Any good trip to a culturally-rich city features a walk through the silent halls of an art museum. In Honolulu, the museum of choice for both modern and historic artifacts unique to the island are the two Honolulu Museum of Art locations. Founded in 1927, the sprawling museum has amassed a collection of more than 50,000 works spanning 5,000 years over two distinct sites: the primary structure in the heart of Honolulu and the historic Spalding House location tucked into the hills above the city.
If all of that isn’t enough to scratch your artistic itch, they also offer guided tours of the magnificent Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design that American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke created to house her massive array of art and artifacts from North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.
Find out what current exhibitions and historic galleries are housed under the museum's roof here.