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New Exhibitions At Hawaii State Museum: "Fear of the Unknown" Opens July 7, 2023
Photo credit: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Exhibit of public art opens Friday July 7, 2023
HONOLULU: The Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) invites the public to the Hawaiʻi State Art Museum’s newest exhibit, “Fear of the Unknown” on Friday, July 7. The museum will open at 10:00 a.m. and the artist reception will take place in the second floor museum gallery from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. The museum’s First Friday live music event will also be taking place at the museum in the outdoor Sculpture Garden.
Museum visitors are invited to contemplate 34 enigmatic artworks by 28 artists in the ʻEwa gallery (second floor). Take a closer look and find details that help reveal narratives of exploration, change, and discovery.
Some artworks are recent additions to the collection, on display to the public for the first time:
•“Eianā Kini Akua (Ancestors with Us)” by Meleanna Meyer, acquired from the 2023 ʻIkeKanaka exhibition, Maui Arts and Cultural Center
•“Future Kiʻi” by Solomon Enos, acquired from the 2023 ʻIke Kanaka exhibition,Maui Arts and Cultural Center
•“Kāhea,a call” by Abigail Romanchak, acquired from the 2023 ʻAi Pōhaku, Stone Eaters exhibit at University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa Art Gallery
Artworks from the SFCA’s Art in Public Places Collection are displayed in state government sites across the state, including schools, libraries, and state office buildings. For over 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.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and is closed on Sunday and state and federal holidays. Admission is always free! The Hawaiʻi State Art Museum and the Art in Public Places Collection are a part the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts’ Art in Public Places Program.
About the SFCA
The Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (SFCA) is Hawaiʻi’s state government arts agency. Established in 1965 by the Hawaiʻi State Legislature, through the vision and effort of Hawaiʻi leaders, the creation of a state arts agency made Hawaiʻi eligible to receive federal grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), newly established on September 29, 1965. The SFCA is administratively attached to the Department of Accounting and General Services and funded by the State of Hawaiʻi and the National Endowment for the Arts.
What is a State Arts Agency?
State arts agencies were created by legislatures and governors to promote the arts and reduce barriers to cultural participation. Every state and U.S. jurisdiction has a designated arts agency, providing grants, services, and leadership that make the arts accessible to everyone. State arts agencies are funded through appropriations from state legislatures. State arts agencies also receive 40% of the federal grant dollars Congress provides to the National Endowment for the Arts.
Learn more about state arts agencies and regional arts agencies nationwide on the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies website: NASAA-Arts.org/state-arts-agencies.
Our address is:
Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
250 S. Hotel St
Honolulu, HI 96813
Photo credit: State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
“The Intruder” by Sally French
“Future Kiʻi” by Solomon Enos
“In the Shadow of Chaos” by Norman Tanaka
“Anxiety” by Bruna Stude
“Atomic Series, Fade Away and Radiate” by Russell Sunabe
“MINU GA HANA” by Tiana Honda
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
The 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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The 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 Hawaii.
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI (View Map)
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