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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


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 the museum.

Robert Allerton Art Library

For further information and to make appointments, please email

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.

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Reproduction Information

For image reproduction rights, please email Requests will be handled in the order in which they are received. Please allow two weeks for your request to be addressed.

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