March 17, 2017
HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I—A lot of exciting things happened in 1927—Charles Lindbergh made the first Atlantic nonstop flight, Fritz Lang’s Metropolis was released, the John Rodgers Airport (now Honolulu International Airport) landing strip was paved in time to receive the first flight from the West Coast, the Royal Hawaiian checked in its first guests, and, on April 8, the Honolulu Museum of Art opened its doors to the public with a permanent collection of 500 works from founder Anna Rice Cooke’s personal collection.
Next month marks the museum’s 90th birthday and to celebrate the milestone, it is creating a series of stories and videos that reflect the museum's history and its influence on people’s lives, which will be shared on its blog (honolulumuseum.org/blog) and social media venues—@honolulumuseum on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter—starting April 8.
The museum’s birthday hashtag is #HoMAturns90.
EVENTS AND OFFERINGS SO FAR:
Free admission, April 8: The museum offers free admission on April 8—to celebrate its 90th birthday.
BANK OF HAWAII FAMILY SUNDAY: On April 16, the museum’s monthly family event will celebrate 90 years with free sorbet from Tropilicious.
ARTafterDARK: On April 28, the museum’s monthly art party ARTafterDARK celebrates the museum’s 90th anniversary with a birthday card-making activity, and food vendor EAT Honolulu will offer a sweet birthday treat.
I'M 90!: Guests who are 90 years old get into the museum free, from April 8 to Dec. 31, 2017, with valid ID.
One of the world’s premier art museums, the Honolulu Museum of Art presents international caliber special exhibitions and features a collection that includes Hokusai, van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso and Warhol, as well as traditional Asian and Hawaiian art.
Located in two of Honolulu’s most beautiful buildings, visitors enjoy two cafés, gardens, and films and concerts at the theater. The museum is dedicated to bringing together great art and people to create a more harmonious, adaptable, and enjoyable society in Hawai’i.
Honolulu Museum of Art: 900 S. Beretania Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: 2411 Makiki Heights Drive
Honolulu Museum of Art School: 1111 Victoria Street
Honolulu Museum of Art at First Hawaiian Center: 999 Bishop Street
Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre: 901 Kinau Street (at rear of museum)
Honolulu Museum of Art: Tues–Sat 10 am–4:30pm; Sun 1–5 pm; closed Monday.
Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House: Tues–Sat 10am–4pm; Sun noon–4pm
$10 general admission; children 17 and under are free.