HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART (HOMA) maintains an extensive collection of Western and Asian art, boasts a movie theater that promotes independent and international fidlms, and hosts a monthly evening event — Art After Dark — that mixes art with nightlife.
The museum’s Asian collection is one of the most important assemblages of its kind in an American museum, and includes the James A. Michener collection of 5,400 Japanese prints, Chinese jade and Japanese bronze.
Call the museum at 808-532- 8700, or visit honolulumuseum.org for more information.
Another option is HAWAI‘I STATE ART MUSEUM (HISAM) . Supported by Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, HiSAM houses four galleries and numerous collections celebrating local and global works. Called the “People’s Museum,” HiSAM boasts a multipurpose room for various special events. Group tours of the galleries are also available. Call the museum, or visit the website to discover what’s happening and what’s on view. Affixed on second floor of the Capitol District Building, admission is free, the museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visit hisam.hawaii.gov.