Fodor's Expert Review Honolulu Museum of Art

Downtown Honolulu Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

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-ceiling spaces. There's an impressive permanent collection that includes the third-largest collection of Hiroshige's ukiyo-e Japanese prints in the country (donated by James Michener); Italian Renaissance paintings; and American and European art by Monet, van Gogh, and Whistler, among many others. 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.

Museum/Gallery Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

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


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10 (free 1st Wed. and 3rd Sun. of the month), $20 (free 1st Wed. and 3rd Sun. of the month), Closed Mon

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