Visit Capitol Modern

Hawaii’s biggest little art collection awaits, so get ready to activate your imagination. Stroll and reflect, unleash your creativity, and interact with an evolving portrait of Hawaii’s beauty, diversity and complexity.

Free Forever

Museum admission is always free! This includes all museum exhibits, events, and activities.


Open Monday - Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM. Closed on Sundays and most federal holidays.

Find Us

250 South Hotel St Second Floor Honolulu, HI 96813

Planning Your Visit

Admission to our grounds, galleries and events is always free, and no advance tickets are required. Simply check our hours, exhibit and event information, and come visit us today.

Getting Here

Located downtown in Honolulu’s historic Capitol District, next to ‘Iolani Palace and the State Government, it’s easy to pop in to explore contemporary art, whether by bus, car or foot.

Getting Around

Capitol Modern has four galleries totaling around 19,500 square feet. It also features other exhibition and live event areas including the Front Lawn, the Second Floor Courtyard, The POD, and the Sculpture Garden.

Level 1

Accessible Entrance

Information Desk

The POD (Passion on Display)

Sculpture Garden

Level 2

Information Desk

Second Floor Sculpture Lobby

Lē‘ahi Gallery

‘Ewa Gallery

The Turnaround Gallery

Second Floor Courtyard


Ground floor space designated for the Capitol Modern Artist-In-Residence program: Passion On Display.

Sculpture Garden

Features exceptional three-dimensional works in what was once a recreational area with a large swimming pool and bleachers. This area has now been transformed to serve again as an urban oasis. It retains elements that evoke memories of the pool, offering pathways for discovery and sites for reflection.

Empty gallery at Capitol Modern featuring colorful artwork

Experience the museum from home

Take a virtual tour! Get up-close views and information about artworks in exhibits past and present.

Explore Art

About us

Capitol Modern is Hawai‘i’s State Art Museum, the primary venue for the display and interpretation of the Art in Public Places (APP) Collection, the largest collection of contemporary Hawai‘i art.

Our Mission

Reach Out

Have questions, feedback or just want to say hello? Capitol Modern would love to hear from you.

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