We are grateful to all forms of support to the department. From $25 checks, significant endowed scholarships, to named initiatives; all donations are spent on art education or to sustain the department's ability to contribute to the cultural life of Honolulu. Examples can be found on our WISH LIST below.

Contributions can be made via a check or online through the following University of Hawai‘i Foundation accounts:

• Department Enrichment Fund  ↗
(supports students scholarships + awards, specialized equipment and projects)

• Art Student Aid Endowment  ↗
(supports student scholarships to encourage their pursuit of a career and a life in the broadly defined field of art)

• Art Gallery Fund ↗
(supports exhibitions + visiting artists/designers/scholars programming)

• John Young Museum Fund
(supports operations + exhibitions + programming)

Checks should be made out to [University of Hawai‘i Foundation] with one of the above options written in the memo section. Mail check to UHM Department of Art +Art History, 2535 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822.

If you have an idea, or want to donate equipment or time, the Department Chair is waiting to hear from you.


glass melting tools
$100-500 each / Glass Blowing Tools (pipes, rods, blocks, molds, paddles, shears, crimps, etc.)

$600 each / Glass Melting Crucibles - each lasts for 50-75 melts enabling usage of specialty colored glass

lithography stone
$435-2,000 each / Used and New Litho Stones

apple computer
$1,000 / Apple Thunderbolt 27" Display

laser printer
$2,200 / HP Enterprise 700 Printer

maker bot 3d printer
$2,500 / Makerbot Replicator

power washer
$3,500 / Power Washer

macpro computer
$4,000 / MacPro Work Station

photo of visiting artists
$5,000 per guest / Intersections is our visiting artists/design/scholar program. Two to four guests are in residency per academic year for a 1-3 week duration where they lecture, teach, conduct workshops.

industrial blower
$5,000 / Combustion Air Blower - supplies air to glass melting furnaces

lithography printing press
$25,000 / Lithography Press

photo of ceramic artists
$50,000 / East–West Ceramics Collaboration is a summer event that occur once every five years. Over ten established international ceramic artists are invited to take part in a four week intensive summer workshop where they produce new work and interact with students and the community. Selected works from each artist are featured in an exhibition at the University Gallery.