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Hawai i State Art Museum Events and Exhibits - APRIL 2023
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Live performances by Piko Dance Arts and Nicholas Kaleikini and the Melodies of Old Hawaiʻi in the outdoor Sculpture Garden! Friday, April 7, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Free, all ages welcome. Food vendors will be on site.
2023 Art at the Capitol
The Hawaiʻi State Legislature’s annual Art at the Capitol event is back in person! The Legislature invites the public to visit the capitol after hours and experience hundreds of artworks from the SFCA Art in Public Places Collection currently on display there. Friday, April 14, 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Vibe live music event will be happening across the street at the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Art at the Capitol
Friday, April 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Live jazz music with the Dae Han Ensemble in the outdoor Sculpture Garden. Food vendors will be on site. Free admission, all ages welcome! Museum galleries will be open.
Pāʻina Pōʻalima returns Friday, April 28, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in partnership with the Honolulu Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.
2023 Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit
Experience Hawaiʻi through the artwork of students! The annual Hawaiʻi Regional Scholastic Art Awards Exhibit features award-winning artworks by Hawaiʻi students grades 7-12. Top award winning artworks will continue to the national level competition! Last day to view: Saturday, May 6, 2023. Free admission.
In the POD: “Under the Blue” Community Art Installation
Visiting student artist adding to the mural
Artist Solomon Enos
This community art installation in the first phase of an immersive art experience that explores the various zones of the ocean. Inspired by phytoplankton, Native Hawaiian artists Solomon Enos encourages people of all ages to make dots and dashes on the wall, which will turn into the backdrop of an immersive ocean performance venue for young people with developmental disabilities and disorders. This project is a partnership of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, the Friends of the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum, and the Honolulu Theatre for Youth.
Now open: “Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection”
Gain insight into the diversity of artworks being created in Hawaiʻi today in this exhibit, displaying a selection of 51 recent additions to the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ (SFCA) Art Public Places Collection by 38 artists. Artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection are displayed in state government sites across the islands, including schools, libraries, and state office buildings. The State Art Museum and Art in Public Places Collection are part of the SFCA Art in Public Places Program.
Artists: Amber Aguirre, Bernice Akamine, Margaret Barnaby, Derek Bencomo, Don Bernshouse, Jake Boggs, Tobias Brill, Allyn Bromley, Sean K. L. Browne, Gaye Chan, Melissa Chimera, Ghislaine D. Chock, Jonathan Yukio Clark, Debra Drexler, John Fackrell, Lynn Martin Graton, J. D. Griggs, Daven Hee and Joy Sanchez, Darius Homayounpour, Roen Hufford, May Izumi, John Krenik, Tom Lieber, Constance Liu, Licia McDonald, Emily McIlroy, Sarah Metz, Susan Mori, Richard Nelson, Carl Franklin Kaʻailaʻau Pao, Maya Lea Portner, Darold Ramelb, Don Shamblin, Esther Shimazu, Juvana Soliven, Dalani Tanahy, and Maile Yawata. “Accession” will be open through 2023.
Image: entrance to the “Accession: recent additions to the Art in Public Places Collection” exhibit. Front wall: “Takuan #1 – #6”, ceramic sculptures by Maile Yawata; left, “Ka Papa Honua (strata of earth)”, kapa by Roen Hufford; and on the right is “Feather Woman Wailing” (partial view), pastel and charcoal drawing by Emily McIlroy.
Open on Good Friday
The museum will be open on the Good Friday April 7 state holiday. Take advantage of reduced traffic and free street parking in downtown Honolulu and view the new exhibits!
Art Education at the Museum
Art Bento Applications Open Through April 24
Oʻahu public and charter schools grades 2-6. This is a collaborative museum-based education program between the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Department of Education. At the core of the museum curriculum is the integration of visual arts with one of the performing arts: creative movement, drama, or music. This is completely free for the schools and transportation is included. Please help us get the word out to public and charter school educators! Learn more at sfca.hawaii.gov/artbento.
Photo: Kaʻala Elementary School students, January 2020
Planning to bring a school group to the museum? The museum is open to the public and groups are welcome! If you have questions, please contact Shirley Lam (Museum Education Coordinator) at Shirley.Lam@hawaii.gov or telephone 808-586-0778.
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The mission of the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts is 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 Hawaii. HSFCA funding is provided by the State of Hawaii and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Hawaii State Art Museum
he Hawai'i State Art Museum is dedicated to presenting the largest and finest collection of works by Hawai'i artists that celebrate the diverse artistic and cultural legacy of Hawai'i.
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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