Museum Staff

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is operated by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), a state government agency administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services. The museum is a part of the Art in Public Places (APP) Program. The objectives of the APP Program are to enhance the environmental quality of public buildings and spaces throughout the state for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public; to cultivate the public’s awareness of visual arts in all media, styles, and techniques; to contribute to the development and recognition of a professional artistic community; and to acquire, interpret, preserve, and display works of art expressive of the Hawaiian islands, the multicultural heritages of its people, and the creative interests of its artists.

Hawai‘i State Art Museum Staff

Museum Director

Karen Ewald, Art in Public Places Program Director

Visitor Services Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

Scott Young
Telephone: (808) 586-9959
Email: [email protected]

Museum Educator and Tour Coordinator

Susan Hogan
Telephone: (808) 586-9958
Email: [email protected]
Susan Hogan is also the point of contact for the Art Bento education program for Department of Education public and charter schools. Learn more about the education programs offered by the SFCA on the SFCA website: SFCA Education Programs.