Spotlight Tours

These 30-minute docent-led tours throw the spotlight on a specific aspect of the Honolulu Museum of Art's collection. Tour theme changes weekly—learn about Rococo art one week and Chinese ceramics another. Visit often to learn about the art.

Spotlight Tours are held Tuesdays through Saturdays at 1:30pm. Free with museum admission. No reservations required—just drop-in. Meet inside museum entrance.

Please call 532-8701 to confirm that there is a volunteer docent available if you are making a special trip.

Spotlight Tour Schedule 2016


Date:                                                                            

Topic: 

May 3, 4, 5, 6 + 7 

Buddhist sculpture

May 10, 11, 12, 13 + 14 

Rococo landscapes

May 17, 18, 19, 20 + 21 

Shintō sculpture

May 24, 25, 26, 27 + 28  

Marcel Duchamp's Boîte-en-valise

May 31, June 1, 2, 3 + 4  

Zen landscapes

June 7, 8, 9, 10 + 11 

Nagas of Southeast Asia

June 14, 15, 16, 17 + 18    

Eskimo masks

June 21, 22, 23, 24 + 25   

African figures

June 28, 29, 30, July 1 + 2    

Bodhisattvas

July 5, 6, 7, 8 + 9   

Snuff bottles

July 12, 13, 14, 15 + 16   

Melanesian faces

July 19, 20, 21, 22 + 23   

Henri Matisse and Annalise

July 26, 27, 28, 29 + 30  

Haniwai of ancient Japan

Aug 2, 3, 4, 5 + 6    

A Zen landscape painting

Aug 9, 10, 11, 12 + 13

Recently unearthed treasures from China 

Aug 16, 17, 18, 19 + 20    

Hiroshige's City: From Edo to Tokyo

Aug 23, 24, 25, 26 + 27    

An unbelievable potpourri jar

Aug 30, 31, Sept 1, 2 + 3   

Hubert Vos in Hawai‘i and China