visalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Honolulu Art Museum while my sister was in the Straub Medical Center hospital across the street.Very good collection of Impressionist paintings including huge rectangular "Water Lillies" by Monet, "Wheatfield" by Van Gogh and two Paris river scene paintings by Pissaro, among others. Other rooms include works by Picasso and Diego Rivera. A quality art museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very worth our time. Old main building has wonderful Hawaiian artifacts, lots to see. New building with the volcano exhibit also worth a bit a time. Best thing is the planetarium show on Polynesian navigation. Informative and entertaining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a nice surprise to discover a big city quality Museum in HONOLULU. The volunteer staff here Gives excellent tours for the price if admission . It's a must see . No tour guide necessary . Afterwards go have lunch in Chinatown

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to enjoy art in its finest setting as you walk through centuries of art history and views of the past and present. Special studies of the Pacific Rim art to view. Recommend the wonderful museum cafe for a part of your visit.

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