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Please note that the Sculpture Garden is temporarily closed during building renovation activities and is anticipated to re-open later this year. Building renovation activities may also result in temporary gallery closures and/or artwork removals. If you would like to check on the gallery status before visiting, please call the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts at (808) 586-0300 or the HiSAM Visitor Services Manager at (808) 586-9959.


Currently on view

55th Annual Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards (2018)
Exhibit Dates: February 16 – April 13, 2018
Second Floor, Turnaround Gallery (far end of the east side Diamond Head Gallery)

EMPHASIZED: eye on scale

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Through a selection of works from the Art in Public Places Collection, this exhibition explores the various ways that artists play with scale, and how this in turn affects the viewer’s responses and understanding.

Featured artists: Carol Bennett, Pat Catlett, Lee Chesney, Christopher Cole, Dorothy Faison, Sally French, Dennis Hanshew, Claude Horan, May Izumi, Virginia Jacobs, Jun Kaneko, Paul Kodama, Freeman Lau, Cade Roster, Bruna Stude, Masami Teraoka, Allison Uttley, and John Wisnosky.

Second floor, Diamond Head gallery.

HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity includes 130 artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and tells a story of the past, examining the overlapping influences of nature’s bounty and human impact on a fragile environment.

As you walk through the exhibit, you will see art that reflects on the forces of nature and man’s intrusion. Relevant quotes are placed on walls to help the viewer understand the meaning.

“Hopefully the exhibition will express something of what this place is like. What Hawai‘i is like,” exhibit designer Tom Klobe said. “It is important for us who live here and people who are visiting to understand.”

Second floor, Ewa Gallery.

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ACCESSION invites you to engage with a selection of recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection of the SFCA in the Diamond Head gallery of the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM).

This exhibit features 33 works by 27 artists from across the state of Hawai‘i: Evan M. Asato, Jan Becket, Derek Bencomo, Alison Beste, Judy D. Bisgard, Francisco Clemente, Hannah Day, Quincy Dein, Scott Fitzel, Sally French, Judy Gardner, Mary Goodrich, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Sanit Khewhok, David Kuraoka, Chenta Laury, Tom Lieber, Shigeru Miyamoto, Miho Morinue, John Mydock, Carl F.K. Pao, Zach Pezzillo, Brennan Simcock, Michael Patrick Smith, Jefferson Stillwell, Dominic Tidmarsh, and George Woollard.

Second floor, Diamond Head gallery.