Located on the southern side of the island, the Honolulu Museum of Art is a shady retreat where you can relax and learn about Hawaii's thriving art culture. Stroll through the many galleries, read about art history at the Robert Allerton Art Library, or enjoy a light lunch at the cafe and coffee bar.
The Honolulu Museum of Art has been open to the public since 1927. The founder, Anna Rice Cooke, started her own art collection; when it grew out of control, she turned it into a public museum. While you're visiting, take note of the gorgeous architecture - many of the homes in Honolulu have been modeled after the museum's unique blend of Eastern and Western styles.
The museum is open from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm and is closed on Mondays. Families can get free admission on the third Sunday of every month. If you enjoy independent films, see what's currently playing at the Doris Duke Theatre on the museum grounds.