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Honolulu Museum of Art: Honolulu Museum of Art

Research access guide for the Honolulu Museum of Art.

General Information

Facility: Honolulu Museum of Art
Address: 900 S. Beretania
Honolulu HI 96814
Phone: (808) 532-8700
Email: email
Hours: Hours of Operation

About the museum:

Founded in 1927 by Anna Rice Cooke, the Honolulu Museum of Art was originally based on the Cookes' art collection. It has expanded considerably since its opening on the Cookes' own property, and now includes a theater, several galleries, and programs at several other locations.

For more information concerning the Japanese collections, please contact Shawn Eichman at (808) 532-8710 or by email.


Database of digitized items from the museum's permanent collections. Digitized items are separated by collection and historical period of origin, and are searchable.

Digital representations of each collection at the museum, including brief descriptions and sample images of items in each collection.

Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of October 2014

The Honolulu Museum of Art has a permanent collections size of 50,000 items. Of these, approximately 23,000 belong to the Asian art collections. Items date from ancient times to the 21st century, approximating 5,000 years of Hawaiian cultural history.

One notable collection at the Honolulu Museum of Art is their collection of 10,000-12,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, approximately half of which were donated by James A. and Mari Michener.


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How to Use the Facility

Using the Collections

The Honolulu Museum of Art is open six days a week, with $10 admission for adults. Members of the museum gain free admission. There are several holidays during which admission is free.

Reproduction Information

Reproduction requests should be submitted using the application for reproduction permission, available on the museum's Rights & Reproductions page. Questions can be submitted by email.

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