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Honolulu Museum of Art

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The Honolulu Museum of Art was founded in 1927 and has over 50,000 different works from the past 5,000 years. Hawaii has a much richer history than many may realize and the Museum of Art puts all these works on display. The Museum has many different exhibits and pieces to see but the best are listed below.

Van Gogh

Honolulu’s Museum of Art is home to a collection of paintings from Vincent Van Gogh, one of the world’s most famous 19th century artists. Visitors can enjoy his works as they tour through the museum and see firsthand the visionary’s work.


Known for his highly detailed and slightly askew impressions, Claude Monet shared the Artist stage with Van Gogh in the 19th century. His famous lily pad impression piece is displayed in Honolulu’s museum of Art and is one of the most visited collections in the museum.


Pablo Picasso’s Fan, Pipe, and Glass hangs in the walls of the Museum of Art with dignity and grace. It fits well with the offbeat vibe of the island. This particular piece was created by Picasso prior to his use of color and is seemingly depressing to some visitors. Nonetheless, there is nothing that compares to seeing a Picasso painting in real life and luckily this museum is in possession of one.

In addition to the museum’s fantastic permanent collection, traveling exhibits from all of over the world make their rounds at this prestigious Museum of Art. Recent exhibits include the Samurai Weapons and Armor which children would thoroughly enjoy, and the Tattoo Hawaii exhibit. Hawaii is a state rich in history and in art, and anyone who visits the Museum of Art in Honolulu will be amazed at the beauty and refined quality of the museum. If you decide to visit the famous islands of Hawaii don’t miss the opportunity to discover this rich and gorgeous seaside museum. 


Tue - Sat 10am-4:30pm; Sunday 1-5pm; Closed Monday
Address/Map:  900 S Beretania St, Honolulu, HI 96814
Phone: (808) 532-8700
Website: Plan your visit to Honolulu Museum of Art
Admission: Adults $10 | Free for Members and Age 17 and under