Honolulu Museum of Art
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 93%Local Culture
- 77%History Buffs
- 69%Family Travelers
- 62%Budget Travelers
- 58%Spiritual Seekers
- 51%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (16)
- Honolulu Museum of ArtMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5Feb 20, 2014
A place to be inspired, enjoy lunch at the "Cafe" and maybe even take the tour to Shangri-La (Doris Duke's Isamic Museum) at Black Point (Museum of Art School is across the street). Places to eat in the neighborhood: Bac Nam, W Bistro 1010, Straub
- Honolulu Museum of ArtCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
There are a lot of museums in the world and consequently many reasons to like each one, from the expansiveness of New York's Met to the grand hilltop palace that is the Legion in San Francisco. But it's difficult for a small museum to even compare to the historical one-two that is the Louvre or the Smithsonian. How to do it then?
If there's anything I admired about the Honolulu Academy of Arts while growing up is its simplicity. Rightfully leaning toward an Asian influence (it is, after all, Hawaii and geographically closer to Asia), the museum's decor is understated. Upon entering, the visitor is greeted by a perfectly trimmed lawn of grass with a single statue on the other end. Hallways are quiet and each courtyard exudes a different influence.
The restaurant is also quite good. While most museum food vendors are overpriced cafeterias, the Academy features an elegant, tropical dining area with locally inspired cuisine. Also interesting is the fact that they serve Caffè Graffeo, amazing coffee from a privately owned coffee producer in San Francisco's North Beach.
It's the simple things that make this museum more of a spiritual destination than just an attraction.
- Honolulu Museum of ArtOct 20, 2013
Maybe the most under-the-tourist-radar place to visit in Honolulu, this museum (now called the Honolulu Museum of Art) has an astounding collection of Asian, Pacific, European and modern American art, plus indie movie nights, a courtyard cafe and tours out to Shangri-La, Doris Duke's former estate out by Diamond Head. It's all just a quick bus ride from Waikiki.
- Honolulu Museum of ArtCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8First to ReviewOct 17, 2013
A hot, hip, fun, social, interactive, and educational event every last Friday of the month for 10 months (no events during winter holiday). This event draws a mix crowd of art lovers, nightlife seekers, and anyone looking for a good time. Admission is free for members ($55 for the year, nice benefits, tax-deductible), $10 for non-members. Very well-worth the price of buying a membership if you're planning on attending 5 or more of these nightlife events. There's food and drink vendors, mix of dj music and live bands, dancing, art making, interactive games, and socializing. Halloween is also brings a huge crowd, fun and gets crazy with so many people dressed up in wild unimaginable costumes. Any month, you'll be at one of the most happening party in Honolulu cause this is where it's at.
- Honolulu Museum of ArtMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 21, 2013
This is the social hotspot to be at during the last Friday of the month! The museum transforms into a lively nightlife spot where live bands, bars and food stations are set up throughout the venue. Super fun way to spend a Friday evening and check out the exhibits.
- Honolulu Museum of ArtJun 11, 2013
Come for the art, but make sure you call ahead of time and reserve a spot for lunch. Food is great, and it is fun to sit down after looking at all the museum has to offer. The gift shop near the restaurant is amazing. I buy earrings here every time I am in Honolulu. Call from the mainland to get a spot for lunch, you don't want to miss out, and it is very popular.
- Honolulu Museum of ArtMar 31, 2013
This museum does have some impressive pieces in its permanent collection, as well as a decent amount of information about those pieces. There are also small open areas with various themes throughout the museum, which do provide nice areas to take a breather while wandering throughout the complex.
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- Honolulu Museum of ArtMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Sep 15, 2012
This is totally the modern Hawaiian idea of a museum. When I went there was a boardshots exhibit and a Honolulu tattoo display. Unfortunately neither were very well done. Some of the Asian art is impressive. You can hang out at the cafe for free, which is pleasant.