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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
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:30
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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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Art After Dark

Art After Dark is an event that happens once a month, on a Friday, from 6pm to 9pm. The vast majority of the museum is accessible, although you can't bring food and drink into the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 February 2016
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Aiea, Hawaii
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Art After Dark is an event that happens once a month, on a Friday, from 6pm to 9pm. The vast majority of the museum is accessible, although you can't bring food and drink into the exhibition halls. So yes, they serve food (which is based on the theme for the evening) and drinks (to include wine, beer, and cocktails!). Its... More 

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Winston, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

I booked a Shangri-La tour through the museum which included the price of admission to the museum. I am so glad I showed up an hour early for my tour because I had a chance to explore this wonderful gem of a museum. From the outside it doesn't look that special but once inside I was blown away. This was... More 

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Ketchum
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

A pleasant place to spend part of a day. Delicious cafe meals in peaceful surroundings. An excellent Asian Arts collection.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I head for art and history museums wherever I go. This one had such a lovely setting with the flowers and tropical trees and plants accentuating the art. I took loads of pictures. There was modern and historical art from centuries past, both asian and western. This museum is also where you get tickets for Shangri La, Doris Duke's house... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

This Museum was very interesting and while we were there, they had a part of one section that came from India and we got a chance to see it. You can also purchase your full tickets with a 15 minute shuttle ride to Doris Dukes house which is called the Shangri-La. A must see.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Not a huge museum but with interesting collections. Can easily be done in 2 hours max. Little bit of everything, just enough to whet your appetite. Sadly we were unable to book for the tour of Shangri La( home of late Doris Duke) at the museum. Friendly staff, even phoned for a taxi for us.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Free for kids under 17, this was a perfect respite from the midday sun and a nice change of pace from all the beach activities. The collection is small but thoughtful and the temporary exhibit on Harajuku Tokyo Street fashion was a big hit with our teenage girls.

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PEYTON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

My wife and I are annual members and will be renewing our membership. This museum has an impressive amount of art from around the Pacific and the world at large. The Shang-ri-la exhibit is a must see and we really enjoy the rotating exhibits. The café is delicious and a nice place for lunch. Parking is a little tough around... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Special exhibits of Hiroshige prints, Harajuku and contemporary Japanese lithographer were shown. The latter two added some punch to visit. Place is partitioned into themed courtyards which are serene areas of tranquility. Even when there are hordes of school kids teeming through one can find your own art space. Always enjoy their contemporary exhibits, there was a Motherwell and Ruscha... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

The exhibits at the Museum of Art divide into Western Art to the right and Eastern art to the left. The Japanese print section was spare, but interesting, as was the collection of Islamic art, many of the pieces part of the Doris Duke donation. My favorite exhibit was a playful exhibit of Japanese current fashion, including exquisite dresses in... More 

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