Mahalo to the entire HoMA community for your dedication and commitment to the Honolulu Museum of Art during these turbulent and unpredictable times. We are thrilled to announce that the museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 16, with new hours geared toward convenience and accessibility for Hawai‘i residents, and several new safety protocols in place.
As the community now embarks down a path to recovery and new norms, we are truly excited to welcome everyone back to reconnect with the art that we’ve all missed, and surround ourselves in the uplifting and healing environment that our museum represents.
Upon reopening, the museum will adjust its days of operation to Thursdays through Sundays and introduce new evening hours. This new schedule will allow the museum to ease back into full operations and allow for maximum accessibility for the community. HoMA will have evening hours on the weekends for the first time since 1972, when it became the first museum in Hawai‘i to do so.
The museum’s new hours are:
- Thursdays: 10am to 6pm (extended two hours)
- Fridays and Saturdays: 10am to 9pm (new evening hours, extended five hours)
- Sundays: 10am to 6pm (extended two hours)
The HoMA Café will be open and observing safe social distancing with grab-and-go menu items, as well as drinks and refreshments. We welcome our guests to gather safely and enjoy an evening beverage (we’ll have keiki-friendly options) under the stars in our courtyards, so that the whole family can enjoy the unique experience of being in the art museum at night.
As a part of HoMA’s ongoing commitment to being accessible and welcoming to the local community, the museum is thrilled to partner with Hawaiian Airlines® Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard® to extend free admission to all Hawai‘i residents every Friday from 4–9pm, through September 11.
And in case you haven’t yet seen the landmark exhibition, one of the most exciting aspects of HoMA’s reopening is the extension of 30 Americans, which will remain on view through September 6. The highly acclaimed, thought-provoking traveling exhibition features works by 30 renowned contemporary artists connected through their African American cultural history, and was well-received prior to the museum’s abrupt closure in March. You’ll also be able to enjoy Hokusai’s Mt. Fuji, an in-depth exploration of Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji, one of the most famous ukiyo-e series in HoMA’s collection.
Like all other public venues here and around the world that are prioritizing the health and safety of their crowds and audiences, HoMA will adhere to local, state and federal guidance limiting group gatherings and social distancing. The museum will also introduce timed-entrance, contactless payment options, one-way gallery paths to regulate flow of visitors, and the requirement that masks be worn at all times. Enhanced daily cleaning of high traffic areas will be implemented with an emphasis on counter tops, doors, elevator buttons and other frequently touched areas. For more information, please click here.
We are truly grateful to all of you for staying engaged with our art and digital programming throughout this pandemic, for supporting important conversations and dialogs about art, culture, and their role in world events, and for remaining committed to our goals of sustaining and elevating art in our community. We simply can’t wait to see you all back at our incredible museum.