HiSAM Free Events

March 2017

Shadow puppets "walking" across a white screen with the puppeteers seen below them holding the sticks that create the shadow puppet movements.

Art Lunch: Bonnie Kim ~ Puppets and Cultures
Tuesday, March 28 |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Bonnie Kim will share stories of exploring the cultures of the world through creating and performing with puppets and masks. For details: Art Lunch.

April 2017

photos of the ethnic musical group Partners in Time

First Friday: Partners in Time
Friday, April 7  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Partners in Time will take us on a musical journey, playing music from the Balkans and the Near/Middle East, particularly Armenia, Turkey, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Greece. For details: First Friday.

A colorful abstract based on a formation of building blocks

Second Saturday: Ready, Set, GO: Design – Build – Draw!
Saturday, April 8 |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Turn your 3-D block “architecture” into abstract 2-D art. For details: Second Saturday.


Exterior of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum building with "No. 1 Capitol District" across the top and 3 people along the walkway getting ready to enter the building.

Slow Art Day Tour
Saturday, April 8 |  10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  |  HiSAM

Take a slow tour of the HiSAM galleries, exploring different ways to look at and experience art. Free to the public. Space is limited and reservations are required. For details: Slow Art.


Digital/Multi-media artist Diana Nicholette Jeon stands bedecked with leis next to her artwork titled "Yellow Girl;" and image of a woman's face almost breaking through a wall of yellow.

Art Lunch: Diana Nicholette Jeon ~ iPhoneography
Tuesday, April 25 |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Art Lunch will feature digital and multi-media artist Diana Nicholette Jeon, whose work is included in the current Accession exhibition. For details: Art Lunch


May 2017

First Friday: Hawai‘i Opera Theatre
Friday, May 5  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Exhibition Opening: New Printmaking
Friday, May 5  |  6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  |  HiSAM

Second Saturday: TBA
Saturday, May 13  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room

Art Lunch:Mele Kahalepuna Chun ~ An Enduring Legacy
Tuesday, May 30 |  12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.  |  First Floor Multipurpose Room