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WHAT is Intersections?

Each academic year, the Intersections Program invites artists and scholars, known locally, nationally, and internationally, in order to enliven and promote the growth of arts appreciation and awareness on O'ahu.  Intersections organizes programming that explores the relevance of artistic practice to inspire critical thinking and broaden perspectives on contemporary cultural issues, often as they relate specifically to Hawaii-based issues. 

WHO are our Intersections artists and scholars?

We invite 2-5 artists and scholars a year.  Most are nominated by faculty and students in the Art and Art History Department on a two-year cycle. The program also often collaborates with other local arts institutions such as Shangri La, the Contemporary Museum, and The ARTS at Mark’s Garage, as well as other UHM departments.

A few of our PAST visiting artists and scholars include: Shazhia Sikander, Paul Pfeiffer, Ann Hamilton, Wu Hung, Nick Cave, Mel Chin, Linda Nochlin, Pepon Osorio, Gary Hill, and Lucy Lippard.

CURRENT information on our upcoming programming and further details

WHAT do Intersections Visiting Artists and Scholars do while they are here?
Depending on the length of the visit, artists and scholars participate in a number of the following activities:

• give a public lecture about their research
• visit classes conduct studio critique
• develop art projects
• conduct workshops or roundtables
• have small exhibitions of their work
• record interviews for future publication

WHERE are Intersections events located?
Generally events are held in the Art Building on the UHM campus. Public lectures are held in the ART building auditorium (ART 132). map

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HOW is Intersections funded?
Intersections is not an endowed program nor funded by the university.  Each year the Director is charged with finding the funds to support via applications for competitive grants on the university, local, and national levels.  The program depends on its many sponsors and collaborators and always welcomes further support.


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For more information on Intersections, or to be added to our events announcement mailing and/or emailing list, contact current Intersections Director Jaimey Hamilton at jaimeyh@hawaii.edu