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.


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.
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.


Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (808) 586-0900


Current safety protocols for the State of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiʻi counties can be found at HawaiiCOVID19.com. Museum staff and visitors must follow protocols, including wearing a face covering over the nose and mouth, keeping 6 feet of distance from others, and limiting the number of people in a space.


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.