Located on the University of Hawai'i Manoa campus, the museum focuses on interdisciplinary student-centered programming of its exhibitions and consists of two galleries―one of Asian Art and one of tribal art.
The John Young Museum of Art's holdings of ceramics, sculptures, and works on paper reflect UHM's special interests in Asia and the Pacific. With many noteworthy artifacts from ancient China, the collection reflects John Young's interest in his ancestral homeland. The objects range from Neolithic pottery jars that date as far back as 3000–2000 B.C.E. to the early Ming Dynasty (14th century)
Following recent renovations, the John Young Museum of Art is now a 2,000+ square foot complex that includes galleries, workshops, a small research library, and an outdoor courtyard. John Young Museum of Art is administered by the College of Arts & Humanities and directly aligned with the Department of Art & Art History.
Explores aspects of the collective and spiritual Hawaiian body