Mission: The mission of The Contemporary Museum is to develop public appreciation and understanding of contemporary art through exhibition and education programs, through the collection and preservation of art since 1940, and to preserve and maintain the historical residences and surrounding gardens for the enjoyment and enrichment of Hawaii's residents and visitors. TCM is the only museum devoted exclusively to contemporary art-- the art of today.
Geographic areas served: Honolulu and the State of Hawaii
Programs: Operation and maintenance of a public art museum.
I'm never disappointed visiting the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu at Makiki Heights. There's always something new to see, whether it be a sculpture tucked away in the gardens or a new exhibit in the main gallery, or even finding a unique item in the gift shop. Coming up the mountain to Makiki heights is always a relaxing experience, a place to get away and ponder things you'd normally never think of.