Honolulu Museum of Art Events

By Andy Beth Miller

Photo: Honolulu Museum of Art.

Housing an impressive collection that features the works of such stunning artists as Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, the Honolulu Museum of Art (HOMA) is a favorite attraction for both Hawaii visitors and local residents alike. With an official mission of “bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawaii,” HOMA takes this role of stewardship and educational responsibility very seriously, dedication which is clearly reflected in the institution’s many sponsored events offered to the public, all of which are specifically designed to promote this worthy vision and cause.


Honolulu Museum of Art, Oahu. Photo: EJ Dingal.

Perhaps the most known of the events regularly hosted by HOMA is ARTafterDARK. This event is HOMA’s monthly art party, held on the last Friday of each 30-day cycle, January through October, from 6 to 9 p.m. Here, for a small fee (admission is free for museum members and children under the age of 12 and $25 for all others) guests gather to enjoy an amazing evening filled with food, art, music, dancing and drinks.

Doris Duke Theatre

Doris Duke Theatre, Oahu. Photo: beautifulcataya.

Far from limiting the appreciation of the arts to the confines of a canvas, HOMA’s Doris Duke Theatre covers the musical, cinematic and educational aspects of the arts, showcasing various concerts and live performances by world-renowned and local artists. In fact, near weekly events are offered here onsite, and the theatre even hosts its own enlightening lecture series, opening its doors for all who desire to keep learning and evolving in broadened knowledge.

Family Sundays

Spalding House, Maikiki Heights, Honolulu, Oahu. Photo: Napua Heen / Hawaii.com.

Every third Sunday, HOMA invites families to come experience the arts at both the Beretania location as well as their Maikiki Heights location, called Spalding House. Hosted by the Bank of Hawaii, this event is free and open to the public. Families can enjoy an extensive program chock-full of art activities, entertainment and film focused on a specific exhibition or art principle. There is a free shuttle bus available to ferret you between the Honolulu Museum of Art and Spalding House, so you can enjoy both locatios!

These offerings from HOMA promise an educational and exciting time of enrichment and enjoyment. For more information, visit www.honolulumuseum.org. We’ll see you there!

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