Japan's Western art collection a rare show

HONOLULU -- Paintings that had never before been viewed outside Japan are on display in the "Japan & Paris: Impressionism, Postimpressionism and the Modern Era" exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Arts through June 6.

Included are works by Monet, Picasso, Cezanne, Pissarro, Matisse, Modigliani, Renoir, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec and Gauguin.

Several French pieces in the exhibition were among those acquired by the first Japanese collectors of Western modernism. In addition, the works of Japanese artists who were instrumental in the introduction of Western modes of expression to Japan will be featured.

Admission to the exhibition is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 to 17. Children under 6 are admitted free.

For more information, call (808) 532-8719. Exhibition hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Thursdays from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m.; and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

United Vacations has packages

HONOLULU -- United Vacations is offering packages that include tickets to the "Japan & Paris: Impressionism, Postimpressionism and the Modern Era" exhibit at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

The packages also cover roundtrip air fare on United Airlines, five-night hotel accommodations and roundtrip hotel transfers.

A package with accommodations at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, for example, begins at $799 per person, double, from San Francisco or Los Angeles; $1,069 from Chicago or New York; and $1,119 from Washington. Prices include the fifth night free and Big Kahuna Vacation Values. Rates reflect Wednesday or Thursday departures for travel through May 27.

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