Art in Public Places

Entry and admission to the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM), including the lawn, Sculpture Garden, café, and gift shop is free. HiSAM is a part of the Art in Public Places Program of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA), Hawaii’s state government arts agency, and is “the People’s Museum,” created to increase ...
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The HiSAM Sculpture Garden and second floor outdoor courtyard are closed for building renovation activities as of July 18, 2017 and are anticipated to re-open later this year. Questions? Contact the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at (808) 586-0300 or hawaiisfca@hawaii.gov.

The Diamond Head Gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu is temporarily closed until mid-September for a renovation project. This includes the I Love Art hands-on activity gallery and the Accession exhibit. The Ewa Gallery, currently exhibiting HAWAI`I: Change & Continuity, will remain open, as well as the Sculpture Lobby and Sculpture ...
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  The role of the Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) is to make recommendations to the HSFCA regarding the purchase of works of art, including the review, nomination, evaluation and selection of the recommended artworks for acquisition. The AASC is generally composed of HSFCA commissioners, staff members, and visual arts consultants. RECENT EXHIBIT VISITS The ...
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Island Focus, Episode 2 SFCA’s Executive Director Jonathan Johnson was interviewed by Island Focus host Lyla Berg earlier this year about what the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts does for the state of Hawai‘i. “Focused on the personalities behind the organizations, industries, and agencies that keep O‘ahu moving, that’s Island Focus,” says host ...
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Search the Art in Public Places Collection Curious about what is in the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts? You can view the collection online! The Art in Public Places Online Catalog is updated periodically to reflect changes in the collection.     Works of art in ...
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A Celebration of the People’s Art The annual Art at the Capitol event celebrated its ninth year with the theme of “Onipa‘a: The Spirit of Lili‘uokalani.” The self-guided tour included viewings of a video about The Spirit of Lili‘uokalani statue by Marianna Pineda and videos from past Art at the Capitol events. The Hawai‘i Youth ...
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  Process Under Pressure Turnaround Gallery May 5, 2017 – July 8, 2017 The Diamond Head Gallery (Accession and the hands-on I Love Art Gallery) will be closed for a renovation project from July 9, 2017 to mid-September 2017. Please call ahead if you are hoping to see a particular exhibit or have access to the ...
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Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding at Gallery ‘Iolani, Windward Community College Previously exhibited at the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM), Voyaging: The Art of Wayfinding will be at Windward Community College’s Gallery ‘Iolani in Kāne‘ohe January 29 – March 5, 2017. Admission is free! This exhibition displays artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection ...
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Sweet, a stainless steel sculpture by Wayne Zebzda, was dedicated at Aiea Public Library on September 29, 2016. Attendees at the dedication ceremony included First Lady, Dawn Amano-Ige, Representative Sam Kong, State Librarian Stacey Aldrich, and artist Wayne Zebzda and family. The ceremony included a koto performance by Darin Miyashiro and speeches by Matthew Brown, ...
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