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Hawaii State Art Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Hawaii State Art Museum is always worth visiting

In a historic part of Honolulu, the art museum has interesting collections of contemporary Hawaiian... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
jr532015
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Perth, Australia
An Amazing Collection Overlooked by Locals

A true gem located in downtown Honolulu. Parking is tricky though meters are available and one pay... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
HGKCFP
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Osprey, Florida
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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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250 S Hotel St, Second Floor, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-2831
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

In a historic part of Honolulu, the art museum has interesting collections of contemporary Hawaiian Art. The building is lovely and within easy walking distance of Iolani Palace, the Mission Houses, St Andrews Church and the oldest church in Honolulu. Have lunch at Cafe Julia...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

A true gem located in downtown Honolulu. Parking is tricky though meters are available and one pay lot. The collection of local artists is extraordinary as is the rotating new show. It also Free!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Information Officer at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your five-star review!

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Had a lovely visit here... saw online a “Meet the artists lecture with Kaili Chun and Lori Uyehara”. I liked what I read and samples of their works so drove over that night from the east side of the island wher eI'm staying. A really...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Information Officer at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 3, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your four-star review!

Reviewed July 15, 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review!

Reviewed May 13, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 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 April 18, 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

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

Thank you for your visit and review!

Reviewed March 18, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review!

Reviewed January 22, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review!

Reviewed January 21, 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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2018

Thank you for your visit and your review!

Reviewed November 26, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
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Mamiko C, Public Relations Manager at Hawaii State Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Thank you for your visit and your review!

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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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