Honolulu Museum of Art
The Honolulu Museum of Art is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and teaching of the visual arts, as well as the presentation of exhibitions, performing arts, films and videos, and public programs that are relevant to Hawai'i's ethnically diverse community. In 1927, Anna Rice Cooke founded the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which has grown steadily, to become one of the finest museums in the United States. In 1961, Thurston Twigg-Smith opened an art gallery—the Contemporary Art Center, which in 1988 became the Contemporary Museum, a private, nonprofit museum for contemporary art in Honolulu. The Contemporary Museum recently gifted its collection and assets to the Honolulu Academy of Arts, merging the two museums and forming a new world-class art museum known as the Honolulu Museum of Art. The Honolulu Museum of Art is now considered to be one of the world’s premier art museums, since it houses a recognised collection of more than 50,000 works of art that span through a 5,000 year time period, including van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol, Monet, Gauguin and Hokusai, as well as traditional Hawaiian and Asian art. As you stroll through the museum’s 30 plus galleries, surrounded by exotic sculptures and waterfall gardens, you will instantly be transported to a different time and location. Located on the 3.5 acre Alice Cooke Spalding home and estate, built in 1925, breathtaking exhibits and stunning collections of modern art dating from 1940 await you in a unique environment with beautifully sculptured gardens and spectacular views of Diamond Head and Waikiki. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy Entry at The Honolulu Museum of Art – only one of the attractions included in the Honolulu Unlimited Attractions Pass. Purchase yours today and get to see the most of Honolulu!