AAA Editor Notes
Honolulu Museum of Art, 900 S. Beretania St. between Victoria St. and Ward Ave., was originally built around the 4,500-piece art collection of founder Anna Rice Cooke. Opening onto a series of lovely garden courts, the museum’s galleries now house more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years.
Approximately 18,000 paintings, sculpture, decorative art objects and works on paper comprise the European and American collection. Highlights include Hawaiian quilts and feather capes, Italian Renaissance paintings, and works by such renowned artists as Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, van Gogh and Warhol.
The outstanding Asian collection includes examples of Japanese woodblock prints, Buddhist sculpture, Korean ceramics and Chinese paintings from the Qing and Ming dynasties.
Classes, events, special exhibitions and a theater that presents films and concerts round out the offerings.
Guided tours are available. Food is available.