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Honolulu and Oahu Sights

Honolulu Museum of Art

Updated 01/13/2014

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Originally built around the collection of a Honolulu matron who donated much of her estate to the museum, the academy is housed in a maze of courtyards, cloistered walkways, and quiet, low-ceilinged spaces. There's an impressive permanent collection that includes Hiroshige's ukiyo-e Japanese prints, donated by James Michener; Italian Renaissance paintings; and American and European art. The newer Luce Pavilion complex, nicely incorporated into the more traditional

architecture of the place, has a traveling-exhibit gallery, a Hawaiian gallery, an excellent café, and a gift shop. The Doris Duke Theatre screens art films. This is also the jumping-off point for tours of Doris Duke's estate, Shangri-La. Admission here includes same-day entry to Spalding House, formerly the Contemporary Museum. Call or check the website for special exhibits, concerts, and films.

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Sight Information

Address:

900 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814, USA

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Phone:

808-532–8700

Sight Details:

  • $10; free 1st Wed. and 3rd Sun. of month
  • Tues.–Sat. 10–4:30, Sun. 1–5

Updated 01/13/2014

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