Honolulu Art Galleries

(Honolulu, Hawaii - HI, USA)

The art galleries of Honolulu largely promote Hawaiian artists and their island paintings, many of which are showcased at the Hawaii State Art Museum on South Hotel Street. This popular gallery is officially managed by the Hawaii State Foundation for Culture and the Arts, and comprises three main exhibition spaces, where a compelling mixture of ethic-influenced art works are displayed.

Another very noteworthy gallery in the capital is the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House , which is mostly devoted to modern art. Culture seekers in the city may also like to check out the Honolulu Museum of Art on South Beretania Street, which was established in 1927 and now contains in excess of 40,000 art works, both national and international, with many of these being displayed within its spacious Henry R. Luce Pavilion Complex.

Of note, independent art galleries and studios in Honolulu also hold free receptions during the evenings of the First Friday Gallery Walk every month, to celebrate art and artists.

Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House

Address: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, Hawaii HI, 96822, USA
Tel: +1 808 526 1322
Spalding House is located in one of Honolulu's upscale neighborhoods, close to the Makiki Valley State Recreation Area. Especially renowned for its David Hockney 'L'Enfant et les Sortileges' exhibition in the Cades Pavilion, its six galleries display work from as far back as the 1960s. Also of note is the collection of works of contemporary Hawaiian artists and the excellent café and shop. The Asian themed grounds of Spalding House, with their reflecting pools and terraces and breathtaking views of the majestic Diamond Head, are worthy of exploration.
Open hours: Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00, Sunday - 12:00 to 16:00, Gallery and Garden Tour: Tuesday to Sunday - 13:30
Admission: charge, members and children 17 years old and under are free, first Wednesday of each month is free

Honolulu Museum of Art

Address: 900 South Beretania Street, Hawaii HI, 96814, USA
Tel: +1 808 532 8700
Situated close to Thomas Square and the First United Methodist Church, the Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly Honolulu Academy of Arts) is an interesting and varied gallery consisting of Italian Renaissance paintings and European art, as well as Japanese prints. There are also six open-air courtyards for viewing, a traveling-exhibit gallery, a dedicated Hawaiian exhibition space, select Islamic art tours and a theater.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:30, Sunday - 13:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, members and children 17 years old and under are free, first Wednesday of each month is free

Hawaii State Art Museum

Address: 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii HI, 96813, USA
Tel: +1 808 586 0900
Located on the second floor of the remarkable State Capitol Building, within the Hawaii Capital Historic District, the Hawaii State Art Museum is a huge complex boasting numerous Hawaiian works of art. Galleries include the Ewa Gallery, with its visual arts history, the Diamond Head and the Sculpture Gallery, and there is also a café and gift shop on site. Of note, the campus of the Hawaii Pacific University stands a couple of blocks away, as does St. Andrew's Cathedral and the Kawaiaha'o Church.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: free

Pegge Hopper Gallery

Address: 1164 Nuuanu Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii HI, 96817, USA
Tel: +1 808 524 1160
Situated in Chinatown, the Pegge Hopper Gallery is an exhibition of the renowned artist's contemporary work on island women. Hopper's colorful paintings also grace other galleries around Oahu, while this venue regularly displays works by other renowned artists.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday - 11:00 to 16:00, Saturday - 11:00 to 15:00
Admission: free