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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
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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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James Michener collection

We've visited the museum on a number of occasions and always have particularly have enjoyed this collection, which reflect the wide geographic range of his books regarding Asia... read more

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We've visited the museum on a number of occasions and always have particularly have enjoyed this collection, which reflect the wide geographic range of his books regarding Asia and the south Pacific.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Plan on spending several hours to tour this museum since it is huge! From the outside, the museum does not look large, but it is spread across multiple buildings, each building with multiple floors, showing cultures of many generations, across many different cultures.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the museum on both trips to Honolulu and have been very impressed with the variety and quality of the art. You can really get up close to the various paintings etc and there are never crowds. The cafe produces some of the best food in Honolulu. Both times we have had lunch there, the food has been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were two coples traveling from the mainland to Hawaii. We really enjoyed this small art museum. It was nice to get away from all the crowds of Waikiki. They had a great lunch place there.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again, as part of our hop on hop off bus tour we came upon this museum, described by the driver as "Mrs Cooke's Old House". It seems Mrs Cooke was a school teacher in Honolulu in the early part of the 20th century. It would also appear that she was very comfortably off and was a member of one of... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the museum as a means of taking the tour to Shangri La. However, after the Shangdi La tour we also spent time at the museum, and it was very good. We especially enjoyed the paintings involving Hawaii. Parking was not a problem as we had gone early. Staff was helpful. Worth a visit!

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum has a great display of Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Hawaiian art. There are rotating exhibits of modern sometimes eclectic art. The last time I went, they featured and Iraqi artist that focused on the internal battles rocking the country. They have had Japanese comic book art, manga and other contemporary art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architecture of the museum is very inviting, with many courtyards. The exhibits are varied and interesting, just enough for a couple of hours. The gift shop is very nice for a museum of this size. The cafe apparently is very popular for lunch but wasn't open on Sunday when we were there. This is a great thing to do... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Underestimated the time needed to explore the museum - running out of time to see everything. It was great to view the various artworks in an uncrowded environment. There were some great gems to experience across genres and time periods. Loved the inner courtyards, providing fresh air between exhibits. So very many highlights and such great artworks, how can one... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second trip from Australia with a stopover both ways in Hawaii en route to Seattle where my son and daughter in-law live. A direct flight Australia to the US mainland is just to long for both of us. Invariably there is always a two stopover or more to break up the trip. On this trip we had... More 

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