Gallery Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 5:00
Sun 12:00 - 5:00

Saturdays & Holidays

Admission is free
Parking fees may apply


"The Vinegar Works" - Image Courtesy & © The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust

Miss D. Awdrey-Gore presents:
"An Edward Gorey Haunted Mystery Family Soirée"

Sunday, October 31, 12:00-8:30 p.m.
Ground floor, UHM Art Building

Fun and educational art activities, scavenger hunt, costume contests and prizes for kids and adults, gallery tour, and 2 movies! Come in costumes! Bring your camera!

11:30 – 6:30 p.m. Food by Papa Lucks—sandwiches, pastries, snacks, beverages

12:00 – 5:00 p.m. Educational activities

12:00 – 6:00 p.m. UH Art Gallery open

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gallery tour with John A. Carollo, Collector and Donor

2:30 p.m. Costume parade and contest for children

3:30 p.m. The Nightmare Before Christmas (76 min., rated PG)
produced by Tim Burton & Denise di Novi, Burbank, CA: Touchstone Pictures, 1993.
Cast: Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page.
Notes: Based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. Music, Danny Elfman; director Henry Selick; screenplay, Caroline Thompson.
Summary: The story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, who decides to bring the magic of Christmas back to Halloween Town.

5:15 p.m. The Mānoa Readers / Theatre Ensemble performance

5:45 p.m. Costume parade and contest for adults

6:15 p.m. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (103 min., rated R)
directed and written by Stephan Elliot, Los Angeles, CA: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1994.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter.
Notes: Producers, Al Clark and Michael Hamlyn; director of photography, Brian J. Breheny; film editor, Sue Blainey; music, Guy Gross.
Summary: With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus “Priscilla,” this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.

The public is invited.


Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Humanities and University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Library; and supported by grants from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities and by the “We the People” initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts; Rianna Williams; anonymous donors; and Manoa Arts & Minds, a partnership that cultivates the mind and spotlights the best of art, music, theater, dance and special performances at UH Mānoa.

HCH logoblank spacehsfca logo

University of Hawaii Library's Special Research Collections
The University of Hawai‘i Library’s Special Research Collections includes a number of separate collections of materials that are rare, unique, or otherwise extraordinary.  All of them require distinct, often unique, policies and procedures for acquisition, processing, storage, and patron use to preserve them for future generations.  The John A. Carollo-Edward Gorey Collection began in 1998 when John Carollo donated the first of his books authored by or illustrated by Edward Gorey.  A Gorey fan and collector since his youth, Carollo has increased the collection’s holdings to more than 1500 items over the last 12 years to shape this strong and significant collection.  Through Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey the public has an exceptional opportunity to see and learn from large number of works that are not always readily available.


A full-color catalogue will feature an essay by Dr. Joseph Stanton, humanities scholar and specialist in art history and American studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.


Hours and admission
Monday – Friday 10:30 – 5:00;
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00.

Closed Saturdays, March 22 - 26, Spring Break
April 2, Good Friday; April 4, Easter Sunday

Admission is free. Donations are appreciated.
Parking fees may apply.

Supported by:
The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust
Edward Gorey House

Gorey House logo