University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
At the University of Hawai'i Manoa, you will find 2 art galleries and the John Young Museum of Art, these fine art installment centers offering an excellent art education experience on the tropical islands.
First founded in 1976, the John Young Museum of Art was created to further art education and benefit students and the community. Inside you will find a collection of works from Asia, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Africa, and Mesoamerica.
The larger of the two galleries on campus, the Art Gallery, presents a varied program ranging from contemporary exhibits featuring works by local and international artists to thematic exhibitions of historically significant works. The gallery is considered to be 'one of the finest temporary exhibition facilities in the nation', and also features lectures by artists and scholars, symposia, films, and tours.
The smaller of the 2 galleries in the Commons Gallery, which showcases exhibits from 2 to 4 weeks in length and serves as a lab for working artists, faculty, and students. There are over 50,000 visitors to the galleries each year, and they even organize traveling exhibits in the United States, Japan, Guam, Taiwan, Canada, and more.