Located in Hawaiis historic Chinatown district, one block from the Hawaii Theatre Center, the Museums ground level contains two galleries featuring changing monthly exhibitions. Three second floor galleries are devoted to quill and ink works by the eponymous museum founder, Ramsay. The adjacent courtyard has an Asian sense of place with indigenous plantings and a lotus pond. The Ramsay Museum Foundation holds 201 works of art created by the artists of Hawaii and a complete collection of block prints by Dietrich Varez.
Ramsay Museum Photo Gallery
University of Hawaii at Manoa – Art Gallery
The L niversitv of Hawaii Art Gallery presents temporary exhibitions of both historical and contemporary art. The Main Gallery features six major exhibitions per year, while the smaller Commons Gallery showcases student thesis exhibitions, the work of visiting artists, and on-going class work. I he Gallery has also initiated and organized twelve traveling exhibitions, which have been presented at museums in the United States. Mexico, Canada. Japan, Taiwan, and Guam. Also of possible interest on campus are the East-West Center Gallery (944-7111). located in Burns Hall (corner of Dole Street and East-West Road) and the School of Architecture Gallery (956-7225), located at 2410 Campus Road. For information on the University of Hawaii Outreach College John Young Museum of Art, see separate listing.
University of Hawaii at Manoa-Outreach College – John Young Museum of Art
Reading Room Water Garden (design by Betsy Sakata).
Activities: Group Visits (by appointment, 956-8866).
Housed in the oldest wood frame building on the UHM campus, the Museum was endowed with a starter collection from the holdings of Hawaii painter John Young. The collection, emphasizing the Un ersitys special interest in Asia and the Pacific region, includes ancient artifacts and antiquities from Cambodia, China. India. Japan. Korea. Myanmar, the Pacific Islands, Sri Lanka, and Thailand Of special note are several authentic Hawaiian koa wood chairs. For information on the University of Hawaii at Manoa – Art Gallery, see separate listing.
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