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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 ...
Read More HiSAM: Art Off the Wall

RECENT EXHIBIT VISITS In July 2017, the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts convened an Acquisition Award Selection Committee (AASC) for selected works from the 2017 Honolulu Biennial, including approval of studio visits to selected artists with work in the Biennial. The role of the AASC is to make recommendations to the SFCA regarding ...
Read More Art in Public Places: Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits

Please join us for an Arts Chat convening focused on arts and economics. This event is free and open to the public. Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. No. 1 Capitol District Building, Multipurpose Room (ground floor) 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813 Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy for ...
Read More Arts Chat 6: Arts & Economic Prosperity

The official portrait of Gov. Neil Abercrombie, an oil on canvas painting by Maui artist Kirk Kurokawa, was unveiled July 21, 2017, at a dedication ceremony in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum Sculpture Garden. Portraits of Hawai‘i territorial and state governors have been commissioned dating back to the 1912 painting of the Honorable Sanford B. Dole, ...
Read More Governor Neil Abercrombie’s Official Portrait Unveiled

The July 2017 issue of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts eNews newsletter can be viewed online: July 2017 eNews Contents: Cyril Pahinui Receives Top Honor from the NEA Recent and Upcoming Exhibit Visits It’s Your Art: Waipahu Public Library Hawai`i State Art Museum (HiSAM) Event Calendar First Friday June 2017: Hawaii Youth ...
Read More SFCA July eNews Newsletter

Across the United States there are traditional art forms that shape our culture and make our communities distinct, whether it’s conjunto music in Texas, old-time buckdancing in Tennessee, or Chilkat weaving in Alaska. For the past 35 years, the National Endowment for Arts (NEA) has presented National Heritage Fellowships to celebrate and honor master artists ...
Read More Cyril Pahinui Receives Top Honor from the NEA

The SFCA Exhibit Specialists recently refreshed the artwork display at the Waipahu Public Library. Currently on view at the library are works by Francisco Clemente (Coconut Dream II), Linda Iwamoto (Crossfire), Victor Kobayashi (Solstice Pinchpot), Wayne Levin (Immersed, Honaunau, Hawai`i), Harue McVay (Manu), R.G. Michaelis (Rosebud Vessel), Rick Mills (Latticino Bowl), Hiroyuki Momose (Salute), S. ...
Read More It’s Your Art: Waipahu Public Library

Entry and admission to the Hawaii State Art Museum (HiSAM), including the lawn, Sculpture Garden, café, and 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 public ...
Read More HiSAM: Free Admission

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 ...
Read More HiSAM: Temporary Closure of Sculpture Garden and Courtyard

The Diamond Head Gallery of the Hawaii State Art Museum in downtown Honolulu is temporarily closed until mid-September 2017 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 ...
Read More HiSAM: Temporary Closure of Diamond Head Gallery (July-September 2017)