“No great artist ever sees things as they really are.
If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
Back in April I had the opportunity to chaperone my little sister and niece for a museum tour (and art lessons) at The Honolulu Academy of Arts.
“The Honolulu Museum of Art is dedicated to the collection, preservation, interpretation, and teaching of the visual arts, and the presentation of exhibitions, films and videos, performing arts, and public programs specifically relevant to Hawai’i’s ethnically diverse community.” – The Honolulu Academy of Arts
It was an inspiring, innovative and educational experience, (several great reasons to visit any art exhibit). The Art Docents were marvelous-knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. The girls got to learn basic art techniques and grasped the story behind some of the most talented artists and their world-renowned work.
Located in the heart of Beretania, across Thomas Square Park, the intriguing Honolulu Academy of Arts is a must-see. The museum offers a wide-range of docent and self-guided tours for students and adults. Scheduled guided tours such as Spotlight Tours, Tea + Tour, Book Club and Walk-In tours, just to name a few, are free (with paid admission).
900 South Beretania Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Tuesday thru Saturday- 10:00am – 4:30pm
Sunday- 1:00pm -5:00pm
Children under 4 years- Free
Children 4-17 years old- $5
Sketching (pencil only, no ink) and still photography (no flash) are permitted in most galleries… yes, photo ops with famous paintings ARE available 🙂 Emphasis on NO TOUCHING any artwork please!
My favorite painting can be found in the “Orange Room”. I’d love to hang this on my palace walls one day 😉 😉
Some photos below:
If you have some free time and in the mood to be inspired, visit the Honolulu Academy of Arts! 😉