October 5, 2023 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hawaii State Art Museum
250 South Hotel Street
Second Floor
Honolulu HI 96813
Exhibit: Creatures and Characters @ Hawaii State Art Museum

About the Exhibit “Creatures and Characters”

“Creatures and Characters” features artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA). Through a diverse mix of media and artistic approaches, the depictions of creatures and characters suggest stories and ideas that unfold in surprising, unusual, and amusing ways. This exhibit is intended for all ages, with a special focus on students in the museum’s Art Bento program for Hawaiʻi public and charter schools. The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is a learning laboratory for thousands of elementary school students every year in the Art Bento program, using artworks to practice observation, critical thinking, and communication skills along with exploring their creativity. The exhibit is scheduled to run through summer 2024.

Artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection are displayed in state government sites across the islands, including schools, libraries, and state office buildings. The State Art Museum and Art in Public Places Collection are part of the SFCA Art in Public Places Program.

ʻEwa gallery, Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (250 South Hotel Street, second floor). The museum is open Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Free admission. Closed on Sundays and some state holidays (please check the museum calendar to be sure).


Kathleen Adair Brown, Jean Charlot, Martin Charlot, Justin Davies, Kimberly De Souza, Solomon Enos, Richard Frooman, Karen Gally, Phillip Garrett, Juli Haas, Todd Herzberg, Susan Hogan, Claude Horan, Katya Hutchinson, Virginia Jacobs, Phil Jung, Wayne Levin, Lisa Louise Adams, Rodrigo Manzano, Jackie Mild Lau, Elizabeth Miller, Shigeru Miyamoto, Marcia Morse, Brandon Ng, Ray Nitta, Diego Rivera, Debra Rosenbaum, Fred Roster, Johannette Rowley, Mamoru Sato, Esther Shimazu, Sidney T K Yee, Randall Takaki, John Tanji Koga, Ella Tokunaga, Ivan Treskow, Ernest Trova, Shannon Webb, Suzanne Wolfe

Transportation and Parking

Public Transportation


There is no parking on site. Parking is available at nearby lots, including across Hotel street in the Ali‘i Place building (enter at 1099 Alakea Street, cash only), across Richards Street at Iolani Palace, the Kalanimoku Building, Kinaʻu Hale/Department of Health, State Capitol basement, Honolulu City Municipal Parking, and metered street parking in the area.

Accessible parking

Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:

This post was updated on February 10, 2023 with photos of the gallery entrance and a view of part of the gallery.