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Hawaii State Art Museum

250 S Hotel St, Second Floor, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2831
+1 808-586-0300
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Amazing Museum Packed with Local & International Artists

Parking is either at the State garage next door to the courthouse or meters on the street. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
HGKCFP
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Honolulu
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This gallery is a hidden gem: what a wonderful surprise. The fact that it is free to visit makes it accessible to all.

We visited the museum on the last day of our Hawaiian holiday and for us it was a real highlight... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
jennyb158
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Brisbane, Australia
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The Hawai'i 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, Honolulu, Hawai'i, 96813. Admission is free at all times. Museum Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. First Friday, the downtown art event held on the first Friday of each month, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (galleries close at 8:30 p.m.) Closed Sunday, Monday, and all state and federal holidays. HiSAM has four galleries - the Diamond Head Gallery, the Ewa Gallery, the Sculpture Lobby, and the Sculpture Garden. All artwork on display has a connection to Hawaii (e.g. artist born in raised in Hawaii). Exhibition information is available on our website. Parking is available across the street in the Ali'i Place parking structure (entrance at 1099 Alakea St, cash only) or at Iolani Palace (metered parking, 25 cent coins only). Several TheBus lines stop in front of or close to the building. If you are taking a taxi cab, there is a small pull in area on Richards St. Wheelchair access from the Richards St. entry gate, on the Richards St. side of the building.
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250 S Hotel St, Second Floor, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2831
Downtown Honolulu
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+1 808-586-0300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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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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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We enjoyed coming here as an escape from the heat in downtown Honolulu. This museum was part of our self-guided walking tour. The architecture of the building itself is worth the visit. There are many fascinating paintings and sculptures if you have any interest in...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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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

An impressive collection of art and sculpture and from Hawaiian artists. Well presented collection with a good variety of art forms. Entrance was free. At the time of our visit only one gallery was open as museum is being renovated. Well worth a visit. Allow...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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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We often forget this wonderful treasure that lies near the State Capitol. It's Ewa galleries are filled with the best of Hawaii's artists living and deceased. I went there with an artist friend from LA and was so pleased to enjoy the exhibition myself. The...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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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This small museum (very small right now as two parts are closed) has high quality art by artists who live in Hawai'i or who have done work here. The State collection is huge so there are changing exhibits. The space is outstanding for displaying art,...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

The art displays are impressive. There are multiple painters with mixed media presented on the second floor. Perhaps most impressive to us was the student pieces in their Key Competition. Items from painting to textiles to mixed media were really quite extraordinary in their presentation...More

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

People pass by this building everyday, but most have know idea what is inside. There is Hawaiian art, modern art, historical art, and more. The best thing is it is free.

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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

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Pepoleon
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Response from Mamiko C | Property representative |
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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