Exhibitions + Events + Museum

Exhibitions + Events + Museum

COVID-19

The Art Gallery and John Young Museum of Art at UHM are open to the public! For entry, masking and social distancing are required.

Due to efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, exhibitions in the Commons Gallery will be on view through the windows of the gallery only.

Thank you for your understanding and support. Please check this link for the latest on visiting the campus during the pandemic.

Schedule of events

Fall 2021. Events will be held on Zoom and are free and open to the public with no registration necessary. Zoom Meeting ID for all talks: 641 863 5286 passcode: Manoa2021. Link here.

Esther Kim Varet: Tuesday, September 28, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Doug Ashford: Wednesday, October 6, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Ebony Hayes: Tuesday, October 12, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Tiare Ribeaux: Tuesday, November 2, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Jon Moritsugu: Wednesday, November 10, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time

Spring 2022.

Sunday, February 20, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., Public gallery walkthrough with Ken Okiishi, The Art Gallery.

Tuesday, March 1, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m., Zoom talk with Ken Okiishi


GRADUATE STUDENT-CURATED EXHIBITION THE EXHIBITION AS AN ARTISTIC MEDIUM: AFTER GROUP MATERIAL

In this exhibition, the first year graduate students in Department of Art and Art History, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, curated an object that is meaningful to them, after Doug Ashford’s essay, The Exhibition as an Artistic Medium.

KEN OKIISHI A MODEL CHILDHOOD

The Art Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), is proud to present “Ken Okiishi: A Model Childhood.” Curated by Maika Pollack, the exhibition will be on view September 20, 2021 – May 6, 2022.

DOROTHEA LANGE: THE WAR RELOCATION AUTHORITY ASSIGNMENT

Image by Dorothea Lange, Waiting for Registration, 1942
February 7 – December 7, 2021. The John Young Museum of Art, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, is proud to present for the first time in Hawai’i the exhibition Dorothea Lange: The War Relocation Authority Assignment.

FACULTY-CURATED EXHIBITION STICKY SWEET: ATTRACTION & ANXIETY

An exhibition curated by Lecturer Kirsten Rae Simonsen featuring five artists with ties to the UH Manoa Art Department. August 23 – September 9, 2021.

2021 MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREE CANDIDATE EXHIBITIONS AVA FEDOROV, NANEA LUM & JENNA MACY

Graphic of the featured artists names: Ava Fedorov, Nanea Lum, Jenna Macy
The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), is very proud to present three exhibitions of new work in an exhibition series of current UHM MFA 2021 recipients on view April 13  – May 23, 2021. Please see the posting for individual exhibition dates.

OUT OF THE CAMERA: BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY CHAPTER FOUR: SARA GREENBERGER RAFFERTY

Image of work by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, 2021
The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM), is pleased to present a new work by Sara Greenberger Rafferty on view March 7 through April 11, 2021 as part of the year-long exhibition series Out of the Camera: Beyond Photography.

OUT OF THE CAMERA: BEYOND PHOTOGRAPHY Chapter Three: Stephanie Syjuco

January 17 – February 28, 2021. The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM), is pleased to present a new series by Stephanie Syjuco in a solo presentation as part of the year-long exhibition series Out of the Camera: Beyond Photography.

CARISSA RODRIGUEZ: THE MAID

CARISSA RODRIGUEZ: THE MAID
September 27, 2020 – May 6, 2021: 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…

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

October 26, 2020 – January 28, 2021: 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 TWO: HADI FALLAHPISHEH

artwork by Hadi Fallahpisheh, 2020
November 9 – December 10 , 2020: Hadi Fallahpisheh’s photographic drawings record performances made in the darkroom on large-scale light-sensitive color paper.

CURRENT

Dorothea Lange: The War Relocation Authority Assignment
GRADUATE STUDENT-CURATED EXHIBITION THE EXHIBITION AS AN ARTISTIC MEDIUM: AFTER GROUP MATERIAL
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COMING SOON

KEN OKIISHI: A MODEL CHILDHOOD
KEN OKIISHI: A MODEL CHILDHOOD
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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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