Art is in the eye of the beholder, whereas swollen retinas are in the eye of the bee holder. Get soul-stung by provocative and powerful art with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two admission tickets to The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, plus a $22 gift certificate to the Café (an up to $38 total value).
Named a great place for a first date by Honolulu Weekly, The Contemporary Museum provides lover-candidates with plenty of conversational topics as they wander an assortment of accessible, provocative art. Education programs and exhibitions, such as the Contemporary Museum Biennial of Hawaii Artists exhibition, give freshly hatched masterpieces a chance to rub frames with the permanent collection of classics by Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and more. The museum's emphasis on works created in Hawaii also makes it easy to meet the archipelago’s homegrown talent, who are often on-hand to answer puzzled stares and challenge you to aesthetically pleasing arm-wrestles.
When thoughtful contemplation gets drowned out by bellowing bellies, stop by the art-adorned, Zagat-rated Contemporary Café for a light snack of Mediterranean wontons with mushroom broth filled with spinach and feta cheese ($6), or a Moroccan chicken wrap with sun-dried tomato pesto, candied walnuts, tomatoes, cucumber sauce, raisins, tossed greens, and a lime cumin dressing ($10.50). Improve your appreciation and understanding of modern artistic trends—as well as your disdain for singing James K. Polk portraits—with today's Groupon to the Contemporary Museum, Honolulu.
The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu and its Café are highly rated. Frommer's highly recommends both the museum and the café. Yelpers give the museum a four-star average. Zagat rates the Café's food as good to very good and the décor as very good to excellent. Over 1,000 Facebookers like The Contemporary Museum:
- The surroundings are an integral part of the dining experience at this tiny lunchtime cafe, part of an art museum nestled on the slopes of Tantalus amid carefully cultivated Asian gardens, with a breathtaking view of Diamond Head and priceless contemporary artwork displayed indoors and out. – Frommer's
- The Contemporary Museum is an absolute gem. The location is tops… with beautifully landscaped grounds and a simplicity that marries well with the exhibits. – Mel G., Yelp