Collection & Exhibitions

From an initial gift of 4,500 works of art from Mrs. Charles Montague Cooke in 1927, the Honolulu Museum of Art’s permanent collection has grown to more than 50,000 objects. The collection is at the heart of the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, interpret, and teach the visual arts for future generations. It represents all the major cultures of Hawai‘i and spans 5,000 years, from ancient times to today.

Utagawa Kunisada and the Spectacle of Kabuki Set Design

Why Are You Painting?

Hokusai's Mount Fuji

O Kalani

Optical Impact

Presence

New Exhibitions at First Hawaiian Center

Collection

Arts of Hawaii

European and American prints

Japanese Woodblocks