Hawaii Art Museum Listings



Hawaii State Art Museum

The Hawai‘i State Art Museum (HiSAM) is the “People’s Museum”. HiSAM is a venue for the Art in Public Places Collection of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; most of the collection is out in public buildings including schools, libraries, hospitals, and legislative offices. The collection is primarily contemporary works of art that have a connection to Hawaii (e.g. artist born and raised in Hawaii). For more information about the SFCA, visit their website.

Tuesday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
First Friday of each month 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday, Monday, and all state and federal holidays.

Admission to museum galleries and activities is always FREE.



Honolulu Museum of Art

The Honolulu Museum of Art (formerly the Honolulu Academy of Arts) is an art museum in Honolulu, Hawaii. The museum is largest of its kind in the state, and was founded in 1922 by Anna Rice Cooke. The museum has one of the largest single collections of Asian and Pan-Pacific art in the United States and since its official opening on April 8, 1927, its collections have grown to more than 50,000 works of art.

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4:30pm. Closed Mondays.




Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House

The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu is now part of the Honolulu Museum of Art, and is called the Honolulu Museum of Art Spalding House. It was the only museum in the state of Hawaii devoted exclusively to contemporary art.

The museum's second location, Spalding House, features galleries of art, a permanent installation of David Hockney's L’Enfant et les sortileges, a café, pop-up gift shop, and sculpture-filled gardens overlooking Diamond Head and Honolulu. A single admission gets you into both remarkable places.

Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays.