Hawaiʻi State Art Museum

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

Take a Video Tour of Capitol Modern

Explore and learn about the museum in this short video.

About Capitol Modern

View of entrance to No. 1 Capitol District Building, lit with pink and purple lights. Banners on either side of the entrance read 'Capitol Modern' and 'The Hawaii State Art Museum'.

Capitol Modern (Hawaiʻi State Art Museum) is a free public art museum within the SFCA Art in Public Places Program. As a part of this public art program, the museum features exhibitions curated from the State’s Art in Public Places Collection and from student exhibitions.

Capitol Modern is an inspiring and educational place for the public and serves as an educational learning lab for the Art Bento public school program.

The museum is in the No. 1 State Capitol Building, near the State Capitol, ʻIolani Palace, and the State Library. Admission is always free. Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with evening hours during First Friday and other events.

Museum visitors in gallery looking at wall art


View current exhibit information and virtual tours of past exhibits on the Capitol Modern website: CapitolModern.org/exhibitions.


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

School Groups

Interested in bringing your classroom to the museum? Admission is always free and groups are welcome to visit during regular museum hours. For more information, please contact Museum Education Coordinator Shirley Lam at [email protected].

Museum Rental

Rent the museum for your wedding or celebration! View photos and additional information about how to rent museum spaces on the Capitol Modern website: CapitolModern.org/rent-space.

Visitor Services Manager: Rodney Acosta. Phone number: (808) 586-9959. 


The SFCA is a state government agency, administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services (Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 9). Capitol Modern (Hawai‘i State Art Museum) 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 Capitol Modern as a workshop instructor or as a performer, please go to the forms linked below.