A Campus Art Museum Has A New Vision

The newly remodeled John Young Museum of Art on the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa campus gives students and the community access to a world-class collection of artwork bequeathed by noted Hawaiʻi artist John Young. The exceptional artwork come from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa and Mesoamerica. The museum will also be used as venue for Asian-Pacific artist-in-residences, art history graduate thesis exhibitions and prestigious traveling exhibitions from other institutions.

Administered by the College of Arts and Humanities, the John Young Museum of Art is directly aligned with the Department of Art and Art History.

The museum will now focus on interdisciplinary student-centered exhibitions and collections care as well as events that promote, support and sustain museum education initiatives for University of Hawaiʻi Mānoa and the local community.

The space encompasses more than 2,000 square feet including galleries, workshops, a research library, office space and a lovely outdoor courtyard.

The museum resides in Krauss Hall located on the pedestrian corridor from Dole Street in the center of campus and was built in 1931. The oldest frame building on campus, it was entered into the Hawaiʻi register of Historic Places in 1984.

students with artwork

View the photos on the University of Hawaiʻi Flickr site.