The University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery system is comprised of two galleries and a museum.
The Art Gallery, the larger of the two galleries with a footprint of 4,400 square feet, presents a varied program ranging from contemporary exhibitions featuring works by local and international artists to thematic exhibitions of art historically significant works. Exhibitions are periodically supported by catalogs. Programming for exhibitions includes lectures by artists and scholars, symposia, films, and tours. Annually 50,000 people visit the Gallery and participate in its public programs. Additionally, the Gallery organizes traveling exhibitions, many of which have been presented at more than 100 museums in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, and Guam. directions
The Commons Gallery has a smaller footprint and presents exhibitions from 2 to 4 weeks in length. It often serves a laboratory to present work by visiting artists, faculty and students. directions
Intersections is the visiting artist, designer and scholar program for the department. Past guests include: Julia Bryan-Wilson, Mel Chin, Ann Hamilton, Moriyama Daido, Lucy Lippard, Linda Nochlin, Pepon Osorio, Trevor Paglen, Paul Pfeiffer, Walid Raad, Shazhia Sikander, Fred Tomaselli, and Wu Hung. Intersections hosts two kinds of visits: Full Residencies and Layover Lectures. Full Residencies usually involve a week to two-week visit and include a lecture, classroom visits, studio critiques, community involvement, and potentially a workshop or exhibition.
The department hosts a range of in-house activities such as artists-in-residence, workshops, studio visits and performances. Recent participants include Sally French, Takeshi Harada, Anna Mlasowsky, and Michelle Schwengel-Regala AKA The Fuzz.
JOHN YOUNG MUSEUM OF ART
The late artist John Young envisioned a museum on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa that would further art education and benefit the students and the community. Toward the fulfillment of a museum, his bequest to the university included a collection of artworks from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and Mesoamerica. Many of those works were presented at theJohn Young Museum of Art when it opened to the public in Krauss Hall in 1999. The museum collection offers many opportunities to support the Art History MA program and the Museum Studies program. directions