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Honolulu Museum of Art
Originally built around the collection of a Honolulu matron who donated much of her estate to the museum, the academy is housed in a maze of courtyards, cloistered walkways, and quiet, low-ceilinged spaces. There's an impressive permanent collection that includes Hiroshige's ukiyo-e Japanese prints, donated by James Michener; Italian Renaissance paintings; and American and European art. The newer Luce Pavilion complex, nicely incorporated into the more traditional architecture of the place, has a traveling-exhibit gallery, a Hawaiian gallery, an excellent café, and a gift shop. The Doris Duke Theatre screens art films. This is also the jumping-off place for tours of Doris Duke's estate, Shangri-La (these tours are very much in demand and should be reserved far in advance). Call or check the website for special exhibits, concerts, and films. www.honolulumuseum.org. COST: $10; free 1st Wed. and 3rd Sun. of month; tours of Shangri-La $25 (includes transportation). OPEN: Tues.--Sat. 10--4:30, Sun. 1--5; Shangri-La tours Wed.--Sat. 8:30--1:30 by reservation only.