Art at the Capitol

Art at the Capitol Art at the Capitol public art on display at the State Capitol at an annual event. Art at the Capitol is an annual event held in the spring at the Hawaii State Capitol.
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House and Senate members open their doors after working hours during a “First Friday” event to give the public an opportunity to view hundreds of pieces of public art displayed in lawmakers' offices. On this special night, the Capitol becomes a museum for the public to view state-owned artwork and even chat with some of the artist themselves. Live chamber music from talented local student musicians set the mood with ambient compositions, allowing the melodies to resound into the volcanic-like opening of the Capitol building. Special tours of the House and Senate chambers are also given throughout the evening. The works of art are part of the “Art in Public Places” collection held by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The “Art in Public Places” program enhances the environmental quality of state public buildings and spaces for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public; cultivates the public’s awareness, understanding and appreciation of visual arts; contributes toward the development and recognition of a professional artistic community; and acquires, preserves, and displays works of art expressive of the character of the Hawaiian Islands. The program was established in 1967 and was the first program of its kind in the nation.

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04/17/2021

Rep. Lynn DeCoite shares her featured artwork for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

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04/17/2021

Representative Kyle Yamash*ta shares his featured artwork for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

04/17/2021

Senate President Senator Ronald D. Kouchi talks about his featured art piece.

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04/17/2021

See Scott Nishimotoʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol!

04/17/2021

See Representative Gregg Takayamaʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol!

04/16/2021

See Rep. Ryan Yamane featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol!

04/16/2021

See Representative Takashi Ohnoʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol!

04/16/2021

See State Representative Scott K. Saikiʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol!

04/16/2021

Next watch State Representative Della Au Belatti talk about her favorite piece of art.
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Join us for Day 3 of Art at the Capitol! Today we will be taking a look at the featured art pieces in the offices on the...
04/16/2021

Join us for Day 3 of Art at the Capitol! Today we will be taking a look at the featured art pieces in the offices on the fourth floor. Stay tuned!

#ArtAtTheCapitol2021

Join us for Day 3 of Art at the Capitol! Today we will be taking a look at the featured art pieces in the offices on the fourth floor. Stay tuned!

#ArtAtTheCapitol2021

04/16/2021

See Rep. Gene Wardʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

04/16/2021

See Representative Cedric Gates's featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

04/16/2021

See Representative Sonny Ganaden's featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

04/16/2021

See Representative Adrian Tamʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

04/15/2021

See Representative Amy Perrusoʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

04/15/2021

See Rep. Val Okimotoʻs featured art piece for #ArtAtTheCapitol2021!

Join us for Day #2 of Art At The Capitol 2021! We'll be featuring art pieces from legislative offices on the 3rd Floor. ...
04/15/2021

Join us for Day #2 of Art At The Capitol 2021! We'll be featuring art pieces from legislative offices on the 3rd Floor. Stay tuned!

#ArtAtTheCapitol2021

Join us for Day #2 of Art At The Capitol 2021! We'll be featuring art pieces from legislative offices on the 3rd Floor. Stay tuned!

#ArtAtTheCapitol2021

04/15/2021

Senator Les Ihara talks about his favorite piece of art in his office.

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04/15/2021

Senator Dru Mamo Kanuha talks about his favorite piece of art in his office.

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04/15/2021

Senator Stanley Chang talks about his favorite piece of art in his office.

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04/15/2021

Last but not least for today, Senator Joy San Buenaventura shares her favorite piece of art in her office.
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04/15/2021

Senator Karl Rhoads shares his favorite artwork in his office.

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04/15/2021

Senator Sharon Y. Moriwaki talks about her favorite piece of art in her office.

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04/15/2021

Watch Senator Bennette E. Misalucha talk about her favorite art piece in her office.

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04/15/2021

Senate Vice President, Senator Michelle Kidani, talks about her favorite piece of art in her office.

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04/15/2021

Next up on our tour of the second floor, we have Hawaii State Senator Gilbert Keith-Agaran talking about his favorite artwork in his office.

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Art at the Capitol is an annual event held in the spring at the Hawaii State Capitol. House and Senate members open their doors after working hours during a “First Friday” event to give the public an opportunity to view hundreds of pieces of public art displayed in lawmakers' offices. On this special night, the Capitol becomes a museum for the public to view state-owned artwork and even chat with some of the artist themselves. Live chamber music from talented local student musicians set the mood with ambient compositions, allowing the melodies to resound into the volcanic-like opening of the Capitol building. Special tours of the House and Senate chambers are also given throughout the evening. The works of art are part of the “Art in Public Places” collection held by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The “Art in Public Places” program enhances the environmental quality of state public buildings and spaces for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public; cultivates the public’s awareness, understanding and appreciation of visual arts; contributes toward the development and recognition of a professional artistic community; and acquires, preserves, and displays works of art expressive of the character of the Hawaiian Islands.

The program was established in 1967 and was the first program of its kind in the nation.

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When is the event being planned for 2019?