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Honolulu Museum of Art
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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
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great museum, good fun Hawaiian style art with a spiritual feeling to it. Get a sense of the culture of Hawaii and at the same time you noticed some African, Asian, and Western influence in the art, pretty interesting.

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Reviewed April 30, 2014

This gem has a wonderfully sized collection with a nice sampling of Asian art as well. It is perfect for an hour or two and the setting, with courtyards between galleries is beautiful as well. I return on every visit because the museum is comfortable and inspiring. Not too much walking, but a great collection of art.

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Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Honolulu Museum of Art is hosts an unusually large and varied collection of paintings and artworks.

Inside the Museum, it is cool and tranquil, and we really felt the serenity and spirituality whilst we were looking at each painting/artwork.

Wed specifically came to look at the Impressionist's section as we love paintings by Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cezanne, etc, and we were delighted to see a very good copy of the "Water Lilies' by Claude Monet which made our day!

The Museum is very easy to get to by taxi, bus or, as we did, walking to/from the Ala Moana Shopping Centre.

The Museum has a very nice outdoor private café and has an excellent shop from which we purchase a number of gift items for family.

We thoroughly recommend a visit to this Museum by any art lovers of any age!

Note that this Museum is closed on Mondays but is open from 10.30am until approximately 4.00pm every other day of the week.


Thank Richard L
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

I would recommend this as a day time visit as well to travelers that like to have a little culture in their life. Supporting the arts in any city is a must and I think it is something that too many visitors probably miss. If you have more time or you move/live here...then Art After Dark is a FANTASTIC and funky way to see the museum, along with having fresh local food from different vendors, some drink (who doesn't like a good drink outside in a courtyard?) and see a little more of some of the local art scene and youth culture. DJs, street artists, small clothing companies and other fun are often there. Most are themed, so costume is encouraged and sometimes there are extra fun activities and contests going on. All the while, you can scope out their many different rooms and immerse yourself in a little culture mixed with your night out. And it is early, 6pm-9pm so you can continue your night elsewhere and you are hop, skip and a jump from downtown Honolulu or Waikiki depending on what your tastes are. Parking can be tricky/scarce, but worth it in my opinion!

Thank ZeeGee808
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

I thought that I was "museum out" when it was suggested that we go to the Honolulu Museum of Art. What a wonderful surprise! The museum is full of interesting items with very nice explanations of what you are seeing. What makes this museum so special is that it is full of lovely courtyards where one can eat their lunches or just sit and enjoy the views. I especially enjoyed the Asian part of the museum plus the magnificent Madonna paintings. The café and coffee bars were quite nice and enticed you to sit and enjoy the moment. The docents were helpful and knowledgeable. The museum is a perfect size with enough to excite the senses but not so large that your feet, legs, back and brain says "Stop!" This museum is truly a "Gem!

Thank JoAnneEHR
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