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Currently half under renovation

Interesting and varied group of art and artists. Half of the museum is being renovated so we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
j0ya0
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Beautiful find....

I was looking for something to do after visiting Iolani Palace....and went in search of this... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Mitsu114
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Huntington, New York
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Open during renovation work! The Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts invites you to visit the Hawai'i State Art Museum (HiSAM). 2nd floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 96813...more
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting and varied group of art and artists. Half of the museum is being renovated so we couldn’t see it, which is unfortunate. Pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Includes a gift shop and snack bar that has much more than snacks.

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I was looking for something to do after visiting Iolani Palace....and went in search of this museum....it was very hard to find, as the building was being renovated. I even asked a police officer walking by if he knew where it was....and he didn't. I...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hello Mitsu114, thank you for your visit and your review! The shop and cafe have been closed recently due to renovation activities for safety reasons and will re-open when it is safe to do so.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

The first thing one notices about this museum is the architecture of the building. The 1928 building is a National Historic Property. The museum contains, however, contemporary, modern art by Hawaiian artists. In an open gallery, the art pieces are tastefully displayed with extensive descriptions...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

First, this is one of the few free things you'll find to do on Oahu so don't miss that opportunity. It is located in an interesting old building near several other cultural sites so if you get to that area you can do some other...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a great museum focused on local (and Hawaiian) artists. The art is contemporary/modern, not historical. There are two wings/galleries which have different exhibitions. I was amazed by the art; as well as the diversity and depth of the collection. There's a nice gift...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This is a delightful museum in downtown Honolulu!! Art is all from local, Hawaiian artists and is very fine. I lived in Hawaii for five years and never got around to visiting. Now I plan on visiting every time I am on Oahu.

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Parking is either at the State garage next door to the courthouse or meters on the street. The permanent collection is stunning and a great variety of mediums and artists. Rotating special exhibits lend more. Great MW restaurant spinoff by Michelle in lobby for lunch-...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 November 2017

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited the museum on the last day of our Hawaiian holiday and for us it was a real highlight. The large gallery room had a brilliant collection of art made by people who had/have a connection to Hawaii. It was beautifully curated and included...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We visited this museum at a time when several galleries, including the sculpture garden, were closed for repairs and renovations. However, the art that was on display was thought-provoking. You could feel the yearning in many of the pieces for a way of life that...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Beautiful setting in the heart of the city, on a quiet parcel of land. It was a pleasant surprise how much I loved this museum. I was downtown seeing some of the other "famous" sites, and happened across the State Museum. Well worth a visit,...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

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Admission is free, as well as all of the events and programs run by the museum and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (the state agency which operates the museum). Regular programming includes First Friday... More
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