Hawaii State Art Museum in Hawaii

Museums & History in Hawaii

Address: 250 South Hotel St., Honolulu, HI 96813 - MAP
Phone: (808) 586-0900
Web: www.hawaiistateartmuseum.org

Hawaii State Art MuseumThe Hawaii State Art Museum opened in the fall of 2002, when it brought immensely popular touring exhibits to the state of Hawaii. The museum houses three galleries, featuring pieces from the Art in Public Places Collection.

Many of the exhibits focus on art from native Hawaiians, along with art that speaks to the culture of the Islands.

One of the most popular exhibits at the Hawaii State Art Museum has been "Where We Live: Places of Hawaii." The exhibit showcases art from the Art in Public Places Collection, where the natural landscape of the islands is interpreted in realistic and abstract images.

Another exhibit intertwined samples of textile and fiber works from the Art in Public Places Collection.

As another example of a recent exhibit, "Inner Scapes" featured abstract paintings and sculptures by artists that were influenced by the greats of the 20th century, most notably artists native to Hawaii.