Calendar

Aug
27
Tue
Art Lunch: Travel Tales – Artists on the Move
Aug 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

About the August Art Lunch

August 2019: several members of our local teaching artist community will share images and stories from memorable and art-filled recent travels.

About Art Lunch

Art Lunch is a free lunchtime presentation on the last Tuesday of each month. The audience is welcome to bring a lunch to eat during the presentation.

Location

Ground floor Multipurpose Room (to the right as you enter through the front doors of the No. 1 Capitol District building).

Aug
28
Wed
Pau Hana Artist Talk: Jacqueline Rush Lee and Daniel Sheinfeld Rodriguez
Aug 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

About the Artist Talk

Information to be announced.

Schedule

  • 5:30 pm doors open
  • 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Presentations
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Talk/Discussion/Question-and-Answer
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Meet the artist/bar/pupus

Partners

A collaboration with the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI.

Sep
2
Mon
Closed for Labor Day
Sep 2 all-day

The entire building and grounds will be closed for the Labor Day federal holiday.

Sep
4
Wed
Pau Hana Talk
Sep 4 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

About the Talk

Information to be announced.

Schedule

  • 5:30 pm doors open
  • 6:00pm-7:15 pm Presentation
  • 7:15-7:30 pm Talk/Discussion/Question-and-Answer
  • 7:30-8:00 pm Meet the artist/bar/pupus

Partners

A collaboration with the HiSAM Museum Gallery Shop x MORI.

Sep
6
Fri
First Friday
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. Ground floor and second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel).

New Exhibit Opening Reception: “In Hawaii”
Sep 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

About the Event

Opening reception for the new exhibit, “In Hawai‘i,” at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum. Meet local artists and arts fans at this free event! The reception takes place during the First Friday event at the museum, with live music and art activities.

About the Exhibit

Promotional graphic for the "In Hawaii"exhibit at the Hawaii State Art Museum.

Featured artworks will explore themes of inspiration, influence, insight, innovation, and inquiry in Hawai‘i, as expressed through artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The exhibit is scheduled to open on September 6, 2019, and will be on view for at least one year.

Additional information (including list of artworks) to be announced.

Location

Ewa Gallery, second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel) in downtown Honolulu.

Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation

  • TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at www.thebus.org.
  • The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at www.waikikitrolley.com.
  • Biki Bikeshare – the closest Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
  • Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.

Parking

There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible Parking

Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:

  • Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
  • Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
  • State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.
Sep
14
Sat
Second Saturday: Make and Take Art Activity
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Free hands-on art activity for all ages! Make your very own work of art to take home. On the second Saturday of the month, drop in at any time during activity hours, allowing at least 30 minutes to complete a project. September 2019 – activity with the Hawaii Craftsmen to be announced.

Sep
24
Tue
Art Lunch: presenter to be announced
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Free lunchtime presentation. September 2019: presenter to be announced.

Marcia Morse’s presentation about the work of the artist Huc Mazelet Luquiens has been postponed. The new date will be announced when available.

Ground floor Multipurpose Room (to the right as you enter through the front doors of the No. 1 Capitol District building).

Oct
4
Fri
First Friday
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Free, family-friendly evening of art and music at HiSAM! All museum galleries will be open. Ground floor and second floor of the No 1. Capitol District building (250 South Hotel St., corner of Richards and S. Hotel).

Oct
6
Sun
Hawaii Children and Youth Day 2019
Oct 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Details to be announced.