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The John Young Museum is a part of the gallery system of the Department of Art and Art History

The late artist John Young envisioned a museum on the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) that would further art education and benefit the students and the community. Toward the fulfillment of a museum, his bequest to the university included a collection of artworks from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and Mesoamerica. Many of those works were presented at the John Young Museum of Art when it opened to the public in Krauss Hall in 1999.

Following recent renovations, the John Young Museum of Art is now a 2,000+ square foot complex that includes galleries, workshops, a small research library, an office, and an outdoor courtyard. John Young Museum of Art is administered by the College of Arts & Humanities and directly aligned with the Department of Art & Art History.  The museum is a venue for Asian-Pacific artist-in-residences, art history exhibitions, and student-centered programming that promote, support, and sustain museum education initiatives for UHM and the local community. EXPLORE