Honolulu Museum of Art
Honolulu Museum of Art
4.5
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
One of the world’s premier art museums 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. Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. Other location: Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House
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  • Patrick B
    706 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum to spend a few hours
    Great museum to spend a few hours. They have a very diverse collection including modern art and art from across the globe. The building itself is also really nice. Definitely worth spending a few hours.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 August 2023
  • StarrcommaRock
    New York City, New York69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience
    Just recently went this last Wednesday when it opened at 10am. It was not crowded and had a lot to see. The feature exhibit was interesting. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Met some wonderful ladies in the gift shop made a purchase as well. I wasn’t able to comeback to the jazz show later on that evening maybe next time.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 September 2023
  • sparkyart53@yahoo.com
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good afternoon among art
    This is an excellent art museum. The permanent collections include great works of art including Monet, Cezanne, Modigliani, Van Gogh, and De Chirico. When you consider that these paintings had to make ocean crossing in some cases, it is good to see that they survived the trip. Also notable are the Asian collections. There is a very nice cafe and also a coffee place. The grounds are gorgeous, with tranquil places to sit. The museum is bigger than it looks from the street, and is right on a bus line. I would not take kids younger than 10, unless they are really into art museums.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • Emma
    Christchurch, New Zealand380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a nice way to spend an afternoon.
    We spent just over an hour here before getting on the shuttle to the Shangri-La. A really amazing museum, lovely to walk around and really well laid out. Great little cafe for a refreshing cold drink and bite to eat too before heading to the Shangri-La. Give yourself more time than we did though as there is so much to see and take in.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Hawaiian Canuck
    Vancouver, Canada2,038 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best local city art museums in the country.
    I love this art museum. Every time I come to the islands I try to visit. The permanent collection is always good to have a look see and the temporary exhibits are always interesting, creative and informative. Definitely have lunch at the on-site restaurant ( the curried turkey salad is excellent) and check out the great gift shop and their Koa wood mini surfboard bookmarks.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 17 December 2023
  • ahp549
    Winston Salem, North Carolina12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Suprizing range of exhibits
    Wonderful museum! It has a wonderful expanse of eras and types of art work. It's well laid out and easy to manage. Wonderful museum! It has a wonderful expanse of eras and types of art work. It's well laid out and easy to manage.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 March 2024
  • David H
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bad parking for wheelchair users.
    My visit started with a negative, the car park is not connected to the museum. I am a solo wheelchair user, and had to wheel myself up the car park (which is on an incline) to pay, then along an uneven footpath, across two roads, and then up another footpath as the disabled entrance is at the side of the building. Because of where the car park is, I assumed that the building next to it was the museum, it wasn’t, it is the museum of art college! Thankfully, a really pleasant woman, a lecturer I assume, was quite happy to push me to where I needed to be, all the way, what a lovely, lovely lady. She then made sure I knew which way I needed to go to get back to my car. It is for this reason that I have given this review four stars, the rest of my experience was positive, a vet interesting museum, AND wheelchair friendly.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 May 2024
  • SFTraveler
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Museum
    This museum is great. There is a large collection of Asian art and artifacts and many more items, including Hawaiian art/fashion, modern art, and a few European paintings (e.g., Monet, Van Gogh). I was pleasantly surprised with the number of items to see - I was in the museum for about three hours. I highly recommend a trip to this museum if you find yourself in Honolulu.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 18 May 2024
  • JulesA59
    Edmond, Oklahoma6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    HOMA is a hidden Gem in Honolulu!
    We are art museum people and when I found out there was a Monet waterlily there we put it on our list. Although small, it does have a wide variety of different art work and is in a pleasant setting. Parking is easy to find and $5. It's closed Monday & Tuesday and you can make reservations online or walk in.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 June 2024
  • kathleenMdee
    Charleston, South Carolina165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible art collection amongst serene courtyards
    This museum absolutely blew me away. The low-profile, unassuming facade tricks you as is almost blends into the bustle of downtown Honolulu. Yet, step inside to find the most austere, contemplative, thoughtfully curated galleries of Hawaiian, Asian and world art galleries built around tranquil courtyards. The art is themed beautifully by nation of origin so you really get a sense of place while enjoying the artworks. Rotating exhibits keep things fresh: I enjoyed the temporary exhibition celebrating Aloha-wear and the textile history that led up to its birth. The gift shop and cafe at HoMa are terrific as well - don’t miss this on your next trip to Honolulu!
