Currently The Art Gallery and John Young Museum of Art at UHM are open to the campus community and closed to the general public.
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.
We will announce our re-opening to the general public and look forward to your visit. Please check this link for the latest on visiting the campus during the pandemic.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Schedule of events
Due to COVID-19, there will be no in-person events associated with our exhibitions for Spring 2021. Events on Zoom are free and open to the public with no registration necessary.
January 28, 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk between Stephanie Syjuco and Maika Pollack, curator of Out of the Camera: Beyond Photography (Zoom link, Meeting ID: 641 863 5286; Passcode: Manoa2021). This talk is made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund. View a video of the talk.
March 25, 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk between Sara Greenberger Rafferty and Maika Pollack, curator of Out of the Camera: Beyond Photography (Zoom link, Meeting ID: 641 863 5286; Passcode: Manoa2021). This talk is made possible by the Laila Twigg-Smith Art Fund.
April 1 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk with Carissa Rodriguez, artist, on her exhibition Carissa Rodriguez: The Maid (Zoom link, Meeting ID: 641 863 5286; Passcode: Manoa2021). This talk is co-presented by The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art where Rodriguez is the Spring 2021 Henry Wolf Chair in photography. It is made possible by the Student Activity and Program Fee Board and the John Young Museum.
April 29 12:00-1:15 pm: Talk between UHM MFA candidates Ava Fedorov, Nanea Lum and Jenna Macy, on the occasion of their exhibitions in the Commons Gallery (Zoom link, Meeting ID: 641 863 5286; Passcode: Manoa2021).
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.
One of the most common questions asked of artists is what inspires our work. To address this head on I have invited three Hawai‘i-based artists to create new projects that combine their own artworks with the actual sources of their inspiration.
Ka-Ning Fong has been making urban landscape paintings across the globe for over thirty years. This exhibition focuses on those he made within the past ten years in Honolulu’s Chinatown, the neighborhood of his painting studio. In them he emphasizes the dramatic changes in familiar sites, sometimes with near prophetic forecasting its imminent demise.
The Museum and Galleries are currently closed to the general public and open to the campus community only due to COVID-19.