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Public Art at UH Mānoa

About the Works of Art in Public Spaces Collection

The Works of Art in Public Spaces at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (WAPS) include paintings, sculpture, murals, installations, and elements of the designed environment which enhance the cultural and aesthetic experience of the campus and provide a valuable resource for research and scholarship, exhibition, and educational purposes shared by the academic and cultural communities it serves.

The WAPS is a comprehensive, integrated, and well maintained blend of art from the UHM Campus Art Collection (CAC) and the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts (HSFCA) Art in Public Places. CAC works of art are legally owned by UHM through gift, purchase, commission or approved temporary installation, whereas HSFCA works of art include commissioned or portable works of art owned and maintained by the HSFCA.

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Campus Art Advisory Committee (CAAC) members

  • Roxanne Adams, Buildings & Grounds Management
  • Gaye Chan, Department of of Art & Art History
  • Janet Gillmar, Retired UHM Campus Landscape Architect
  • Derek Irwin, Hawaii State Foundation on Culture & the Arts
  • Daniel Friedman, School of Architecture
  • Meleana Meyer, Community Art Expert
  • SaraLyn Smith, UH Foundation
  • David Strauch, Curatorial Consultant
  • Malia Van Heukelem, Department of Library Services
  • Sharon Williams, Office of Planning & Sustainability
Questions and requests should be directed to the Work Coordination Center


Work Documents
Works of Art in Public Spaces: Guidelines
Works of Art in Public Spaces: Request Form
Older Art Maps

Laura Ruby, 1988
University of Hawai‘i Campus Art 

Herbarium map

Derek Paiva
The 75 best Hawai‘i artworks hiding in plain sight?
They’re at the University of Hawai‘i’s Mānoa campus.

Hawaii Magazine, November 3, 2014

Jean Charlot, 1961, Night Hula, ceramic tile.

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