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WELCOME TO THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY
Who we are and what we value

 

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2022 MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE CANDIDATE EXHIBITIONS FORREST LEONARD, JAKE EVERETT, HELENA NOORDHOFF, SADAF NAEEM, MAKENZIE DAVIS, & NATHAN TALAMANTEZ

The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), is very proud to present six exhibitions of new work in an exhibition series of current UHM MFA 2022 recipients on view January 30 – April 28, 2022. Please see the posting for individual exhibition dates.

ALUMNI CREATE “RECOVER” TEXTILE INSTALLATION FOR HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART’S “JOYFUL RETURN”

University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa alumni Allison LaValley (BFA,2008) and M.K. Carroll (BA, Art and Anthropology, 1999), with Michelle Schwengel-Regala…

ALUMNI COLLABORATE ON DROWNING DREAMERS ALBUM RELEASE

Honolulu-based band The Drowning Dreamers have released their second album, featuring MA alumnus Gary Liu as a performer…

EMILY MCILROY SOLO EXHIBITION AT THELMA SADOFF ARTS CENTER

MFA alumna and instructor Emily McIlroy is featured in a solo exhibition at the Thelma Sadoff Arts Center…

ALUMNI CURATOR AND ARTISTS AT THE CHENGDU BIENNALE

The 2021 Chengdu Biennale, which opens in November, consists of a main themed exhibition at the new Chengdu…

CURRENT

KEN OKIISHI: A MODEL CHILDHOOD
Vie Du Pacifique III
Stanton Macdonald-Wright
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COMING SOON

2022 MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE CANDIDATE EXHIBITIONS
2022 MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE CANDIDATE EXHIBITIONS
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Undergraduate

BA + BFA degree programs

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MA + MFA degree programs

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The Academic Program

The Department of Art and Art History (ART) offers three separate but interrelated undergraduate programs. Art history, leading to the BA, affords the opportunity to study the arts of Asia, the Pacific, and the West in a historical and cultural context. The studio art programs provide students either with a broad-based, liberal arts approach via the BA or with a more focused studio specialization leading to the BFA. The latter is considered more appropriate for students intending to pursue the MFA at the graduate level.