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Research access guide for the Honolulu Museum of Art.


About the Honolulu Museum of Art:

Founded in 1927, the museum was created by Anna Rice Cooke, a woman born into a prominent missionary family on O'ahu. Rice Cooke began the museum with the art collection she and her husband owned, bought primarily from Yeun Kwock Fong Inn, a Chinese furniture maker and art importer in Honolulu. The museum is located on land that was originally the Cookes' house on the island.

Originally founded as the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the museum combined with the Contemporary Museum in 2011-12 and was renamed the Honolulu Museum of Art in the process.

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Institution: Honolulu Museum of Art
Founded: 1927
Type: museum
Locations: Honolulu, HI

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