Hawaii State Art Museum Current Exhibitions and Collections
A view of the STATE OF ART: new work exhibit at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum.
Photo credit: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
STATE OF ART: new work
For more than fifty years, the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts has been recognized as one of the most significant collections of contemporary art of Hawaiʻi. This exhibit invites you to engage with a selection of recent additions to the collection from across the Hawaiian Islands. The thirty-one artworks acquired from eighteen exhibitions offer an insight into current trends and themes in the local arts scene and provides an opportunity to see the diversity of works being created in Hawaiʻi today. SFCA Executive Director Jonathan Johnson says “this exhibit is what’s going on in Hawaiʻi through the eyes of artists.” View artworks in the exhibit in our online catalog: STATE OF ART: new work.
Artists in the exhibit: Doug Britt, Bai Xin Chen, Kelly Ciurej, Janet Davis, Elizabeth Forest, Yoko Haar, Dennis Hakes, Daniel Harano, Charlton Kupaʻa Hee, Brad Huck, Zenobia Lakdawalla, Tom Lieber, Robert Lober, Michelle Martin, Marques Marzan, Deyana Mielke, Yoonmi Nam, Paula Nokes, Mia O., Jon K. Ogata, Nisha Pinjani, Hiroko Sakurai, Marilee Salvator, Jennifer Stephens, Jonathan Swanz, Mark Tanabe, Masami Teraoka, Lori Uyehara, David Valdez, and Hana Yoshihata.
August 3, 2018 – September 2019
EMPHASIZED: eye on scale
Through a selection of works from the Art in Public Places Collection, this exhibition explores the various ways that artists play with scale, and how this in turn affects the viewer’s responses and understanding. View artworks in the exhibit in our online catalog: EMPHASIZED: eye on scale.
Featured artists: Carol Bennett, Pat Catlett, Lee Chesney, Christopher Cole, Dorothy Faison, Sally French, Dennis Hanshew, Claude Horan, May Izumi, Virginia Jacobs, Jun Kaneko, Paul Kodama, Freeman Lau, Cade Roster, Bruna Stude, Masami Teraoka, Allison Uttley, and John Wisnosky. Second floor, Diamond Head gallery.
October 6, 2017 – closing date to be determined
HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity includes 130 artworks from the Art in Public Places Collection of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and tells a story of the past, examining the overlapping influences of nature’s bounty and human impact on a fragile environment.
As you walk through the exhibit, you will see art that reflects on the forces of nature and man’s intrusion. Relevant quotes are placed on walls to help the viewer understand the meaning.
“Hopefully the exhibition will express something of what this place is like. What Hawai‘i is like,” exhibit designer Tom Klobe said. “It is important for us who live here and people who are visiting to understand.”
Second floor, Ewa Gallery. Through May 2019. View artworks in the exhibit in our online catalog: HAWAI‘I: Change & Continuity.
Ground floor exhibits in the shop and cafe are organized and supported by the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum (a volunteer non-profit group) and the HiSAM Gallery Museum Shop x MORI. Please visit their websites for information about their current exhibits and events.
56th Annual Hawaii Regional Scholastic Student Art Awards
Award winning artworks by Hawaii public and private school students grades 7-12. Part of the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program.
February 16 - April 19, 2019
Young Artists of Hawaii
An annual student art exhibition that recognizes creative excellence among Hawaii’s public and private school students in grades Kindergarten through sixth grade.
May - June 2019
|PAST EXHIBITIONS - ANNOUNCEMENTS|
2 New Art Exhibitions At The Hawaii State Art Museum - accession + GIFTED
The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts unveils two new art exhibitions on Friday September 9th -- accession: Recent Acquisitions from the Art in Public Places Collection and GIFTED: Donated Works of Art from the Art in Public Places Collection.
Hawaii State Art Museum - NEW EXHIBITION SEPTEMBER 9th, 2011
ACCESSION and GIFTED highlight extraordinary recent purchases and gifts demonstrating the exceptional work collected by the Hawai i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts over the past four decades. Also featuring Ledward Kaapana as featured musical guest
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To promote, perpetuate, preserve and encourage culture and the arts, history and the humanities as central to the quality of life of the people of Hawai`i. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawai`i and the National Endowment for the Arts. The HSFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services.
The musuem is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed State and Federal Holdays. Always free admission. For pre-recorded information call 586-0900.
The Hawai'i State Art Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For pre-recorded summary information on the museum, call (808) 586-0900. For current museum program information, call the HSFCA Art in Public Places Program at (808) 586-0305. To arrange an educational tour of the museum, call (808) 586-9958.
For information on the HSFCA; the Hawai'i State Art Museum; HSFCA grants, programs, and services; Hawai'i arts and culture events; and USA and worldwide arts opportunities, visit the HSFCA website, www.hawaii.gov/sfca.
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