About the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM)
The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts invites you to visit the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM). HiSAM is located on the 2nd floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, in downtown Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Admission is always free. The museum is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The museum is closed on Sunday and on state and federal holidays.
For everyone’s safety, staff and visitors must follow current safety protocols, including social distancing, face coverings, and limits on group size. The “I Love Art” hands-on activity gallery is temporarily closed. Learn more at HawaiiCOVID19.com.
View some of the best contemporary art from across the state of Hawaiʻi in our exhibits! HiSAM is a venue for the Art in Public Places Program of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Most of the collection is on display in public buildings, including libraries, schools, and state offices. Artworks in the collection are primarily contemporary works by artists with a connection to Hawai‘i.
On the ground floor of the building was once a recreational area that featured a large swimming pool and bleachers. This area has now been transformed to serve again as an urban oasis. It retains elements that evoke memories of the pool, offering pathways for discovery and sites for reflection. The Sculpture Garden is open during building hours (Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) and museum hours (Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and during special events such as First Fridays).
View Artworks Online
The artworks in the Sculpture Garden can be viewed in the SFCA’s Art in Public Places online catalog: Art in Public Places Catalog
Museum information line (recorded message): (808) 586-0900
Visitor Services (Tuesday – Saturday): (808) 586-9959
Main line (State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Monday – Friday): (808) 586-0300