2871Re: [aloha-donblanding] Re: Museum
- Apr 10, 2002http://www.honoluluacademy.org/ 1927 was the year of its inception same as
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Honolulu Academy of Arts
A Museum for Everyone
A Registered National Historic Place
accredited by the
American Association of Museums
In founding the Honolulu Academy of Arts in 1927, Anna Rice Cooke wanted to
share her love of the arts with the children and people of Hawaii: "That our
children of many nationalities and races, born far from the centers of art,
may receive an intimation of their own cultural legacy and wake to the ideals
embodied in the arts of their neighbors…"
From that vision the Academy has become "A Museum for Everyone," both a
destination for international visitors and a magnet for the people of Hawaii.
The multiculturalism of Hawaii, so deeply appreciated by Anna Rice Cooke, is
reflected in the Academy's renowned collections of both Western and Asian
Among the most notable features of the Academy's permanent holdings of 35,000
works are the James A. Michener Collection of ukiyo-e prints and the Samuel
H. Kress Foundation collection of Italian Renaissance paintings. Traditional
arts of Africa, the Pacific and the Americas are also well represented, as
are textiles and 17,000 works on paper.
In celebration of its upcoming 75th anniversary in 2002, the Academy recently
opened the Luce Pavilion Complex which adds two, 4,000 square-foot galleries
to the museum's 30 other exhibition spaces. The second floor gallery is the
permanent home for the Academy's collection of indigenous and traditional
The Honolulu Academy of Arts is a private, non-profit institution located in
a historic building not far from downtown Honolulu or Waikiki. With its full
schedule of studio art classes, gallery tours, school programs, family
activities, as well as a film and performance series, the Academy is dynamic
and ever-changing--fulfilling the dream of Anna Rice Cooke and distinguishing
itself as Hawaii's premier arts institution.
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