Exhibit: Fear of the Unknown

July 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 South Hotel Street
Second Floor
Honolulu HI 96813
(808) 586-0900
Exhibit: Fear of the Unknown @ Hawaii State Art Museum

About the Exhibit

“Fear of the Unknown”: visitors are invited to contemplate 34 artworks by 28 artists in the ʻEwa gallery (second floor). Take a closer look and find details that help reveal narratives of exploration, change, and discovery. Some artworks are recent additions to the collection, on display to the public for the first time.

Artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection are displayed in state government sites across the islands, including schools, libraries, and state office buildings. The State Art Museum and Art in Public Places Collection are part of the SFCA Art in Public Places Program.

ʻEwa gallery, Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (250 South Hotel Street, second floor). The museum is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free admission. Closed on Sundays and some state holidays (please check the museum calendar to be sure).


Michael Barnes, Gaye Chan, Melissa Chimera, Charles Cohan, Calvin Collins, Michael DalCerro, Justin Davies, Solomon Enos, Joseph Feher, Ka-Ning Fong, Sally French, Tiana Honda, Herb Kawainui Kane, Alice Keesing, Laura Konecne with Nathan Ditzler, Scott Katano, Michael Marshall, Michael Menchaca, Meleanna Meyer, Hanae Uechi Mills, Brandon Ng, Abigail Romanchak, Bruna Stude, Russell Sunabe, Norman Tanaka, Ching Wong.

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.


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). Cash only.
  • 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.