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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)
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+1 808-532-8701
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

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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First Rate Collection, Eclectic, and You Don't Have to Spend a Day.

This is not the Met or the Louvre, but much of what you see here easily qualifies to be at both. The collection takes in a bit of most major categories of art and you will be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not the Met or the Louvre, but much of what you see here easily qualifies to be at both. The collection takes in a bit of most major categories of art and you will be surprised by the names of the artists whose works are exhibited. The good news: you don't have to spend a week or exhaust... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was muttering under my breath for having to go to a museum when I was vacationing in Honolulu. But after walking around and looking I became interested in what I was seeing.  This museum is noted for it's Asian collections, and there were many artifacts, some quite large. Like temple doors, totems, statues. I began wondering how the museum... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus picked us up. It is on a time shcedule so don't mess around. The house is not great for handicapped people and no bathroom. But it is amazing to see and hear the explanations. The lady manning the bus was terribly rude and fibbed to us. We had a person with us on a walker and she wouldn't let... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fantastic gem of a museum is worth the trip. The exhibits are exquisitely chosen and presented and we felt as if we had the entire gallery to ourselves. Don't miss this one.

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Tokoname, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the building, the collection is very good historically and contemporary, the restaurant has good food but you should book as it has good food and everyone likes sitting semi outside in great surroundings. The museum shop is good too.

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St. Helena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife was an art history major and I am a big fan of museums (and art), so of course we had to check out the Honolulu Museum of Art. Somehow we never got around to it during our past 4 visits to Oahu, and I think that's partly because of its marketing/image (such as their website); it never seemed... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very impressed by the breadth of this small collection. We focused on European, American and South Pacific art and liked the thematic presentation. For example, focus on human form from a variety of cultures and times. There are other collections of Asian and Muslim art as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by here on a rainy Thursday afternoon for a visit. Tickets are $10 apiece for those ages 18 and over. They have a decent restaurant and a small café inside. While we were visiting, they had a temporary exhibit of manga art from Takayuki Miou, a current Japanese artist, who draws Shōjo Manga, aimed at a teenage female... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every third sunday this museum is free to the public On the free day childrens activities are offered If you are really into art you will need to spend the day. Several of the old masters are on display There is a wide range of art from the orient

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this gallery. Not huge, but when we visited they had a wide variety of work on exhibition. The building is beautiful and I couldn't believe the lack of crowds, as everywhere else has been very busy. Lovely way to send a few hours and a nice shop as well.

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