Honolulu Museum of Art

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Key Info

900 S. Beretania St.

Price & Hours

$20 for adults; free for kids 17 and younger
Tues-Sun 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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In 2011, the Honolulu Academy of Arts joined forces with the Contemporary Museum to create the Honolulu Museum of Art. Together, this museum and its sister property, Spalding House, feature an art collection that spans across seas, styles and centuries. For the price of entry at one museum, you can also explore the other within the same day. (But note: They're 2 miles away from each other.)

Along with pieces by Europe's great painters (Picasso, Gauguin and van Gogh, to name a few), the Honolulu Museum of Art's main campus showcases one of America's best Asian art collections. Many visitors praise the property's Asian art exhibit, but for a truly unique experience, several recommend checking out the Arts of Hawai'i collection, where you can view Georgia O'Keeffe's Maui landscapes and indigenous feather capes. Others suggest saving time for Spalding House's permanent David Hockney installation.

You'll find the Honolulu Museum of Art's main campus about a mile away from Iolani Palace and Ala Moana Center near the eastern end of the city center. Fee-based street or lot parking is available nearby, or you can take the Waikiki Trolley or bus No. 1, 1L, 2 or 2L to the property. From the main campus, you can reach the Spalding House via the No. 13 bus or the museum's free courtesy shuttle, which is available every Tuesday. The Honolulu Museum of Art welcomes visitors Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., while Spalding House is open Tuesday to Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults; children 17 and younger get in for free. Tickets cover entrance to both the Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House, plus a cafe, a gift shop and an art library. Visit the museum's official website for more information.

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