Friends of HiSAM

A Gathering of the Friends at HiSAM

A Gathering of the Friends at HiSAM


The Friends of the Hawai’i State Art Museum (Friends of HiSAM) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization established to work effectively with the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) and its professional staff to enhance and support the work of the museum, its ancillary programs, and amenities.

In supporting the mission of the HSFCA, the Friends of HiSAM have four objectives: (1) expose and engage all grade school students at the museum to the arts in Hawai’i, (2) encourage all high school and college students who are focused on the arts through meaningful events and programs at the museum (3) expose, excite, educate and engage those living in and visiting our state to the art and artists of Hawai‘i through visits to the museum, and (4) assist the HSFCA in the recognition of Hawaii’s art and artists.

For more information, including how to donate and/or volunteer, contact us at, or visit our Facebook page (@hisamfriends) or Instagram (@hisamfriends).

The Friends of HiSAM holds an annual meeting which is open to the public.

Friends of HiSAM Membership Form