Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is an art museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. The museum is the largest of its kind in the state and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke. The museum has one of the largest single collections of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the United States, and since its official opening on April 8, 1927, its collections have grown to more than 50,000 works of art.

The Honolulu Museum of Art was called “the finest small museum in the United Statesˮ by J. Carter Brown, director of the National Gallery of Art from 1969 to 1992. It 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. In 2011, The Contemporary Museum gifted its assets and collection to the Honolulu Academy of Arts; in 2012, the combined museum changed its name to the Honolulu Museum of Art. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is registered as a National and State Historical site. In 1990, the Honolulu Museum of Art School was opened to expand the program of studio art classes and workshops. In 2001, the Henry R. Luce Pavilion Complex opened with the Honolulu Museum of Art Café, Museum Shop, and Henry R. Luce Wing with 8,000 square feet (740 m2) of gallery space.

The Honolulu Museum of Art 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, the 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.

Doris Duke Theatre

The Doris Duke Theatre at the museum seats 280. It hosts movies, concerts, lectures, and presentations. The theatre is also home to Hawaii’s GLBT film festival the Rainbow Film Festival. It is currently run by Theatre Manager, Taylour Chang. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Shangri La: Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art

Doris Duke (1912–1993) built Shangri La with the help of American architect Marion Sims Wyeth. Duke’s collection of Islamic art was assembled over 60 years.

Restaurants and Pubs

  • Waffle and Berry is located at Inside Ohana Hale Marketplace, 333 Ward Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • Merriman’s Honolulu is located at 1108 Auahi St #170, Honolulu, HI
  • Suzie Wong’s Hideaway is located at 1913 Dudoit Ln, Honolulu, HI


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