Hawaii State Art Museum

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards is the nation’s largest, longest-running, most prestigious visual and literary arts program recognizing accomplishments of students in grades 7 – 12. It is a symbol of excellence that can bolster resumes, college applications and scholarship applications. All National Award recipients earn a place on the National Recipient list. Selected ...
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September 10 – 16, 2017: National Arts in Education Week is a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education. Passed by Congress in 2010 through House Resolution 275, the celebration is designated to bring attention to this cause for elected officials and educational decision makers across the country and to support equitable ...
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The No. 1 Capitol District Building, the state government office building which houses the Hawaii State Art Museum and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts offices, Artizen café, and HiSAM Gallery Shop, will be closed on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The museum will be closed for the day and all scheduled activities have ...
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First Friday: Bridgefinder ~ folk, blues, jazz fusion Friday, September 1  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM Second Floor, Sculpture Lobby Free, family-friendly First Friday at the Hawaii State Art Museum – galleries will be open late, with Bridgefinder (folk, blues, and jazz fusion) performing live music indoors in the second floor Sculpture ...
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The Hawaii State Art Museum is temporarily closed August 17 – 21, 2017 due to building renovation activities. This includes the Sculpture Garden and cafe. The gift shop will remain open on August 17 and will be closed August 18 and 19. The museum is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:00 ...
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This event has been cancelled due to building renovation work. The No. 1 Capitol District Building, the state government office building which houses the Hawaii State Art Museum and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts offices, Artizen café, and HiSAM Gallery Shop, will be closed on Saturday, September 9, 2017. The museum will ...
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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 and for special events such as First Friday. Special event dates in which the Sculpture Garden and second floor courtyard are anticipated to be open: Friday August ...
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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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ACCESSION Diamond Head Gallery September 2, 2016 – TBD 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 I Love Art Gallery. ACCESSION, ...
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