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 11 July 2024
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kathleenMdee
Charleston, SC165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2024 • Family
This museum absolutely blew me away. The low-profile, unassuming facade tricks you as is almost blends into the bustle of downtown Honolulu. Yet, step inside to find the most austere, contemplative, thoughtfully curated galleries of Hawaiian, Asian and world art galleries built around tranquil courtyards. The art is themed beautifully by nation of origin so you really get a sense of place while enjoying the artworks. Rotating exhibits keep things fresh: I enjoyed the temporary exhibition celebrating Aloha-wear and the textile history that led up to its birth. The gift shop and cafe at HoMa are terrific as well - don’t miss this on your next trip to Honolulu!
Written 11 July 2024
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JulesA59
Edmond, OK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We are art museum people and when I found out there was a Monet waterlily there we put it on our list. Although small, it does have a wide variety of different art work and is in a pleasant setting. Parking is easy to find and $5. It's closed Monday & Tuesday and you can make reservations online or walk in.
Written 3 June 2024
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SFTraveler
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
This museum is great. There is a large collection of Asian art and artifacts and many more items, including Hawaiian art/fashion, modern art, and a few European paintings (e.g., Monet, Van Gogh). I was pleasantly surprised with the number of items to see - I was in the museum for about three hours. I highly recommend a trip to this museum if you find yourself in Honolulu.
Written 18 May 2024
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David H
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
My visit started with a negative, the car park is not connected to the museum. I am a solo wheelchair user, and had to wheel myself up the car park (which is on an incline) to pay, then along an uneven footpath, across two roads, and then up another footpath as the disabled entrance is at the side of the building. Because of where the car park is, I assumed that the building next to it was the museum, it wasn’t, it is the museum of art college! Thankfully, a really pleasant woman, a lecturer I assume, was quite happy to push me to where I needed to be, all the way, what a lovely, lovely lady. She then made sure I knew which way I needed to go to get back to my car. It is for this reason that I have given this review four stars, the rest of my experience was positive, a vet interesting museum, AND wheelchair friendly.
Written 4 May 2024
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Dexter K
Honolulu, HI19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great art museum, lots of well-preserved and big name pieces. Friendly staff, some fun activities, great acoustics, and easy experience. Would recommend.
Written 21 April 2024
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ahp549
Winston Salem, NC12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Wonderful museum! It has a wonderful expanse of eras and types of art work. It's well laid out and easy to manage.

Wonderful museum! It has a wonderful expanse of eras and types of art work. It's well laid out and easy to manage.
Written 18 March 2024
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Connector23166534402
Portland, OR5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Enjoyed the Asian Art and a wonderful collection of masks. The Buddha statues were outstanding! There was a lot of contemporary art and the old masters.
Written 4 January 2024
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Californiastaner
San Miguel, CA7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
If you want to do the tour, get there early. The docent leaves and no one knows where they go, so you won’t be able to follow or catch up with them. Very frustrating when their Cafe is unbelievably slow and will lie to you and tell you that you can get served in 30 minutes. You won’t be. You’ll miss whatever you try to do.
Written 29 December 2023
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Hawaiian Canuck
Vancouver, Canada2,038 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I love this art museum. Every time I come to the islands I try to visit. The permanent collection is always good to have a look see and the temporary exhibits are always interesting, creative and informative. Definitely have lunch at the on-site restaurant ( the curried turkey salad is excellent) and check out the great gift shop and their Koa wood mini surfboard bookmarks.
Written 17 December 2023
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Emma
Christchurch, New Zealand380 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We spent just over an hour here before getting on the shuttle to the Shangri-La. A really amazing museum, lovely to walk around and really well laid out. Great little cafe for a refreshing cold drink and bite to eat too before heading to the Shangri-La.
Give yourself more time than we did though as there is so much to see and take in.
Written 30 October 2023
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