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THERE ARE ALWAYS GREAT DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITS AT THIS PLACE. ..ALSO I HAVE BEEN TO VERY NICE CONCERTS THAT THEY HAVE HAD IN A SMALL AND COMFORTABLE THEATRE THEY HAVE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE GROUNDS. THE ARTS CENTER WAS STARTED IN 1922 FOR THE SAKE OF THE HAWAIIAN CHILDREN TO BE ABLE TO BE INTRODUCED TO ART FROM AROUND THE WORLD..THERE IS THE ART SCHOOL RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET ALSO .......THE HOURS OF THE ARTS ARE ++++++++ Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. IT IS AMAZING HOW MANY ACTIVITIES THEY HAVE FOR ANY AGE. .CLASSES IN ART..ALL SORTS OF GREAT THINGS GOING ON HERE!!!!!!
Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m...................... .Admission $7 adults, $4 students, seniors, and military personnel, free for children under age 12
Address: 900 S. Beretania Street
Directions: ACROSS THE STREET FROM THOMAS SQUARE...TWO BLOCKS FROM THE BLAISELL CENTER....
Phone: 808/532-8700, 808/532-8701
This musuem has a spectactular collection of Asian art and a great collection of art related to Hawaii as well. Of special interest is the Islamic art gallery. There's a fascinating video about the Doris Duke home, Shangri-La, which is packed with Islamic art which was a major fetish of the tobacco heiress. Tours of Shangri-La are run through the Academy and reservations are required (see accompanying tip). There are also some interesting European pieces including some by Monet, Van Gogh, and Cezanne.
The grounds themselves are beautiful with inner courtyards and gardens. The museum also boasts a roomy and well-stocked gift shop and a well-regarded restaurant, the Pavilion Cafe, which is open for lunch. Reservations are recommended.
Admission is $7 with a $3 discount for seniors, students, and members of the military. Children 12 and under are free as is everyone on the first Wednesday of the month. Tours are also offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11am and 1pm. The museum is closed on Mondays.
Address: 900 South Beretania Street
Directions: On Beretania (one way towards the west (leeward) between Ward Avenue and Victoria Street.
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Academy Shop is open Tuesday- Saturday 10AM-4:30PM.
The musuem is closed on Mondays.
You may go to the shop or to lunch at the Pavillon Cafe without paying admission.
Free admission the first Wed of the month.
Address: 900 South Beretania at Ward
Directions: Makiki area, bus # 2 from Wakiki
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