The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) re-opened to the public on Monday, July 13, with a new exhibit. “Mai hoʻohuli i ka lima i ka luna” features Hawaiian art from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and is guest curated by Drew Broderick, Kaʻili Chun, and Kapulani Landgraf.
The museum cafe, Artizen by MW, has re-opened. The museum shop has closed.
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. The museum cafe, Artizen by MW, is open for breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday.
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