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Honolulu Museum of Art and Shangri La

What: Hawaiʻi’s largest fine arts museum

Where: Located near Downtown Honolulu
Not far from Downtown Honolulu, the Honolulu Museum of Art has been sharing the arts with Hawaiʻi since 1927. With a permanent collection of more than 60,000 pieces, this is Hawaiʻi's largest general fine-arts museum. 
Stroll from gallery to gallery past open-air courtyards and ponds. Explore one of the finest collections of Asian art in the world as well as impressive collections of Western, European and Polynesian art. If you feel like seeing a film, visit Doris Duke Theatre, which plays an impressive slate of foreign and independent films. After browsing the galleries, take a break to have lunch in the open-air HoMA Cafē or recharge with an energizing drink at the Coffee Bar. 
For a different evening experience, head to the museum on Fridays and Saturdays for HoMA Nights - when it is open until 9pm and offers live music, drinks and bites at the café, and hands-on art experiences. See the latest exhibitions, stargaze in the courtyards and meet new people. For more detailed information on HoMA Nights click here

Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design

Shangri-La is a center for Islamic arts and cultures, offering guided tours of what was formerly the home of American heiress and philanthropist Doris Duke. Built in 1937, Shangri La was inspired by Dukeʻs extensive travels throughout North Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia. With an impressive seaside view of Lēʻahi (Lēʻahi Head), Shangri La is home to such Islamic treasures as rich Iranian tilework, Indian jewelry and an entire wood-paneled room from Damascus. Tours are held Wednesdays through Saturdays and are often booked weeks in advance. All tours leave from the Honolulu Museum of Art.