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.
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.
Spending Time is a demonstration of applied learning. Anderson displays the outcomes of three acts of prolonged observation, respectively of a window view, a young bonsai tree, and a coconut palm frond. Anderson’s durational drawing and video work look to gain a sense of the world through careful attention to pace and scale.
An opening made by splitting or cleaving, to burst open or split. Geologically, rift refers to a feature exposed through tearing the earth’s crust. Rift is an action which exposes the space between, and makes the hidden visible. Taylor’s exhibition is about transformation and metamorphosis. He is fascinated by the reorganization of material and form through process.
Myths & Mortality is an exposition of work created by seven artists working in the UHM Ceramics Area. The work as a whole addresses the ideas of transformation, hybridity, non-ordinary states of consciousness, remembrance, and death through evocative and vivid ceramic sculpture.
The annual Glass + Ceramic Holiday Sale features great holiday gifts! Check off your gift list and support the art students and the Department of Art + Art History.
This illustrated lecture explores the hidden history in and behind paintings by the great early nineteenth-century artists Théodore Géricault, Eugène Delacroix, and J.M.W. Turner, showing how specific people, events, and world historical processes shaped their art.
The Museum and Galleries are currently closed to the general public and open to the campus community only due to COVID-19.