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 proof of vaccination or a negative test result, social distancing, face coverings, and limits on group size. The “I Love Art” hands-on activity gallery is temporarily closed. The museum is housed in the No. 1 Capitol District Building, a State government property, and is subject to Executive Order 21-07 (in effect as of September 13, 2021). 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.