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Hawai’i State Art Museum

May 12, 2012

After cleaning house this morning, I decided to take a walk to the Hawai’i State Art Museum (HiSAM.) Not too many people even know this place exists. I only found out about it on Yelp. It’s a nice, small museum in town across from the ‘Iolani Palace. And it’s free.

One of the two wings features contemporary local artists. I’ve always liked that painting on the left by Jean Charlot.

There are metal pieces, wooden bowls, textiles, and even a children’s learning center in the back.

There’s a sculpture garden outside on the museum grounds. I ran into a fellow KS employee who volunteers there. I learned that this museum hosts events such as First Fridays, weddings, proms, and concerts.

But I was so bummed that the café was closed today. It was pretty much the main reason why I went in the first place.

So I stopped by Pho Nam on the way home for my pho-fix. I had a bowl of rare beef & beef tendon pho. Really hit the spot….

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