Hawaiʻi State Art Museum

Engaging the public with the arts online and in downtown Honolulu.

Take a Video Tour of the Museum

Explore and learn about the museum in this short video.

About HiSAM

The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (HiSAM) is a free public art museum in downtown Honolulu featuring exhibitions curated from the Art in Public Places Collection and student exhibitions. Located adjacent to the State Capitol, Iolani Palace, and the State Library, HiSAM is an educational teaching tool for students, teachers, visitors and the public. HiSAM has four galleries, a Sculpture Garden, classroom, activity and lecture room, and a front lawn for both museum and private events.

Exhibits and Events

Current exhibit: Hawaiʻi Triennial 2022, “Pacific Century: E Hoʻomau no Moananuiākea”, through December 3, 2022. For more information about this exhibit, upcoming exhibits, and virtual tours of past exhibits, please visit the HiSAM website exhibits page: hisam.hawaii.gov/exhibits.

For information about upcoming events (First Friday, The Vibe jazz night, Super Saturday family day, Pāʻina Pōʻalima Pasifika night, etc.), please visit the HiSAM website calendar: hisam.hawaii.gov/calendar.


250 South Hotel Street
No. 1 Capitol District building, Second Floor
Honolulu HI 96813


Open Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and some Fridays 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. during events.
Closed Sunday and state holidays.


Admission is free. The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is a public program supported by the government of the State of Hawaiʻi.


Website: HiSAM.Hawaii.gov
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (808) 586-0900


At this time, there is no restaurant or cafe on site, and the “I Love Art” hands-on activity gallery is closed.

Museum Rental

Rent the museum for your wedding or celebration! Call Visitor Services Manager Scott Young at (808) 586-9959 or email [email protected] for more information, including dates available and allowed number of attendees.


The SFCA is a state government agency, administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9). The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is operated by the SFCA. All hiring for permanent jobs is done via the Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development (DHRD). For careers and career opportunities within the state of Hawai‘i, please visit their website: Hawai‘i Department of Human Resources Development.

For additional information about SFCA jobs, working with the SFCA as a contractor, artwork purchases, artwork commissions, etc., please visit the SFCA Jobs page.

For those interested in doing business as a contractor with the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum as a workshop instructor or as a performer, please go to the forms linked below.

Virtual Exhibit Tours

Get up-close views of artworks and information about past exhibits in these online tours.

View of virtual tours page
View on the HiSAM website: HiSAM.Hawaii.gov/Exhibits/Virtual-Tours.