Exhibitions + Events + Museum

Exhibitions + Events + Museum

COVID-19

Currently The Art Gallery and John Young Museum of Art at UHM are open to the campus community and closed to the general public until further notice. Exhibitions in the Commons Gallery will be on view through the windows of the gallery only. We believe that this is the best decision in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and visitors and to support local, national, and international efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Thank you for your understanding and support. We will announce our re-opening and look forward to your visit. Please check this link for the latest on visiting the campus during the pandemic.

Schedule of events

Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person events associated with our exhibitions for Fall 2020. Events on Zoom are free and open to the public with no registration necessary.

October 6, 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk with Ruba Katrib, curator, MoMA/PS1 and curator of Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid (Zoom link; Meeting ID: 944 4839 4918; Passcode: 605167). This talk is made possible by the John Young Museum of Art.

October 14, 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk between Lucas Blalock and Maika Pollack, curator of Out of the Camera: Beyond Photography (Zoom link; Meeting ID: 958 3105 9426; Passcode: 626551). This talk is made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund.

November 17, 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk between Hadi Fallahpisheh and Maika Pollack, curator of Out of the Camera: Beyond Photography (Zoom link; Meeting ID: 956 4049 2923; Passcode: 492112). This talk is made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund.


NETWORKS, COLLABORATION AND RESISTANCE IN/BETWEEN PORTUGAL AND BRAZIL, 1962-1982 Works from the Arquivo Fernando Aguiar and the Coleção Moraes-Barbosa

This exhibition features major works of Brazilian Concrete and Process poetry and related ephemera, c. 1962-1982, drawn from the Arquivo Fernando Aguiar and the Coleção Moraes-Barbosa and shown in Hawai’i for the first time.

OUT OF THE CAMERA: BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY CHAPTER ONE: LUCAS BLALOCK

September 21 – October 29 , 2020: In this new work made for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Le Déjeuner / Mollusks on the Grass (2020), Blalock’s investigation of two sunbathing bodies riffs on Édouard Manet’s Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (1862) while creating a portrait of leisure for our times.

CARISSA RODRIGUEZ: THE MAID

CARISSA RODRIGUEZ: THE MAID
October 4 – December 10, 2020: Carissa Rodriguez examines the material and social conditions in which art is produced and reveals how the canonical figure of the artist is reflected in—and reproduced by—the products of her labor…

YUTAKA MATSUZAWA: TOWARDS QUANTUM ART

January 26 – May 7, 2020: The first solo exhibition in Hawai’i of Japanese Conceptual artist Yutaka Matsuzawa. Curated by Reiko Tomii and Alan Longino.

INUNDATION : ART AND CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE PACIFIC

January 19 – February 28, 2020: Inundation refers to both the watery disasters of climate change and the overwhelming emotions they evoke. This exhibition, curated by Jaimey Hamilton Faris, Associate Professor at the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, features work by Mary Babcock, Kaili Chun, DAKOgamay, James Jack, Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, Charles Lim, and Angela Tiatia…

TOKYO MIDTOWN 2019 ART COMPETITION WINNER KORO IHARA: Made in Earth

An exhibition of the winner of the Tokyo Midtown annual art and design competition.

2020 Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

An exhibition of MFA degree candidates Cody Anderson, Rebecca Goldschmidt, Kat Kazlauskas, Mary Kim and Carson Pellanda.

FRANCIS HAAR : DISAPPEARING HONOLULU

Black and white photograph in Chinatown by Francis Haar
September 15 – December 8, 2019 / John Young Museum of Art
An exhibition of original photographs by Francis Haar documenting the changes to ‘A‘ala, the neighborhood that is now Honolulu’s Chinatown, during the 1960s. The exhibition is curated by Gaye Chan.

JAKE BOGGS: “GEMZ AVERY: AN ARGOSY”

Jake Boggs
An exhibition by UHM MFA alumnus Jake Boggs ’16

JENNA MACY: DEEPEST DARKEST SEACRET—MASTERPIECE OF LOVE

An exhibition by MFA degree candidate Jenna Macy

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The Museum and Galleries are currently closed to the general public and open to the campus community only due to COVID-19.

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