For over 90 years, the Honolulu Museum of Art has served as a very special gathering place and a unique cultural hub for Hawai‘i’s diverse communities. As an encyclopedic museum hosting some of the most fascinating art on Earth, HoMA’s collection holds more than 50,000 pieces from all corners of the globe, from ancient artifacts to contemporary works, and representing all major cultures of the world.
HoMA’s world-class collection reflects the cultural diversity of our islands and a strong commitment to presenting some of the most inspiring, conversation-starting art works and exhibitions in the world. Sometimes described as a “mini-Met”, the museum is well-known for its extensive collection of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese art, which includes some of the museum’s most prized works: world-famous Japanese woodblock prints.
From the dynamic landscapes of the Volcano School painters, to works by Hawaiʻi’s modern masters like Isami Doi, Madge Tennent, and Satoru Abe, to site-specific installations from emerging contemporary Hawaiʻi artists, HoMA’s collection connects us with Hawaiʻi’s vibrant cultural history and paints a brilliant, forward-facing picture of our future.