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Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu

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Honolulu Museum of Art houses more than 50,000 works of Hawaiian, Asian and European art. The expansive grounds host many art education, outreach, and art lending programs. Knowledgeable docents offers themed tours covering, for example, specific time periods, genres, art movements, and regions. By using our Honolulu trip itinerary planner , you can arrange your visit to Honolulu Museum of Art and other attractions in Honolulu.
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  • With emphasis on Asian and Pacific art, this museum is a delight. We especially enjoyed the India and Japan collections, though the others had fine pieces as well. And the atmosphere here is like a we...  more »
  • This museum is A1. Great exhibits and great collection. Go online to see what is current both for art and film.  more »
  • I first came here dozens of times and coming to Hawaii. Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, and art appreciation in Hawaii, it is very good. Japan people Gao also can participate free of charge in the tour guide's best so far. I believe every change exhibits at the pace of the month, so impressive. Earlier on, should've been...
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  • I come to the HMOA alone, escape the hustle and bustle of the world, quietly enjoy the artwork from the past and present. I bring the kids on themed Family Sunday to enjoy the art hunt, the music, the art workshops and demonstration. On this day we share the art with the next generation and other folks. Parking is an issue if you don't want to pay at their parking lot located next to the learning facility diagonally across from Beretania Street. I usually find street meter parking (as far as near Goodwill/McDonald's) since I don't mind the walk. Don't forget to set your meter alarm app! Time flies when you enjoying the arts.
  • This is a unique museum. A little hard to negotiate around as it has multiple levels with an open courtyard in the middle and each level is split into 4 different sections. Okay for the disabled. The art works are amazing going from the very old to modern contemporary. Well worth the visit. Closed Sundays
  • We loved our time here. Interesting pieces of work from all over the world and a lovely court yard in every corner of the building. They have a cafe where you can sit and have coffee while you work or study, and the environment is very serene.
  • We went there a few times. Very pretty, intimate, and lots to see. They café next door has great salads. It is never crowded. A must see if you like museums and if you are in the area .
  • Small but exquisite, now has a good spread from India Indonesia Thailand Japan Korea to Islamic Art and of course Hawaiian art. Lots of goodies on Buddhism. Islamic collection here is due to Ms Doris Duke and her $$$ Tobacco inheritance. There are some European stuff, including Monet Picasso etc but why would you come to Hawaii expecting big collection on European art. If you look close, the point is made that the aggressor into this pacific culture is one of land grab as well as day dream...sexualizing the exotic, the passive island subject instead of respect. The space of wild land slowly erode in real estate development and ever going tourism. The temporary art exhibit rotate enough work through to keep locals returning periodically.

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