The University of Hawaii Art Gallery presents a varied exhibition program which plays a significant role in providing information about the visual arts in both an historical and contemporary context. One of the finest temporary exhibition facilities in the nation, the gallery consists of approximately 4,200 square feet of versatile space with an installation system of modular and movable walls that allows the utmost in flexibility of presentation.
Kennedy Theatre is a beautiful 630-seat facility that was built to accommodate both Asian and Western staging techniques. Opened in 1963, it is believed to be the first public building to be named after the late president. The building was designed by the renowned architect I. M. Pei. The theatre has a wide 52′ stage, a burnished teak interior, and some unique features such as a 140-seat flexible “black box” space, named the Earle Ernst Lab Theatre after one of the department’s long-time faculty members.
The John Young Museum of Art collections represents the University of Hawai‘i’s special interests in Asia and the Pacific region and is largely contributed by the late John Young, who envisioned a University museum to further art education at the University for the benefit of students and the community. The museum is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen soon.