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.

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Schedule of events

Events unless otherwise noted 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.

Spring 2022

Sunday, February 20, 2:00 – 3:15 p.m., Public gallery walkthrough with Ken Okiishi, The Art Gallery. Ken Okiishi's presentation is made possible by the generous support of the Clifford Iwao Arinaga Memorial Fund. This event is in person and registration limited; please pre-register here.

Tuesday, March 1, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m., Zoom talk with Ken Okiishi. Ken Okiishi's presentation is made possible by the generous support of the Clifford Iwao Arinaga Memorial Fund. Zoom Meeting ID: 641 863 5286 passcode: Manoa2021. Link here.


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

SPRING MFA Exhibitions: Forrest Leonard, Jacob 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.

The Haiku as Visual Form Stanton Macdonald-Wright's the Haiga Portfolio

Stanton MacDonald-Wright, The spring sea swelling and falling all the day, 1966–1967, Woodblock print on mulberry paper, Image: 16 x 20 in.
The John Young Museum of Art presents The Haiku as Visual Form: Stanton MacDonald-Wright’s Haiga Portfolio. Curated by Maika Pollack with Olivia Ambo, on view from January 24 – May 8, 2022.

VIE DU PACIFIQUE III PACIFIC PERIMETER EXCHANGE PRINT FOLIO 2020-21

The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) presents Vie Du Pacifique III: Pacific Perimeter Exchange Print Folio, 2020–21, on view from January 9 – January 25, 2022, curated by Jenny Sanzaro-Nishimura. The theme for this exchange is climate change, global warming, and the environmental damage from our continually-growing consumption of fossil fuels and over-production of plastics and waste.

JON MORITSUGU: HYPERRRRREALITY

Artwork by Jon Moritsugu.
The Commons Gallery, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa presents HYPERRRRREALITY, by the legendary Manoa-based filmmaker Jon Moritsugu, October 31 – December 9, 2021, with a performance one hour only, Sunday, November 14, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.

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 – April 10, 2022.

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

Photograph of student's relatives; small glass container.
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.

DOROTHEA LANGE: THE WAR RELOCATION AUTHORITY ASSIGNMENT

Image by Dorothea Lange, Waiting for Registration, 1942
February 7 – December 9, 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.

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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