Founded in 1927 by Anna Rice Cooke, the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is an art museum located near downtown Honolulu, featuring a collection of over 50,000 works. The museum's major strengths are European and American paintings, graphic and decorative arts and the arts of Asia. It also has a Hawaiian collection, an Oceania collection, an Africa collection and a textiles collection.
The museum's mission is education and it also administers the Honolulu Museum of Art School (formerly the Academy Art Center at Linekona), the largest private art school in the Islands. Besides the exhibitions, there is a café, the Robert Allerton Art Library and a museum shop.
Honolulu Museum of Art Hours:
Closed on New Year's Day (Jan 1), Independence Day (July 4), Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November) and Christmas (Dec 25).
Honolulu Museum of Art Café Hours:
Seating times: 11:30 am, 11:45 am, 12 pm, 12:45 pm, 1 pm, 1:15 pm and 1:30 pm
Tuesday through Saturday.
Reservations are recommended: (808) 532-8734
Robert Allerton Art Library Hours:
Wednesday and Thursday 10 am - 3:30 pm, Friday 10 am - 3 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm
Age 17 and under: Free
Entry to the Honolulu Museum of Art Shop, the café and the Robert Allerton Art Library is free.
Other free days:
• Bank of Hawaii Family Sundays: Third Sunday of the month, 11 am - 5 pm
• First Wednesday of every month
• July 31: Admission is free for Hawaii residents (with ID) in honor of La Ho'iho'i Ea (Restoration Day)
Two parking lots:
Honolulu Museum of Art School parking lot (entrance on Beretania Street and Young Street): Mon–Sat 7 am - 11 pm, Sun 10 am - 6 pm, Up to 5 hours: $5, Each additional 30 minutes: $2
1035 Kinau Street parking lot (Diamond Head of Admiral Thomas condos): Free and open to the public on weekends (and from 4:30 pm -11 pm on weekdays)