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Capitol Modern - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - February 2024 - Featuring Punahele, Art Exhibits and More
Date: Friday - 2/2/2024
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0307 or
Capitol Modern - Hawaii State Art Museum First Friday - February 2024
In the Sculpture Garden
Musical Guests: - DJ Mermaid & Punahele
In the Cafe
Lei making with the Lei Bar
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Punahele is a Native Hawaiian from Mākaha, Hawaiʻi who stands against anything that is harmful to ʻāina (land, water, or the planet). He is an Artist/Educator and Hip Hop practitioner who uses music to create a soundtrack to Hawaiian struggles and frontlines to advocate for change. Punahele is a four-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winner and Hawaii’s firstever IRON MC Champion and has been teaching community songwriting and poetry workshops to incarcerated and “at-risk” youths for over 10 years. The music he creates aims to build Black and Indigenous solidarity in Oceania and beyond.
LĒ‘AHI GALLERY ACCESSION FEB 10, 2023 — FEB 24, 2024 A selection of recent additions to the collection offer an insight into current trends and themes in the local arts scene and provide an opportunity to see the diversity of works being created in Hawaiʻi today. VIEW DETAILS VIRTUAL TOUR
‘EWA GALLERY FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN JUL 7, 2023 — JAN 31, 2024 Experience the 34 contemplative artworks that remind us of fear's ever-presence in the human life by walking through our new exhibit Fear of the Unknown. VIEW DETAILS VIRTUAL TOUR
‘EWA GALLERY CREATURES & CHARACTERS AUG 4, 2023 — JAN 31, 2024 Highlights a variety of narrative artworks from the collection. 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. VIEW DETAILS VIRTUAL TOUR
ANNUAL EXHIBIT 2024 HAWAIʻI REGIONAL SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS FEB 23, 2024 — MAR 23, 2024 Experience Hawaiʻi through award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12 in this annual student exhibit. Over 100 artworks in the spacious ʻEwa Gallery. VIEW DETAILS
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING
• TheBus – many bus routes stop directly in front of or very close to the museum. For routes and schedules, call TheBus at (808) 848-5555 or check online at www.thebus.org.
• The Waikiki Trolley – the Red Line State Capitol/Iolani Palace Stop is a short walk from HiSAM. For more information, call the Waikiki Trolley at (808) 591-2561, or check online at www.waikikitrolley.com.
• Biki Bikeshare – the closest Biki racks are directly in front of the building on South Hotel St. (120 Chinatown/DT – Hotel & Richards), and at the corner of Richards and South Beretania St (121 Chinatown/DT – Beretania & Richards).
• Bicycle Racks – nearby Honolulu City & County bike racks are on South Hotel St. near Alakea St., on Richards St. near South Hotel St., and on the lawn between the Hawai‘i State Capitol building and Iolani Palace.
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, closes at 8:00PM), 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.
Free accessible parking stalls are available in these locations for persons with disabilities:
• Iolani Palace grounds (one stall near the Richards Street exit, one stall near the State Archives building, and one stall near the gate leading to the State Capitol)
• Ali‘i Place building parking structure (vehicle entrance at 1099 Alakea Street, pedestrian entrance/exit on South Hotel Street directly across from the Hawai‘i State Art Museum). 2 hour limit.
• State parking lots allow metered spaces in those lots to be used as accessible parking, with a 2 hour limit. Nearby state parking lots include the State Capitol (415 South Beretania Street and Punchbowl Street), and the Kalanimoku Building (corner of Beretania Street and 1151 Punchbowl Street). For a full list of state government parking lots and a map, please visit the Automotive Management Division webpage. In order to use the spaces, vehicles must display the appropriate placard issued to individuals.
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ACCESSION: NEW ADDITIONS
Recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection
FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN
Explore enigmatic and contemplative artworks
CREATURES & CHARACTERS
Created for children, enjoyable for all ages!
Capitol Modern Exhibits
HAWAI‘I STATE ART MUSEUM EXHIBITS
Artworks on display in the Hawai‘i State Art Museum are from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, or student art competitions (the Annual Hawai‘i Regional Scholastic Art Awards and Annual Young Artists of Hawai‘i). Most of the Art in Public Places Collection is on display in public buildings, including schools, libraries, and state offices. The collection can be viewed and searched online: Art in Public Places Catalog.
Click here for current exhibits and more exhibit details
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ABOUT THE HAWAII STATE MUSEUM
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is located in No. 1 Capitol Distric Building at 250 South Hotel Street. The building is situated in the historic Hawaii Capital Cultural District, across from 'Iolani Palace and the State Capitol. The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information on the Hawai'i State Art Museum call (808) 586-0900
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- Capitol Modern - The Hawai‘i State Art Museum
The free, contemporary public art gallery of Hawai‘i has evolved and rebranded, debuting a new name, creative gathering spaces and calendar of events. Formerly called the Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HISAM), the name Capitol Modern is meant to better reflect its location in Honolulu’s historic Capitol District and the vibrant modern art experience people have come to love.
Capitol Modern is eager for the public to experience this next chapter in their evolution as the people’s museum, and the opportunity to reach diverse audiences in all Hawai‘i communities.
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI (View Map)
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