The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, operated by the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA), features some of the most impressive artwork and collections in the state. This gem of a building is situated in downtown Honolulu, and offers free admission to the general public.
With the mission to promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts as central to the quality of life in Hawaiʻi, HSFCA first opened the museum in 2002, and since then it has grown to encompass a vast collection of paintings, sculptures and artwork of other mediums with an emphasis on Hawaiʻi -based artists. Its current exhibits include over 130 artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection, which reflects contemporary artwork by artists with a strong connection to Hawaiʻi
The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum is located on the 2nd floor of the No. 1 Capitol District Building, 250 South Hotel Street, and operates every Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Also on-site is the popular Artizen by MW café.