Honolulu Museum of Art

The center of art, in the center of the Pacific

Hawaii may be an unexpected locale for a world-class art museum, but that’s exactly where “the best small museum in the country” is located, according to former Director of the National Gallery J. Carter Brown.

The Honolulu Museum of Art’s collection is often compared to some of the most prestigious art museums in the world, hosting more than 50,000 pieces of art from all corners of the globe. These carefully curated pieces span over 5,000 years and represent the world’s most impactful artists and cultures.

Built in 1926, the Honolulu Museum of Art, or HoMA, was among the first art museums in the U.S. to blend its indoor and outdoor spaces into a seamless architectural layout, creating a harmonious relationship between the art, galleries and museum courtyards. This special ambiance can even be enjoyed at night – with extended evening hours, food, live entertainment and courtyard activities on Fridays and Saturdays.

Every visit to HoMA can be a memorable one, with its storied history, incredible collection and constantly evolving programs. It’s a delight that you won’t want to miss when visiting Oahu.

Open Thursdays - Sundays