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Mānoa Arts & Minds


Mānoa Arts & Minds marches on with an exceptional combination of music, dance, theater and art events on the UH Mānoa campus. Not only does The Reformer’s Brush exhibition continue this month at the Art Gallery, but you’ll also be entranced by Joyce Yang’s powerful performance at Orvis Auditorium.

If you can’t make it to campus in March, don’t worry. The months of April and May will bring additional reasons to spring onto the UH Mānoa campus and relish all that the Mānoa Arts & Minds has to spotlight.

The Reformer’s Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in China

University of Hawaiʻi Art Gallery
Art Building University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
February 27 – April 8, 2011

The Reformer’s Brush: Modernity and Traditional Media in ChinaThis exhibition, set to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 revolution in China, showcases approximately 60 to 80 works of Chinese calligraphy and painting from Honolulu collections. The selected works illustrate the ways in which those who participated in the various movements to modernize China through the 19th and early 20th centuries made use of these traditional art forms to reflect their ambitions for reform. The artists, who include painters as well as political, military, social, and educational leaders, took part in the reform movements that resulted in the 1911 revolution and the founding and shaping of the new Republic.


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Piano Concert with Joyce Yang

Orvis Auditorium
Friday March 11, 2011

Joyce YangEnjoy an evening with pianist, Joyce Yang, who is critically acclaimed as “the most gifted young pianist of her generation” with a “million-volt stage presence.” She captivates audiences around the globe with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. Just twenty-four, she has established herself as one of the leading artists of her generation through her innovative solo recitals and notable collaborations with the world's top orchestras. In 2010 she was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant, one of the most prestigious prizes in classical music.

Ticket Information

Tickets prices vary. Tickets are available online, at UH ticket outlets, or call 944-2697.

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Photo credit: Oh Seuk Hoon

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Kabuki: The Vengeful Sword (Ise Ondo Koi no Netaba)

Kennedy Theatre, Main Stage
April 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 8:00pm
April 17, 24 at 2:00pm

Kabuki - The Vengeful SwordThe Vengeful Sword is a traditional kabuki that tells of a samurai in search of an important missing heirloom sword and what happens when he discovers its bloodthirsty nature: once unsheathed, it must kill! Fully staged, beautifully costumed, with live authentic music, stylized fighting, and everything from love to comedy to high drama, this kabuki will be the first presented in seven years and continues the 87-year tradition of HAWAIʻI KABUKI.

Free Pre-show Chats: April 9 and 23 at 7pm

Ticket Information

Tickets are available online, at UH tickets outlets, or call 944-2697. Tickets available at Kennedy Theatre beginning March 28.

UHM Student Buy-One-Get-One-Free Nights: April 14 and 21 at 8pm; tickets available beginning at 5pm


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