Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu

Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu (must see)

The Honolulu Museum of Art is the largest of its kind in the state and has one of the largest single collections of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the U.S. Since its official opening on April 8, 1927, its collections have grown to more than 50,000 works of art.

The museum has a large collection of Asian art, especially Japanese and Chinese works. Major collections include the Samuel H. Kress collection of Italian Renaissance paintings, American and European paintings and decorative arts, art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, textiles, contemporary art, and a graphics collection of over 23,000 works on paper. Other collections include the James A. Michener collection of ukiyo-e prints and the Hawaiian art collection, which chronicles the history of art in Hawaiʻi.

Docents conduct tours for the public, school groups (pre-school and up), and community organizations. In a program called Tour and Tea, docents lead discussions in the galleries followed by iced tea in the courtyard. An introductory tour called Treasures of the Museum highlights selected works in the permanent collection.

Special tours, focusing on temporary exhibitions often include supplementary materials and activities, some specially designed for children. Theme tours concentrate on a specific country, region, time period, art movement, or groups of artists.

Tip:
Definitely check out their monthly after-hours event, Art After Dark, which happens every last Friday of the month – a special time when the museum is open late to feature artists and feed museum-goers gourmet food and specialty cocktails.
You can enter free on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Sunday. Entry to the Museum shop, the café and the Robert Allerton Art Library is always free.

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 10am-4:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Honolulu Museum of Art
Sight Location: Honolulu, USA
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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