||If you couldn't guess by the name,
The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, Hawaii concentrates on modern
and contemporary art. With interactive art exhibits and various
forms of other visual art, the museum has been around since 1940.
Their mission is to educate about art while exhibiting it. They
also try to make sure that they preserve all the art they've
collected over the years, including some homes in Hawaii.
Every summer, they hold the annual ArtSpree - a free and fun event
for the entire family. From hands
on activities to interactive art exhibits
to music and other forms of entertainment, this is something that
draws locals and tourists every year. It's a great way that the museum
gives back to the community and helps educate them about the
importance of art, especially Hawaiian contemporary art. This is just
one way they do that, though. They also offer free entry to members of
the military and their families.
Located at 2411 Makiki Heights Drive, Honolulu, the museum is open
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and Sundays from
noon to 4 p.m. The "Contemporary Cafe" is open for lunch, which is
good because you can't bring in outside food. Reservations are
recommended - call (808) 523-3362. Admission is only $8 for adults, $6
for students and seniors, with children 12 and under free. Also, every
third Thursday of the month is free to the public. As you can see, the
museum does a lot to fulfill their mission of making art accessible to
everyone. If you're in the area, stopping by to support them can lead
to a fun afternoon.